Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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allafrica.com Morocco: Polisario Front Denounces Morocco's Hindrance to Negotiations and Ross Shuttle Tours - Official 07/24
tamilguardian.com Japanese politicians express support for Western Sahara self-determination 07/21
huffingtonpost.com U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit: Let's Ensure it's on the Positive Side of History 07/20
modernghana.com Spain's King Felipe VI begins first visit to Morocco 07/14
cpj.org Morocco jails journalist over coverage of protests 07/08
af.reuters.com Morocco rejects African Union’s new special envoy for Western Sahara 07/02
allafrica.com Mozambique: Landmines - Maputo Conference Approves Two Reports Submitted By SADR 07/02
allafrica.com Morocco: Four Danish Municipalities Stop Purchase of Western Sahara Salt, Says WSRW 07/02
allafrica.com South Africa: ANC Asks Socialist International to Contribute in Supporting Saharawi Cause 07/02
realclearworld.com The Stateless Western Sahara 07/01
af.reuters.com Morocco rejects African Union’s new special envoy for Western Sahara 07/01
allafrica.com HM the King Congratulates DRC's President On Independence Day 07/01
allafrica.com Morocco: Ex-President Joaquim Chissano, New AU Special Envoy for Western Sahara 06/30
allafrica.com Western Sahara: President of Republic Holds Talks With AU African Heads of State and Government 06/30
allafrica.com Equatorial Guinea: Twenty-Third AU Ordinary Summit Wraps Up in Equatorial Guinea 06/30
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Egyptian Journalist Delegation for Bringing Saharawi Issue to Arab People's Attention 06/27
allafrica.com Africa: SADR Supports Lesotho Initiative On Nutrition in Africa 06/27
allafrica.com Central African Republic: Nation's Crisis Remains Forgotten 06/24
allafrica.com Guinea Bissau: Newly-Elected President of Guinea-Bissau Takes Office Monday 06/24
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Trial of Saharawi Political Prisoners Adjourned to 2 July 06/20
dailystar.com.lb Mauritania's Abdel Aziz: the strongman who took on Al-Qaeda 06/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Children Celebrate African Child Day Under the Yoke of Colonialism, Says Brahim Ghali 06/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: President of Republic Receives Spanish Parliamentary Delegation 06/18
allafrica.com Morocco: Polisario Regrets for Escalating Repression in Occupied Western Sahara 06/18
huffingtonpost.com A Moroccan's Week With the Polisario Front 06/04
allafrica.com Algeria: Algeria Will Continue to Stand By Saharawi People - Abdelmalek Sellal 06/04
allafrica.com Western Sahara: El Salvador Affirms Support to Sahrawis' Right to Self-Determination 06/03
modernghana.com Morocco's king urges partners to reactivate Maghreb Union 05/31
news24.com UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones 05/30
allafrica.com Africa: Africa Day - 'Some African Countries Still Under Colonial Rule' 05/27
allafrica.com Zimbabwe Reiterates Support of Sahrawi People's Right 05/27
allafrica.com Africa: AU Peace and Security Council Marks 10th Anniversary 05/27
allafrica.com Africa: ACHPR Condemns Human Rights Abuses Against Sahrawi People in Occupied Territories 05/26
allafrica.com Africa: ACHPR Adopts Resolution Calling for Respect of Human Rights in Occupied Territories (full Text) 05/26
livewire.amnesty.org Stop making excuses for sexual violence 05/20
aljazeera.com In Pictures: Cannes of the desert 05/18
modernghana.com Nigeria: US firm, others establish electricity transmission company 05/16
allafrica.com Algeria: Algeria Calls On EU to Support UN Efforts in Western Sahara 05/16
pambazuka.org Rise and shine, Saharawi campers 05/14
modernghana.com Amnesty urges Morocco to end 'total impunity' for torture 05/13
modernghana.com SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS KIM BOLDUC OF CANADA SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS MISSION FOR REFERENDUM IN WESTERN SAHARA 05/13
modernghana.com Canadian to head UN Western Sahara mission 05/12
strategypage.com COUNTER-TERRORISM: Islamic Terrorists Terrorize Islamic Terrorists 05/08
theeastafrican.co.ke US can keep military base in Djibouti for 30 more years 05/06
allafrica.com Africa: Saharawi People's Struggle Is Similar to That of South Africa, Says Nelson Mandela's Companion 05/02
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Prime Minister "Satisfied" With Security Council's Resolution 05/02
allafrica.com Nigeria: UN Security Council Passes Seven Resolutions, 11 Presidential Statements During Nigeria's Presidency - - Ogwu 05/02
modernghana.com Demonstrations dispersed during UN visit to W. Sahara 05/02
modernghana.com Polisario says UN resolution on Sahara 'not bad' 05/01
allafrica.com Western Sahara: More Than 70 Injured in Peaceful Demonstration in Occupied El Aaiun 05/01
tamilguardian.com UN extends peacekeeping mandate in Western Sahara without a rights monitoring mechanism 04/30
realclearworld.com Cold War in the Desert 04/30
globalsecurity.org Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission through April 2015 04/29
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Woman Present At Meeting of WIDF's Central Committee 04/29
nzherald.co.nz UN keeps force in Western Sahara for a year 04/29
reuters.com U.N. renews Western Sahara mission, but without rights monitors 04/29
modernghana.com UN rejects rights mandate for Western Sahara mission 04/29
allafrica.com Ambassador Ubbi Bachraya Warns of New Rwanda Genocide in Western Sahara 04/24
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Young Saharawi Dies in Landmine Explosion in Occupied Smara 04/24
allafrica.com Morocco: Washington Friends of Western Sahara to Host 10 Saharawi Refugee Children This Summer 04/24
punchng.com Guinea’s President seeks Morocco’s return to AU 04/23
punchng.com Guinea seeks Morocco’s return to AU 04/23
reuters.com U.S. Western Sahara draft urges respecting human rights, no U.N. monitors 04/23
modernghana.com UN to vote on moderate W. Sahara resolution next week 04/23
allafrica.com Western Sahara: President of Republic Expresses Condemnation At Visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to Dakhla Occupied City 04/22
english.pravda.ru Western Sahara: 23 years on, where is the Referendum? 04/22
news2.onlinenigeria.com Guinea seeks Morocco’s return to AU 04/22
allafrica.com Envoy of President of Republic Received By Nigerian President 04/21
allafrica.com Morocco: HM the King Receives in Dakhla Interior and Security Minister of Cote d'Ivoire 04/21
allafrica.com Tunisia: Cooperation in Military Training Centrepiece of Defence Minister-French Ambassador Talk 04/21
allafrica.com Morocco: UN Security Council Holds Consultations On Situation in Western Sahara 04/21
af.reuters.com France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations 04/19
modernghana.com Moroccan king attends prayers in disputed Western Sahara 04/18
reuters.com France denies veto threat looms over Western Sahara negotiations 04/18
globalsecurity.org Western Sahara: UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights 04/18
un.org Western Sahara: UN refugee agency announces resumption of family visit flights 04/17
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Family Visit Flights Resume in Western Sahara 04/17
modernghana.com Morocco king in rare visit to W.Sahara before UN vote 04/17
reuters.com No U.N. rights monitoring in U.S. draft on Western Sahara mission 04/17
turkishpress.com Moroccan King visits Western Sahara city 04/16
allafrica.com Morocco: Abduction of Sahrawi Political Prisoners From Prison of Ait Melloul 04/14
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Aminatou Haidar Concludes Her Visit to United States 04/14
modernghana.com UN must task W.Sahara peacekeepers with rights monitoring: HRW 04/14
modernghana.com Morocco king warns UN chief over W.Sahara 'dangers' 04/12
nzherald.co.nz UN chief wants human rights oversight in W. Sahara 04/11
modernghana.com UN chief urges independent rights monitoring in W.Sahara 04/11
af.reuters.com U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara 04/11
modernghana.com UN chief urges independent W. Sahara rights monitoring 04/11
allafrica.com Western Sahara: UN Peacekeeping Force in Western Sahara Must Monitor Human Rights 04/11
aljazeera.com UN: Western Sahara needs rights monitors 04/11
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Aminatou Haidar Received By President of UN Security Council 04/10
allafrica.com Saharawi Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call On Speaker of Rwandan Chamber of Deputies 04/10
reuters.com U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara 04/10
allafrica.com Ambassador Habib Boukhreis Received By President of Rwandan Senate 04/09
modernghana.com EU-Africa Summit May Lead To Increased Imperialist Interventions 04/07
online.wsj.com Corrections & Amplifications 04/06
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Saharawi Delegation Attends 17th Meeting of Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors 04/04
modernghana.com Kerry in Morocco for security talks 04/03
ekklesia.co.uk MPs call on UN to monitor human rights in Western Sahara 04/03
allafrica.com Morocco: Morocco Cracks Down on Protesters 04/01

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.