Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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african-union.africa-newsroom.com AU Special Envoy for Western Sahara Concludes his Mission to the UN Secretariat and Briefs the UN Security Council on Western Sahara 05/03
allafrica.com West Africa: Security in the Sahara Not a Shell Game 05/03
stripes.com Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement 05/02
allafrica.com Saharawi Ambassador Bids Farewell to Angolan Speaker 04/30
af.reuters.com UN demands restoration of Western Sahara mission 04/30
dw.com UN votes to extend mandate in Western Sahara 04/30
aljazeera.com UN demands restoration of UN mission in Western Sahara 04/29
myaccount.nytimes.com U.N. Renews Mission in Western Sahara in Divisive Vote 04/29
foxnews.com UN urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission 04/29
allafrica.com Morocco: UN to Vote On Western Sahara Mandate 04/29
un.org In recorded vote, Security Council approves one year extension of UN mission in Western Sahara 04/29
sputniknews.com Russia Abstains in UNSC Vote Renewing Western Sahara Mission - Deputy Envoy 04/29
af.reuters.com UPDATE 2-UN demands restoration of Western Sahara mission 04/29
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Add Rights Monitoring to UN Mission's Western Sahara Role - Rights Groups 04/28
af.reuters.com U.S. submits new U.N. Western Sahara draft after criticism 04/28
mg.co.za Western Sahara debate reignited 04/28
dw.com African Union denounces Morocco's ousting of UN staff in Western Sahara 04/27
bbc.co.uk Western Sahara warning over UN row 04/27
af.reuters.com Add rights monitoring to U.N. mission's Western Sahara role - rights groups 04/27
stripes.com Why are people fleeing to Darfur? And other questions from Africa's refugee crisis. 04/27
modernghana.com UN council weighs US measure to restore W. Sahara mission 04/27
voanews.com Security Council to Vote on Restoration of Western Sahara Mission 04/27
allafrica.com Angola Promotes Arria Formula Meeting On Western Sahara 04/27
globalsecurity.org War looming large over Western Sahara: Polisario 04/27
stripes.com UN urged to restore Western Sahara peacekeeping mission 04/27
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Morocco Walks Out of Addis Meeting Over W Sahara 04/26
hosted.ap.org Group: Western Sahara war is possible if no vote date set 04/26
nzherald.co.nz Morocco's ouster of UN staff from Western Sahara denounced 04/26
stripes.com Polisario Front: W. Sahara war possible with no referendum 04/26
african-union.africa-newsroom.com High-Level Solidarity Seminar and Photo Exhibition on Western Sahara 04/22
reuters.com Gulf Arabs back Morocco in Western Sahara rift with U.N. 04/21
allafrica.com Western Sahara: UN Warns of 'Full Scale War' if Mission not Restored 04/20
nzherald.co.nz UN chief warns of terror threat in Western Sahara 04/19
aljazeera.com Ban warns of war if Western Sahara mission not extended 04/19
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-U.N. warns of Western Sahara war if peacekeeping mission ends 04/19
voanews.com Ban Warns of 'Full-Scale War' in Western Sahara if UN Mission Not Restored 04/19
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Western Sahara's Moment in the Sun 04/15
af.reuters.com Polisario urges U.N. to keep pressure on Morocco over Western Sahara 04/15
modernghana.com Western Sahara separatists warn UN of return to violence 04/14
af.reuters.com Polisario urges U.N. to keep pressure on Morocco over Western Sahara 04/14
irinnews.org Western Sahara’s moment in the sun 04/14
demo.app.com.pk Locust outbreak in Yemen poses risk to surrounding countries: UN 04/13
thelocal.de Battle rages over using army to fight terror on German soil 04/13
un.org Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen leaves surrounding countries potentially at risk 04/12
appablog.wordpress.com La 588ème réunion du Conseilde paix et de sécurité de l’UA sur la situation au Sahara occidental 04/08
appablog.wordpress.com The 588th meeting of the AU Peace and SecurityCouncil on the situation in Western Sahara 04/08
foxnews.com Morocco expels 8 foreigners over Western Sahara protests 04/07
af.reuters.com Morocco expels eight Europeans supporting Western Sahara prisoners 04/07
allafrica.com Messahel Holds Talks With President of AU Commission in Addis Ababa 04/06
dailytimes.com.pk Decades-old dispute separates Western Sahara families 04/04
nation.co.ke Morocco, Sahrawis locked in decades-old Western Sahara dispute 04/03
africa-newsroom.com Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic 04/01
huffingtonpost.com Security Council Must Stand Up to Moroccan Bullying to End Western Sahara Conflict 03/31
af.reuters.com Morocco rejects UN view of Western Sahara "misunderstanding" 03/30
allafrica.com Africa: Recent Western Sahara Developments Pose a Threat to Regional Stability 03/30
reuters.com Morocco rejects U.N. view of Western Sahara 'misunderstanding' 03/29
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The Commissioner for Peace and Security Meets the UN Secretary General 03/28
aljazeera.com Morocco: Media vs monarchy 03/28
aljazeera.com UN chief regrets Western Sahara 'occupation' comment 03/28
foxnews.com UN 'to spare no effort' to restore Western Sahara mission 03/28
reuters.com U.N. chief regrets Morocco 'misunderstanding' over Western Sahara remark 03/28
sputniknews.com UNSC Calls for Return of All Expelled Western Sahara Mission Staff 03/24
france24.com UN Council wants Western Sahara mission fully restored 03/24
reuters.com Morocco says U.N. Western Sahara decision 'irreversible' 03/24
voanews.com UN Calls on Moroccan Authorities to Allow Return of Expelled Staff 03/24
scoop.co.nz Morocco defying the United Nations in Western Sahara 03/23
voanews.com UN Official: Security Council Response Needed in W. Sahara Crisis 03/23
reuters.com Security Council response needed in Western Sahara crisis: U.N. official 03/23
foxnews.com UN official: Western Sahara mission threatened with closure 03/23
af.reuters.com UN shuts Western Sahara military liaison office, as Morocco wanted 03/23
reuters.com Morocco's U.N. expulsion puts Western Sahara ceasefire at risk: movement 03/22
nzherald.co.nz UN closes military office in disputed Western Sahara 03/22
dw.com UN chief's controversial comment ignites Moroccan ire 03/22
reuters.com U.N. shuts Western Sahara military liaison office, as Morocco wanted 03/22
stripes.com UN accuses Morocco over actions on Western Sahara mission 03/22
worldpoliticsreview.com Ban’s Morocco Misstep Turns Back the Clock on Western Sahara Dispute 03/22
myaccount.nytimes.com Morocco Asks That U.N. Close Western Sahara Military Office 03/21
huffingtonpost.com Senseless Saharan Standoff 03/21
reuters.com Morocco asks U.N. to shut military office in Western Sahara 03/21
turkishweekly.net Morocco, Ban tensions rise ahead of UNSC meeting over Sahara 03/21
foxnews.com UN accuses Morocco over actions on Western Sahara mission 03/21
nzherald.co.nz UN workers ordered out of Morocco amid Ban spat 03/20
reuters.com U.N. staffers pull out of Western Sahara mission: state media 03/20
stripes.com US supports threatened UN Western Sahara peace mission 03/19
reuters.com U.S. supports Moroccan autonomy plan for Western Sahara 03/19
scmp.com Morocco demands withdrawal of 84 UN staff from Western Sahara, as row over disputed territory deepens 03/18
allafrica.com Morocco: Govt Demands Staff Pullout At UN Mission in Western Sahara 03/18
appablog.wordpress.com The Chairperson of the African Union Commission deplores Morocco’s decision to remove personnel from MINURSO 03/18
reuters.com U.N. chief disappointed by Security Council on Western Sahara: spokesman 03/18
allafrica.com Morocco: Can the UN's Row With Morocco Be Contained? 03/18
turkishweekly.net Sahara controversy, economy draw Morocco closer to Russia 03/18
reuters.com Morocco asks U.N. to remove 84 staffers from West Sahara mission: source 03/17
dailytrust.com.ng Western Sahara: Morocco threat over UN peacekeepers 03/17
globalvoices.org Moroccans Rally for Unity, While Sahrawis Push for Independence After Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘Occupied’ Remark 03/17
af.reuters.com Morocco asks U.N. to pull 84 staff out of Western Sahara mission 03/17
foxnews.com Morocco orders 84 UN staffers to leave Western Sahara 03/17
turkishweekly.net Morocco orders members of UN mission to leave 03/17
nzherald.co.nz Morocco resumes contact with European authorities 03/17
france24.com Morocco throws diplomatic fit with UN over Western Sahara 03/17
dw.com Morocco demands staff pullout at UN mission in Western Sahara 03/17

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.