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Updated 25 November 2020

Western Sahara flare-up spells gloom for buffer zone businesses

Kamal Zerfi has long run a scrapyard in a no-man's land on the far edge of the Sahara desert.

Then government soldiers came and things took a turn for the worse.

Zerfi lives in a remote outpost of the Western Sahara region claimed by both Morocco and Polisario Front pro-independence rebels who recently revived their three-decade struggle.