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

20th December, 2020
Ireland has rare opportunity to help cause of Sahara’s ‘forgotten people’
Earlier this month, in return for Moroccan recognition of Israel as part of his Middle Eastern initiative, Trump officially recognised Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Roe v Wade takes another blow as Supreme Court upholds Texas abortion law

Race and right to bear arms hang heavy over trial of teen gunman

Bannon could embrace ‘martyr’ role as he defies House subpoena

Virginia governor race a straw in the wind for US midterms