Regional Instability Threatens Already Tense Western Sahara


“Larbass Abid, a Sahrawi, was born in Laayoune — Western Sahara’s largest city and its capital — in 1983..His people have been seeking independence from Morocco since 1976, when Spain abandoned its colonial claim. He’s one of the younger Sahrawis who has taken up the disputed territory’s independence struggle, going as far as helping organize a massive protest in 2010. ….(cont.)

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Photo essay: Scenes of Western Sahara