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Business and Human Rights: the UK’s (bad) model

Over the past few decades, there has been a new scramble for African resources as foreign governments and companies have sought to control the continent’s reserves of minerals, oil and gas. As documented in ‘The New Colonialism: Britain’s scramble for Africa’s energy and mineral resources, a new War on Want report, 101 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) now have mining operations in Africa – and combined, they control resources worth in excess of $1 trillion.

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Breaking the Media Blackout in Western Sahara

Ahmed Ettanji is looking for a flat in downtown Laayoune, a city 1,100 km south of Rabat. He only wants it for one day but it must have a rooftop terrace overlooking the square that will host the next pro-Sahrawi demonstration.

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Sahara Screenings: World’s Most Remote Film Festival Prepares for Another Run

“Unlike most things planted in the desert, the FiSahara film festival has taken root and continues to grow and flourish,” says Spanish film star Javier Bardem describing the unlikely success of the world’s most remote film festival.

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U.S. Oil Firm Creates Tension over Western Sahara

Washington – Even as U.S. and Moroccan executives meet to discuss strengthening private sector ties between the two countries, advocacy groups are raising concerns about plans by a U.S. energy firm to explore for oil in the contested territory known as Western Sahara.

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The question of Western Sahara: from impasse to independence

There is little hope for a genuine referendum on self-determination for the Sahrawi people. Their international supporters and the UN General Assembly should now work towards universal recognition and acceptance of the statehood of Western Sahara.

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Sub-Saharan Africa growth up 6pc: Study

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa reached nearly six per cent last year, but in Kenya and Uganda the increase was not as large as expected because of government action to curb spending, a report by the World Bank says.

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