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When French archives show that the "Eastern Sahara" is historically Moroccan.

Director of Moroccan Archives, Mrs. Bahija Simou, with supporting documents, reiterated the Moroccanness of the Sahara, both southern and "eastern", during a conference held on February 22, 2023, in Rabat. In the next articles, I will focus on the "eastern Sahara" only, meaning the Moroccan regions that are currently attached to Algeria.



How France territorially amputated Morocco in favor of Algeria

The consultation of French archives regarding what colonial circles of the time then referred to as the "Question of the Borders," more precisely, the "regions of eastern Morocco that France wanted to attach to its Algerian possession," is clear.

In my previous column , I showed that, for the French authorities in the Protectorate, the belonging of the "Eastern Sahara" to Morocco was evident.

Why should the EU include the Polisario on its terrorism list?

Just like the United Nations or the US Department of State, the European Union (EU) has its own terrorism list. It includes entities, groups, or organizations involved in terrorist acts and subject to restrictive measures, sanctions, or prosecution. The EU regularly monitors these entities, at least every six months, as they operate around the world.

Algeria, a central actor in the Western Sahara conflict.

The resolution of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara is only a matter of time, provided that the main party to this regional dispute, namely Algeria, participates in good faith in the UN roundtable process, in accordance with Security Council resolution 2602.

"Polisario", a "real time bomb" in Algeria.

"The separatist movement of the 'Polisario' is a 'real time bomb' for Algeria," said political analyst Mustapha Tossa estimating that for decades, this 'losing cause' has absorbed a large part of the Algerian economy.

The "civilizing" mission of the European man!

Neocolonialism is not only the reproduction of colonial discourse, but a systematic method that requires packaging the tendency to "civilize the peoples of the South" in the envelope of universal values such as human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Algeria: The Bots Government

The Algerian government use of bots and fake news to attack opposition groups on social media is a fact and a state doctrine, Facebook had taken down multiple accounts linked to the Algerian Intelligence for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior, which included the use of bots to manipulate online discourse.


Algeria: The Dictatorship That Europeans Love

Algeria has a long history of political turbulence and authoritarianism. After gaining independence from France in 1962, the country was ruled by a single party, the National Liberation Front (FLN), until the 1980s. Since then, Algeria has experienced periods of political liberalization and repression, with varying degrees of respect for democracy, human rights, and press freedom, while its constitution provides for the protection of human rights and the rule of law.