The activities of a South African-Namibian fishing company in occupied Western Sahara have been covered on SABC's radio news programme Tam Tam Express. Hear interview with chairman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, Ronny Hansen, as well as with Javier Garcia Lachica of WSRW, of José Nascimento of Western Sahara Solidarity Forum, and SADR ambassador Oubi Bachir on SABC radio programme "A fishy business" here.
Western Sahara, Africa’s last colony is illegally occupied by Morocco. The International Court of justice in the Hague clearly rejected Morocco’s claims to the territory. Approximately 165,000 Sahrawis are languishing in refugee camps in the inhospitable Algerian desert since they fled their homeland in 1975. The Sahrawi population remaining in areas under Moroccan occupation is subjected to grave human rights violations, such as torture, forced disappearances and arbitrary detention. To date, more than 100 UN resolutions have supported the Sahrawis’ right to self determination. In the meantime, the occupier is granting licences to foreign companies to exploit the natural resources in Western Sahara. Tune in to this edition of Tam Tam Express as we dish out a Fishy story……an illegal plundering of the natural resources of a territory under occupation!
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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.
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