The Future of the Sahrawi Republic
Since 1975, when Spain withdrew from its nearly century-long colonial domination of the region then called ‘Spanish Sahara’, the Western Sahara has been an area of conflict between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic’s Polisario Front. With the recent re-admission of Morocco as a member of the African Union, question marks remain on the future of the Sahrawi Republic in a changing geopolitical landscape on the African continent. Indeed the question of Western Sahara poses difficult questions for the nature of sovereignty, self-determination, and regional integration on the African continent. This symposium will consider these questions by bringing together scholars, activists, and officials to discuss the future of the Sahrawi Republic in a changing African geopolitical landscape.
Date: 23 May 2017
Time: 9h00 for 9h30
Venue: Kwame Nkrumah Hall, Robert Sobukwe Building, 263 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria
RSVP: Ms Remofiloe Lobakeng Tlobakr@unisa.ac.za or 012 337 6172