Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: western sahara | In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica aka "the crazy bottle guy' has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast an eye over the construction of an odd, circular house. The half-built dwelling is the brainchild of Tateh Lehbib Braica, 27, an engineer who wanders among the workers. On the ground lie hundreds of sand-filled, 1.5 litre plastic bottles that serve as bricks. With them, Tateh has found a way to fight back against the harshness of the Algerian desert that is home to 90,000 long-term refugees from western Sahara. It's not yet that hot, but in summer, when the temperature rises above 50C, it will be impossible to venture out of doors.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: western sahara | The country left the Union in 1984 after a row over the status of Western Sahara. Morocco's readmission brings hope of peace-building over the territoryMorocco has been readmitted to the African Union more than three decades after it left when the continental body recognised the independence of the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Hopes that the move could pave the way for peace-building were bolstered after Western Sahara regarded by Morocco as part of its historic territory welcomed the readmission. Related: Chad foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat to head African Union Continue reading...
Feed: BBC Africas | Search phrase: western sahara | Thousands of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara, have been living in refugee camps in Algeria for some 40 years. As the political deadlock continues, they face a cut in aid.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: western sahara | El-AaiÃºn (also known as LaÃ¢youne) is the biggest city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. It only sprang from the desert in the 1930sA sleepy, hospitable, mysterious city Continue reading...
Feed: NYT | Search phrase: western sahara | A Security Council resolution renewed the peacekeeping mission but exerted little pressure on Morocco, which expelled dozens of United Nations workers last month.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | Morocco's official news agency says eight foreigners have been expelled for supporting prisoners convicted for their roles in deadly protests in Western Sahara.
Feed: The Guardian | Search phrase: western sahara | The United Nation's budget seems healthy, but across the world missions are facing alarming shortfallsThere are more than 100,000 peacekeepers wearing the blue helmet in 16 missions across the world, from Kosovo in eastern Europe to western Sahara in north Africa. Faced by multiple crises across the world, the UN will spend in excess of $8bn on its peacekeeping missions this year, an increase of 17% on 2015.But with criticism of operations in Congo mounting, and a sex abuse scandal dominating stories about the mission in Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping faces a crisis of credibility. In light of this, we thought it was time we looked at where the money from peacekeeping goes. Here's what we found. Continue reading...
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | The United Nations says the secretary-general and his envoys are ready "to spare no effort" to restore the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation and end the controversy with Morocco " as called for by the U.N. Security Council.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | The U.N. Security Council announced its support for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara late Thursday, calling for the controversy between Morocco and the U.N. secretary-general to be addressed so the mission can resume full operation.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | The United Nations Security Council is calling for the controversy between Morocco and the U.N. secretary-general to be addressed so the peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara can resume full operation.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | A United Nations official is warning that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara will have to shut down unless Morocco reverses its unprecedented expulsion order.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | The United Nations says it has closed a military liaison office in the disputed Western Sahara after Morocco gave the U.N. observers there 72 hours to leave to protest remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Feed: WAPO | Search phrase: western sahara | The United Nations is accusing Morocco of violating the U.N. Charter in ordering the withdrawal of U.N. civilians from the peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara and says the Security Council must take action.
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