The UN Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the responsibility of the Algerian army in the killing of two Sahrawis in the Tindouf camps, in his report to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara issue.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was questioned once again, Wednesday, on the full responsibility of Algeria in the persistence of the ordeal of the population of Tindouf and "their detention for nearly half a century, for political and unavowed motives".
Recent events in Western Sahara have reignited hostilities in the region, and it is necessary to adequately understand and address the matter of the Polisario Front. The Polisario Front claims to represent the national liberation interests of the Sahrawi people.
After I learned of the tragedy and I knew that I had nothing left but my mother, two brothers and a sister, I could not have a reaction other than silence. The silence of a traumatized child, who does not know the meaning of life and death, but knows the meaning of loss..
We used to live in “Medshar Arbib”, which is a neighborhood that was established in the western side of Smara by the families that had fled to the city from the valleys at the outbreak of the conflict towards the end of 1975.
In his youth, my father lived the experience of the Liberation Army, in the 50s of last century. He participated in most of its military battles from the north of the Sahara to northern Mauritania, in which his feet were seriously wounded.
In the summer of 1998, I went on my first trip outside Algeria, to a Spanish city called Villena. It is a quiet and peaceful small town in the Spanish southeast. The majority of its inhabitants know each other. I have Spanish friends there, whom I met from their visits to the camps.