Hear Polisario's representative to the UN, Mr. Ahmed Boukhari, and Chairman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, Mr. Ronny Hansen, interviewed on South African radio June 28th, 2007.
Tam Tam Express
Aired on www.channelafrica.org, 28 June 2007
South Africa Broadcasting, International Service.
Download the radio programme here (NB! Document is 40 MB big)
Ahmed Boukhari talks about how Front Polisario sees the negotiations with Morocco, and gives a picture of the atmosphere in the negotiation room in Manhasset in New York.
Chairman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, Ronny Hansen, is interviewed from 17:50.
Hansen draws the parallels between the liberation struggles of East Timor and Western Sahara, explains the geopolitical game around the conflict, and looks at the reason why the territory was occupied in the first place.
"The major powers in this context -the Americans, the French and the Spanish - are not prepared to put pressure on Morocco to honour their agreements and international law", Hansen says.
A group of Saharawi political prisoners today filed a legal complaint against Morocco in to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
The Saharawi student activist Mohammed Layichi has been on hunger strike for almost a month.
A group of friends for Western Sahara consisting of representatives from all nine political parties was established today in the Norwegian parliament
What is being done to prevent that Norwegian salmon production undermines food security in West Africa? The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara has challenged Norway's 40 largest aquaculture companies.