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Good morning, this is Kasmira. With all eyes focused on Gaza, a forgotten conflict in northwest Africa that bears many resemblances could once again be thrust into the spotlight, as we report in today’s main story.

Plus, a UN report outlines evidence of Hamas’ rape and other cruel and inhumane treatment of women during the 7 October attack, and pandemic accord negotiations at the WHO inch slightly closer toward the finish line.

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Over 6,500 tents were erected at a protest encampment in Gdeim Izik, near El-Ayoun, the capital of Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara, between October and November 2010. (The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara)

The fight of imprisoned Western Sahara activists. On the sidelines of the Human Rights Council, lawyers and human rights defenders denounce the long-term imprisonment of 19 Sahrawis, known as the Gdeim Izik group, and call for Morocco to release them. Scrutiny by the UN’s top court over Gaza’s occupation by Israel is also raising hopes of renewed attention on Western Sahara’s forgotten conflict.

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