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Why I quit my job to campaign for the Western Sahara

By Stefan Simanowitz  

“Where have you flown in from?” the immigration official asks as I reach passport control. “Tindouf” I reply. His eyebrows arch. “It’s in Algeria” I explain, “In the Sahara desert”. I am dusty and somewhat dazed but with a rare clarity of purpose.

The next day at work I take my boss aside and hand her my letter of resignation. Whilst staying in refugee camp in Dakhla, I realised that the Saharawi people need their story told and that the lack…

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