Western Sahara: The Last Colony by Andrew McConnell

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Hama Labied Mohamed, 56. Pictured with shipping containers in Rabouni refugee camp, Algeria: 'I was born near Smara in the valley of Saguia in 1953. It was a very simple life. Like all the Bedouin we would cultivate only in times of rain, we had animals and we would go to the city to sell them and buy goods. We would dig wells for water by choosing special places near the valley where it had been raining the year before. Even if Bedouin were not near a valley they could find water according to the rains. We were only travelling from place to place following the rain.' .