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Lobbying 2015: Congress deserts Sahara activists

Massively outspent by Morocco, the Western Sahara’s independence fighters have been all but deserted by Congress and the Obama administration.
Western Sahara's Polisario Front President Mohamed Abdelaziz listens to a question during an interview in Madrid November 14, 2014. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4E6AF

The United States is steadily dropping any pretense of impartiality over the fate of the “last colony in Africa” as Western Sahara activists find themselves massively outspent by Morocco.

Pending foreign aid bills in the House and Senate both call for US aid to Morocco to be spent in the disputed region. The move amounts to a de facto recognition of Rabat’s sovereignty over the resource-rich territory.

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