Western Sahara: The Last Colony by Andrew McConnell

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Brahim Salama Baaj, 38, nurse. Pictured at Auserd Hospital, Auserd refugee camp, Algeria: 'When I was in sixth grade someone came to class and selected pupils to go to Cuba. I always had top marks in Spanish so I was selected. It was an opportunity from the sky; I spent eleven years there. The Saharawi in Cuba had different groups for football, running, singing. I loved running in Cuba and there were always competitions. I had a Cuban girlfriend but always explained to her that one day I must return to my country.'.