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Habibulah Mohamed Lamin is an independent journalist based in the Sahrawi refugee camps, Southwestern Algeria. He regularly contributes to Al-monitor, as well as ThinkProgress and RefugeesDeeply.

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Trump aid cuts leave Western Sahara peacekeeping facing collapse

20 April, 2018

Slashing funding to UN missions was a favourite topic of the Trump campaign, but it will have real consequences, writes Habibulah Lamin.

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

19 April, 2018

The EU finds itself obliged to either include Western Sahara in renewing the agreement, a breach of its own law, or cancel the trade accord with Morocco.

Polisario Front leader replaces prime minister

05 February, 2018

Abdelkader Taleb Omar has been forced out, and Mohamed Alwali Akaik, a close ally of the president, has been sworn in, as alliances and rivalries anticipate the Front's forthcoming Congress.

Behind Algeria's Iranian book ban

30 January, 2018

Blog: Fears of Iranian influences sparking sectarian divisions in Algeria are unlikely to stop future cooperation between Algiers and Tehran, writes Habibulah Lamin.

Morocco's first spy satellite fuels regional rivalry

30 January, 2018

Blog: Impoverished citizenries are paying the price as each country races to the stars, writes Habibulah Lamin.

Hashish sparks Algeria-Morocco war of words

29 January, 2018

Chances of a swift resolution go up in smoke as Algeria's accusations against Morocco threaten to deepen the rift between the two countries.

Western Sahara talks represent major challenge to EU

29 January, 2018

Morocco's control of the Western Sahara enables Rabat to maintain strong links with the European Union.

Mauritania and Algeria to open borders

11 October, 2017

Mauritania is turning to Algeria in a bid to enhance its economic ties with the oil-rich country after years of tension with Morocco, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Catalonia and Kurdistan's contrasting referendums

11 October, 2017

Blog: Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia both held popular independence referendums in recent weeks, but the implications of each remain very different, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Sahrawi youth: Caught between home and a hard place

06 October, 2017

Blog: With few opportunities at home, Sahrawi youth are finding themselves lured by the dream of escaping to Europe, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

On target: Ronaldo's Moroccan investment hat trick

04 May, 2017

With plans for three Moroccan mega-projects, there are high hopes that the Real Madrid superstar's investments will boost tourism and the economy, writes Mohamed Lamin.

Mauritania president pushes ahead with bid to abolish senate

18 April, 2017

Blog: Mohamed Ouled Abdel Aziz will launch a popular referendum to get rid of parliament's second chamber.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin
Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin is an independent journalist based in the Sahrawi refugee camps, Southwestern Algeria. He regularly contributes to Al-monitor, as well as ThinkProgress and RefugeesDeeply.

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