Africa Demands Justice for Western Sahara at UN
Human rights groups say the Indigenous Sahrawi population of the country suffers widespread abuses at the hands of a Moroccan military occupation.
African nations continued demanding at the United Nations Tuesday the liberation of the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
Namibian President Hage Geingob told the United Nations’ 70th General Assembly that Western Sahara has a right to self-determination, and called for a long-awaited referendum of self-determination in the disputed territory.
Morocco blocks Ikea store over Sweden’s support for independent Western Sahara
Morocco has blocked the opening of Ikea’s first store in the kingdom. The official reason given was lack of proper permits, but most observers believe it was over Sweden’s plans to recognize the Polisario Front’s pursuit of an independent Western Sahara.
Ikea was founded in Sweden in 1943.