Disputed Western Sahara is in spotlight after US decision

The disputed territory of Western Sahara was central to a deal announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday establishing diplomatic ties between Morocco and Israel. Here is some background on the region:

LAND AND PEOPLE

Western Sahara stretches along Africa’s Atlantic coast south of the Moroccan resort city of Agadir, and borders Algeria and Mauritania. Roughly the size of Colorado, it has a population of about 600,000 people according to the U.N. Its main resources are fish and phosphates and it is believed to have off-shore oil reserves.

Read more from the source : Associated Press

 

 

 

Tags : Western Sahara, Morocco, Donald Trump, Israel,