Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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allafrica.com Algeria: UN Agencies in Algeria Urge Continued Food Assistance to Refugees From Western Sahara 02/26
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Government Calls for Urgent Investigation Into Moroccan Human Rights Abuses 02/25
allafrica.com Western Sahara: EU Will Not Participate in Crans Montana Forum, Confirms Juncker 02/25
euractiv.com Legality of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement questioned 02/25
myaccount.nytimes.com Tifariti Journal: Fighting Is Long Over, but Western Sahara Still Lacks Peace 02/22
allafrica.com Morocco: A 2015 Breakthrough? the Limits of Shuttle Diplomacy With the Polisario - Jordan Paul 02/20
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Political Prisoner Begins Open Hunger Strike 02/19
allafrica.com Algeria: UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara in Algeria As From Wednesday 02/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Trial of Saharawi Political Prisoner Adjourned Until February 23rd 02/18
modernghana.com Polisario urges UN to press for Western Sahara referendum 02/16
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Stop 'Peace Forum' in Occupied Territory 02/13
ennaharonline.com Western Sahara: Christopher Ross began a tour of the region 02/12
allafrica.com Morocco: AU 24th Summit - the Organisation of Crans Montana Forum in Occupied Western Sahara a Threat to Peace in the Region 02/11
modernghana.com UN envoy for Western Sahara begins regional tour 02/11
tamilguardian.com Algeria and Benin pledge support for Sahrawi self determination 02/11
cnn.com First billion dollar superyacht: 'Too big?' 02/11
allafrica.com Africa: Western Sahara - a Sign of Africa's Freedom Struggle 02/09
allafrica.com Africa: Africa Contact Urges Crans Montana Forum Not to Hold Forum in Occupied Western Sahara 02/09
modernghana.com Delegation from Morocco meets with African Union Commission Chairperson 02/09
allafrica.com Morocco: Western Sahara Resource Watch Marks 10 Years of Existence 02/06
allafrica.com Morocco: Foreign Ministry Refutes Any Secret Contacts Between Polisario Front and Morocco 02/06
allafrica.com Western Sahara: According to International Law, Crans Montana Forum Cannot Be Organized in Dajla - Communiqué 02/06
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Two People Injured in Cluster Bomb Blast in Mijek 02/04
allafrica.com Africa: Africa's Failure to Decolonise Western Sahara Would Be a Negation to African Ideals and Principles - Robert Mugabe 02/02
allafrica.com PM Arrives in Addis Ababa to Represent President Mohamed Abdelaziz At AU Summit 01/30
antaranews.com Indonesia supports Morocco in Western Sahara issue 01/30
hrw.org Morocco/Western Sahara: Rights Backsliding Outpaces Reforms 01/29
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Political Prisoner Dies in Jail 01/28
allafrica.com Western Sahara, Core Issue On AU Agenda - Zimbabwe Foreign Minister 01/27
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Minister of National Defense Disapproves Sending Saharawi Troops to La Güera Region 01/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Holding Crans Montana Forum in Occupied Dakhla, Affront to International Community - Minister 01/14
tamilguardian.com Algeria and China reiterate support for Saharawi right to self-determination 01/14
meed.com Morocco told Western Sahara drilling is illegal 01/08
turkishpress.com Egypt-Algeria cooperation on W. Sahara irks Morocco 01/03
meed.com Kosmos starts drilling in Western Sahara 12/23
scoop.co.nz Kosmos Energy platform has entered occupied waters 12/19
allafrica.com Morocco: Independence of Africa Remains Incomplete As Long As Western Sahara Is Occupied, Says Vice President of Mozambican Parliament 12/17
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Solidarity March With the Saharawi Political Prisoner 'Embarak Daoudi' in Occupied Smara 12/17
meed.com Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities 12/16
meed.com Western Sahara tensions flare ahead of drilling 12/14
allafrica.com Africa: Western Sahara Conflict Requires Stronger" International Action, Says AU 12/12
globalsecurity.org French Hostage in Mali Freed in Al-Qaida Swap 12/10
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Polisario Front Carries Out Military Maneuvers in Southern Sector 12/10
dw.de Torture a widespread problem ahead of International Human Rights Day 12/09
modernghana.com Polisario Preparedness For The War Made Morocco Lives Panic 12/02
allafrica.com President of Republic Condemns Terrorist Attack in the Nigerian City of Kano 12/01
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Algerian Parliamentary Delegation Visits Saharawi Refugee Camps 11/28
livewire.amnesty.org Tunisia promises better protection for women’s rights 11/27
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Oversees Military Exercise 11/26
allafrica.com Morocco: Campaign in Norway Against Continued Occupation of Western Sahara By Morocco 11/26
vanguardngr.com USA’s diversity plus a rich food culture 11/26
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Moroccan Authorities Expel Two American Sympathizers With Struggle of Saharawi People 11/25
spectator.co.uk They do know it’s Christmas. We checked Christmas Day is a public holiday almost everywhere in Africa 11/20
ndtv.com Thousands Protest in Spain Over Western Sahara 11/16
israelnationalnews.com Morocco Arrests Five Would-Be Jihadis 11/15
allafrica.com Morocco: Polisario Front Calls On EU to Condemn King of Morocco Speech, 'Affront to Peace Process' 11/14
reuters.com Morocco arrests four French Islamists with suspected militant links 11/13
allafrica.com Algeria: Western Sahara - Waiting On Washington - and Algiers - Robert M. Holley 11/13
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Forgotten Voices - Escape From the Polisario 11/10
allafrica.com Western Sahara: UNHCR Firmly Committed to Ensure Protection for Saharawi Refugees, Says Guterres 11/09
allafrica.com Morocco: Complete Decolonization Process in Western Sahara, Necessity for Our Region, Says Lamamra 11/09
modernghana.com Sahara's Polisario Front threatens new armed struggle 11/09
allafrica.com West Africa: Ban Ki-Moon Calls for Resumption of Negotiations Between Polisario Front and Morocco On Western Sahara 11/09
huffingtonpost.com King's Strong Speech Gives Polisario an Opportunity 11/07
english.pravda.ru Political prisoners pray for church help against illegal drill plans of Dallas company 11/06
meed.com Western Sahara well results due in the first quarter of 2015 11/04
strategypage.com ALGERIA: The Other One Percent 11/02
allafrica.com Morocco: Real Negotiations for a Real Solution in Western Sahara Must Start Now - Jordan Paul 10/30
pambazuka.net Western Sahara: Moroccan shame at UN human rights council 10/29
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Egyptian Delegation Starts Visit in Saharawi Refugee Camps 10/27
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Territories Are Contaminated With More Than Five Million Anti-Personnel Mines - Ambassador 10/23
allafrica.com Africa: Western Sahara - HRW Calls On UN to Expand Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights 10/20
modernghana.com Algeria-Morocco tensions flare over border shooting 10/19
scoop.co.nz New report on Kosmos Energy in occupied Western Sahara 10/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Rights Generally Respected at Polisario-Run Sahrawi Camps Near Tindouf 10/18
en.ria.ru HRW Calls on UN to Protect Western Sahara Refugees 10/18
foxnews.com Human Rights Watch: Polisario generally respects rights in Western Sahara refugee camps 10/18
voanews.com HRW: Sahrawi Refugees Rights’ 'Curbed' 10/18
reuters.com Morocco says Algerian soldier fired on Moroccans at border, summons envoy 10/18
modernghana.com HRW urges Polisario to respect Sahrawi refugee rights 10/18
sify.com Rights group: Few abuses inside West Sahara camps 10/17
allafrica.com Referendum On Self-Determination for Sahrawi People One of Most Pressing Issues On UN Agenda - Nigeria 10/14
tamilguardian.com Calls for Western Sahara self-determination at UN Fourth Committee 10/12
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Hassiba Boulmerka Urges UN Fourth Committee to Hold Self-Determination Referendum 10/10
allafrica.com Morocco: ANEJ Demands Solution to Western Sahara Question 10/10
allafrica.com Morocco: Fourth Committee - CNASPS Demands Implementation of UN Resolutions On Western Sahara 10/10
today.az Decentralize for people’s power in Arab Spring Countries 10/09
allafrica.com Morocco: Murcia Regional Parliament "Deeply" Concerned About Human Rights Situation in Western Sahara 10/08
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Community in Belgium Calls for International Investigation On Death of Hasena Elwali 10/08
allafrica.com Tanzania: Sahara Call for UN Action to Stop Killings 10/06
allafrica.com Africa: AU Commission Chairperson and Algerian Foreign Minister On Continental Issues 10/02
tamilguardian.com UK Labour Party supports self determination in Western Sahara 10/01
allafrica.com Morocco: Polisario Calls On EU to Act to End Moroccan Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara 10/01
allafrica.com Western Sahara: 'I'm Missing My Place in the World' - an Interview With Aziza Brahim 10/01
allafrica.com Morocco: Polisario Front Condemns 'Deliberate Assassination' of Saharawi Human Rights Activist 10/01
allafrica.com Mugabe to UNGA - Africa Remains Seized With Western Sahara Issue 09/26
globalsecurity.org South Africa's President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries 09/25
un.org South Africa’s President pledges to support Ebola-affected nations, conflict-ridden countries 09/24
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Red Crescent Launches Urgent Appeal for Relief to Rainfall Victims 09/24
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Rainfall, Wind Cause Human and Material Losses in Refugee Camps 09/23

Summary

Morocco has controlled Western Sahara since 1979. The Algeria-backed Polisario Front is pushing for its independence. Last active fighting was in 1991 but the status of the territory is not settled and approximately 100,000 refugees are living in Algeria.