Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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bbc.co.uk Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp 01/24
pambazuka.org Behind Morocco’s new tango with the African Union 01/22
allafrica.com Africa: Morocco Says Its Return to AU Reflects Its Attachment to Africa 01/19
allafrica.com Africa: Behind Morocco's New Tango With the African Union 01/14
allafrica.com Western Sahara: 'It's Unfathomable That Western Sahara Still Remains Colonized' - Zuma 01/09
africa-newsroom.com Conclusion Statement on the Working Visit to South Africa by His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic Hosted by President Jacob Zuma 01/06
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Moroccan Forces Violently Crush Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun 01/06
punchng.com Falana warns FG on pipeline deal with Morocco 01/06
africa-newsroom.com Foreign Affairs Committee: highlights of next meeting (9 January) 01/05
thisdaylive.com Judicial Recognition of Western Sahara 01/05
allafrica.com Western Sahara: South Africa to Host Sahrawi President 01/04
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Moroccan Forces Violently Crack Down On Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun 01/02
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Call to Allow International Observers Access to Western Sahara 12/27
tamilguardian.com EU trade deal with Morocco does not cover Western Sahara - ECJ 12/24
bbc.co.uk Ocean thrill 12/24
thecuttingedgenews.com Israel on Edge - France Should Be Ashamed Of Labeling Products Made By Jews 12/23
allafrica.com Morocco: EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement Doesn't Apply to Western Sahara 12/23
reuters.com Morocco searching for authors of posts praising Russian ambassador's assassination 12/22
euractiv.com EU court casts doubt on Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara 12/22
diplomatie.gouv.fr Morocco – European Union – Ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (21.12.16) 12/21
foxnews.com EU Court says Western Sahara cannot apply to EU-Morocco deal 12/21
enpi-info.eu EU-Morocco Agriculture Agreement: European Court of Justice rejects "Polisario Front" appeal 12/21
allafrica.com Africa: 4th Seminar for Peace, Security - Existence of Occupation in Africa Is Unacceptable 12/19
allafrica.com Africa: Algeria Says UN Has 9 Peacekeeping Missions Deployed in Africa 12/19
pambazuka.org Behind Morocco’s new tango with the African Union 12/15
modernghana.com Trouble stirs in sands of Western Sahara 12/13
foxnews.com Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline 12/07
businessdailyafrica.com Kenya risks diplomatic spat with Morocco on backing of neighbour 12/05
voanews.com Morocco Accuses AU Chief of Obstructing Readmission 11/30
huffingtonpost.com When Floods Came To The Desert -- An Appeal For Climate Justice 11/21
bbc.co.uk Western Sahara opposes Morocco's African Union bid 11/10
allafrica.com Algeria: Occupied Western Sahara - Moroccan Forces Suppress Peaceful Sahrawi Demonstration in El-Ayun 11/07
modernghana.com Moroccan king reaches out to African leaders in Senegal 11/06
reuters.com Western Sahara standoff fuels tensions, diplomatic scramble 11/03
appablog.wordpress.com Western Saharan refugees face looming food shortage, UN agencies warn in appeal for donor support 11/03
un.org Western Saharan refugees face looming food shortage, UN agencies warn in appeal for donor support 11/02
allafrica.com East Africa: Tanzania, Morocco Sign Over 20 Bilateral Agreements 10/25
allafrica.com Africa: Coming in From the Cold - Morocco Returns to Africa 10/25
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Western Sahara - Polisario Denounces Morocco's Hindrances to Talks Process 10/24
allafrica.com East Africa: Morocco Lobbies East Africa for Re-Entry Into AU 10/24
theeastafrican.co.ke Morocco lobbies East Africa for re-entry into the African Union 10/22
businessdailyafrica.com Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in East Africa 10/20
allafrica.com Moroccan King On State Visit in Rwanda 10/20
theeastafrican.co.ke Morocco king seeks support for AU bid in East Africa 10/20
modernghana.com UN peacekeeping chief to visit Western Sahara 10/18
huffingtonpost.com The Battles for Dabiq & Mosul: Not the Beginning of the End of ISIS, but the End of Its Beginning 10/18
stripes.com UN peacekeeping chief to visit disputed Western Sahara 10/18
allafrica.com Tanzania: Opposition Protesting Moroccan King's Possible Visit 10/13
allafrica.com Africa: Algeria Calls for Resumption of Western Sahara Talks 10/11
dw.com Moroccans vote as elections pit Islamists against liberals 10/07
euractiv.com Western Sahara needs more from the EU 10/07
foxnews.com Polisario Front warns it's closer to conflict with Morocco 10/04
allafrica.com Morocco: Making Sense of the Recent Tension in Western Sahara 09/26
allafrica.com Western Sahara: EU to Support Any Political Solution Allowing Sahrawi People's Self-Determination 09/25
foxnews.com Morocco asks to re-join African Union after 4 decades 09/23
pravdareport.com California to leave US under Crimean scenario 09/20
allafrica.com Africa: Legal Analysis of EU-Morocco Trade Deal Leaves Western Sahara in Limbo 09/16
hosted.ap.org Judge: EU-Morocco pacts not applicable to Western Sahara 09/13
euractiv.com EU court lawyer says decision to stop EU-Morocco trade deal was wrong 09/13
af.reuters.com Morocco says to keep clearing road at Western Sahara border, despite tensions 09/01
af.reuters.com Morocco, Polisario standoff escalates Western Sahara tensions 08/31
ekklesia.co.uk UN chief expresses concern over tensions in Western Sahara 08/29
africa-newsroom.com UN Secretary-General on Western Sahara 08/29
chinadaily.com.cn UN chief concerned over tension in Western Sahara 08/29
app.com.pk UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over tension in Western Sahara 08/29
foxnews.com UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire 08/29
un.org Ban 'deeply concerned' over tensions in south-western Western Sahara 08/28
allafrica.com Africa: King Affirms Africa As 'Top Priority' in Moroccan Foreign Policy 08/23
african-union.africa-newsroom.com The African Union Exhibits Key Achievements in Humanitarian Action at the First World Humanitarian Summit Exhibition held In Turkey Istanbul 08/18
foxnews.com Morocco accused of cease-fire violation in Western Sahara 08/16
timesofindia.indiatimes.com India backs Morocco's move to rejoin African Union 08/09
vanguardngr.com Butchers of Juba 08/05
realclearworld.com Why Morocco Wants Back in the African Union 07/28
allafrica.com Africa: Saharawi, Zambia - May the Truth Be Known! 07/28
af.reuters.com UN Western Sahara mission still recovering from Morocco dispute 07/27
allafrica.com Western Sahara: UN Security Council Calls for Resumption of Polisario-Morocco Talks 07/27
foxnews.com UN: Western Sahara peacekeeping not fully operational 07/26
allafrica.com Africa: World Must Not Tolerate Genocide Ideology - Sahrawi Leader 07/20
allafrica.com Africa: AU Terms Must Apply in Readmitting Morocco 07/20
allafrica.com Africa: Kigali Summit Marks Shift in How AU Does Business 07/19
allafrica.com Africa: Morocco Asks to Rejoin the African Union After 32 Years 07/19
allafrica.com Africa: African Union Stresses Support to Western Sahara People's Self-Determination 07/19
aljazeera.com Morocco asks to rejoin the African Union after 32 years 07/18
monitor.co.ug Morocco wants to rejoin African Union 07/18
globalsecurity.org Morocco announces bid to rejoin African Union after 32 years 07/18
foxnews.com Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after leaving in anger 07/18
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-Morocco asks to rejoin African Union as seeks backing over Western Sahara 07/18
dw.com Morocco wants to return to African Union 07/18
allafrica.com Morocco: King Questions AU's Stance on Western Sahara 07/18
bbc.co.uk Morocco seeks to rejoin African Union after 32 years 07/17
stripes.com UN staff returning to Western Sahara following spat 07/17
bbc.co.uk Morocco seeks to rejoin African Union after Western Sahara row 07/15
allafrica.com Western Sahara: UN Staffers Return After Spat With Morocco 07/15
voanews.com Moroccan Envoy Meets with Kenyan President Over Rejoining African Union 07/15
foxnews.com UN staff returning to Western Sahara following spat 07/14
dw.com UN staffers return to Western Sahara after spat with Morocco 07/14
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Newly Elected Sahrawi Leader Sworn In 07/11
sudantribune.com Moroccan King invites Sudan’s Bashir to visit Rabat 07/11
nzherald.co.nz Polisario independence movement picks chief close to Algeria 07/10
af.reuters.com Western Sahara's Polisario names new leader - state media 07/09

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.