Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Children taking part in the Children's Race at the annual Sahara Marathon, Smara, Western Sahara. Posted March 4, 2017.  (photo by Facebook/SaharaMarathonOrg)

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Runners in grueling marathon persevere, as do Sahrawis

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 | Habibulah Mohamed Lamin, Contributor

Each year, runners brave the harsh conditions of the Sahara Marathon to benefit and show solidarity with the Sahrawi people.

Polisario seeks to keep Sahara dispute in spotlight

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Habibulah Mohamed Lamin, Contributor

By withdrawing from a Western Sahara neutral area, Morocco is courting the new UN secretary-general while getting rid of the attention the tense situation has brought to the Western Sahara plight.

What's on Morocco's agenda as it rejoins African Union?

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Habibulah Mohamed Lamin, Contributor

Morocco wants to take advantage of its strong economic presence to gain political support in the Western Sahara dispute while becoming a hub for Western investments in the African continent.

What the US stands to lose by alienating Morocco

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | Habibulah Mohamed Lamin, Contributor

After Donald Trump's election, abrupt and extreme changes in US policy threaten its relationship with longtime ally Morocco.

Soccer club gives Sahrawi kids a workout — and hope

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 | Habibulah Mohamed Lamin, Contributor

Refugee camps have little to offer children, but dozens of kids are taking advantage of a new soccer club that provides training and helps them hone other skills as well.

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Habibulah Mohamed Lamin is an independent journalist based in Algeria. He contributes to Al-Monitor, The New Arab, Middle East Eye, ThinkProgress and Refugees Deeply. On Twitter:  @habibullahWS

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