Ireland has rare opportunity to help cause of Sahara’s ‘forgotten people’
The selling out by Trump of the people of Western Sahara as pawns in a bigger game, ironically, may have boosted their cause, after years of stagnation
Less than a hundred miles from the Canary Islands, a conflict is simmering. It involves a land known as Africa’s last colony, a population confined to refugee camps for 45 years, allegations of human rights abuses and the threat of regional instability.
It is, as President Michael D Higgins called it last week, “a forgotten land and neglected conflict”. And in one of the final international interventions of his presidency, Donald Trump has just made ...