Irish photographer Andrew McConnell was awarded 1st prize in the portrait stories category of this year’s World Press Photo contest.His project The Last Colony is an innovative and highly personal portrayal of the Saharawi people of Western Sahara, a disputed territory in northern Africa.
Yale Environment 360
published by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
07 Jul 2011: Report by Fred Pearce
Phosphate has been essential to feeding the world since the Green Revolution, but its excessive use as a fertilizer has led to widespread pollution and eutrophication. Now, many of the world’s remaining reserves are starting to be depleted.
A Constitutional referendum on July 1 cannot fix the gap between rich and poor in the ‘exotic’ kingdom.
Report by Larbi Sadiki, InDepth Opinion on aljazeera.com
4 July 2011
Journalist Paddy Maguire explores why tens of thousands of Saharawi people are still living in refugee camps, 20 years after they thought they would be returning to their homeland Western Sahara, often called the ‘last colony in Africa’.
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By Ahmed Benchemsi
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 June 2011
With the protest movement weakened, King Mohammed VI is forcing constitutional change and retaining absolute power
“This is my way: I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whoever follows me.”
It was with this these words, quoted from the Qur’an, that King Mohammed VI ended his speech on 17 June, urging Morocco’s people to vote for his new constitution project in a referendum to be held on 1 July.