by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 29, 1979
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
12 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Spain, United Nations
Language: English
Cover letter and report by George Houser on a two-week trip to the Western Sahara, the former colonial Spanish Sahara, under the auspice of POLISARIO, the liberation movement in the territory. Houser was the first American to go by landrover with the POLISARIO guerillas across the Western Sahara east to west, from Algeria to the Atlantic across the expanse of the Sahara desert, passing through the heart of the Moroccan-occupied areas of the country. The report discuss the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Richard Knight, Madjid Abduallah, a war zone, refugee camps, El Aaiun, a UN visiting mission in 1975, a plebiscite, the International Court of Justice, Willayas, dairas, bombing attacks, occupation forces of Morocco and Mauritania, Tindouf, Dakhla, schools, the National Hospital, wreckage of an American F-5 jet, Tifariti, napalm, tracer bullets, Bu Craa, phosphate, American military equipment, Cape Bojador, defensive positions, Semara, Moroccan planes, the State Department, a Northrup detection system, the Arms Export Control Act, the Algerian Red Crescent, The Africa Fund, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Oxfam of Belgium, Medico International, self-determination, a Westinghouse radar system, Boeing Chinook helicopters, and military equipment. • The Camps in Algeria • Who Controls the Western Sahara? • What About U.S. Policy? • A Note On Material Assistance To Western Sahara Refugees
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root