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  • proper n. A territory in northern Africa and a former Spanish colony, now mostly occupied by Morocco, which claims ownership over the territory.

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  • n. an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits; under Moroccan control since 1992


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  • There is small corner of North Africa known as the Western Sahara, about the size of Colorado, rich in fishing and mineral resources and coveted by people who could be cousins, indeed who often are.

    Casablanca Revisited

  • The status of the former Spanish Sahara, now called Western Sahara and occupied by Morocco, is uncertain.

    Canary Current large marine ecosystem

  • Recent activity in Western Sahara, which is believed to contain viable hydrocarbon reserves, has been controversial.

    Energy profile of Morocco

  • "South Africa understands that viability of international law and the credibility of the UN is at stake in the Western Sahara, which is Africa's last colonial question," M'Hamed Khadad told reporters.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Western Sahara, which is close to Algeria, is an OAU member, but its legitimacy is disputed by Morocco.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Morocco will reconsider its policy in Western Sahara, which isolates and weakens it in the international sphere and which is being economically drained and weakened.


  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people.

    Dose.ca Music briefs

  • Western Sahara, which is slightly bigger than Britain, has under half a million people known as Sahrawis.

    Dose.ca Music briefs

  • Both groups insist on calling Western Sahara a 'disputed territory' or 'Moroccan-administered' - anything but 'occupied.

    NGO Monitor Research

  • Date: Apr 22, 2009 there was never a country called Western Sahara before the spanish colonized the area, Algeria is the one to blame for this problem.

    Foreign Policy In Focus


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