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Western Sahara

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWestern SaharaˌWestern Saˈhara  an area of northwestern Africa that used to be a Spanish colony. Morocco took control of the Western Sahara in 1975. The Polisario, an army and political movement consisting of members of the Saharawi people, fought a war with Morocco for control of the land. This war ended in an agreement to stop fighting in 1991 but the two sides still do not agree about who should control the area.
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