Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Western Sahara Peace Process: Tragedy or Farce?

e-International Relations, 10 May 2012
By Jacob Mundy

At the end of every April, a small drama plays out in the UN Security Council. This is when the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO, its French acronym) comes up for its annual renewal. Western Sahara — Africa’s last colony according to the United Nations — is largely ignored by the Security Council the other eleven months of the year.


Sydney 17 May: Africa’s Last Colony:Human Rights Defender Speaks Out

Thursday 17 May – 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Sydney Mechanics School of Arts 280 Pitt St Sydney

$10 entry / Students by donation
Music, Drinks and Nibbles
Organised by Australia Western Sahara Association and Sydney University Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Join us for an evening with Saharawi human rights activist, Malak Amidan, as she talks about the situation in Western Sahara, one of the longest and most neglected conflicts of our time.

Malak will expose the systematic political, environmental, social and cultural human rights abuses endured by the people of Western Sahara

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