Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:24pm GMT
By Patrick Worsnip
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Morocco and Western Sahara’s independence movement opened informal talks on Wednesday, with U.N. mediators pressing them to engage in earnest on the future of the disputed resource-rich territory.
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2 February 2010 –The parties in the dispute over the status of Western Sahara, where fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after Spain’s colonial administration ended in 1976, have agreed to a United Nations proposal to hold their next set of informal talks next week in the United States.
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Irene Jacob: Valentine Dussaut
“THE RUNNER” (2010, in-production)
The TRAILER for the long-form documentary, “The Runner” is now on YouTube >>
The story of a World Champion long-distance runner from Africa’s last colony, the Western Sahara:
… As he approached the last 200m in the lead of an 8km race, he pulled out a Sahrawi flag – illegal in Morocco and a symbol of the “Sahrawi Intifada” – and waived it across the finish line. Knowing he would be arrested on arrival in Morocco, he immediately sought political asylum in France and has been there ever since.