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Western-Sahara: Africas' last colony

The leader of SAIH and two activists will give an important talk about their experiences in the occupied country Western-Sahara.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Western Sahara. From 13th – 18th of April SAIH holds a campaign to draw attention to the forgotten conflict.

Therefore we invite you to a lunch-seminar about the occupation of Western Sahara and give you an overview of the situation. The leader of SAIH and two activists will give an important talk about their experiences in the occupied country. The seminar will take place at the library in Kjølv Egelands' house.

More information about the two activists:

Joanna Allan (30) from Britain has researched Western Sahara since 2006. She has been active in the Western Sahara Campaign UK (WSC) since 2007 and is also a board member in Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW). Joanna is writing her doctorate degree at the University of Leeds about gender and the resistance movements in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea.

Hamza Lakhal (31) is born and raised in Western Sahara. Hamza founded and lead the first campaign to build the University in Western Sahara and also founded the Last Wave, a Saharawi culture organization focusing on cultural events. This organization was unfortunately closed by the Moroccan authorities after only 18 months. As a result of his engagement, Hamza has experienced the brutality of the Moroccan occupation. He was expelled and were forced to finish his studies in Agadir.

SAIH welcomes you this seminar. Food, coffee and refreshments will be served.