Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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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
stripes.com A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis 06/26
jamestown.org Political Stalemate Heightens Appeal of Religious Extremism for Western Sahara Youth 06/24
allafrica.com Africa: What Next for Western Sahara? 06/21
allafrica.com Algeria: Humanitarian Aid to Sahrawi Refugees - Donor Countries to Meet in Geneva in July 06/20
dailytrust.com.ng Morocco offers to let some UN Western Sahara mission staff back 06/19
af.reuters.com Morocco offers to let some UN Western Sahara mission staff back 06/18
af.reuters.com Morocco offers to let some UN Western Sahara mission staff back 06/17
ww4report.com Media confusion on passing of Polisario leader 06/09
euractiv.com Morocco urges Brussels to end farm pact deadlock 06/09
allafrica.com Information, Media Minister Mushohwe Mourns Saharawi Leader 06/07
huffingtonpost.com Death in the Polisario Front 06/07
reuters.com Sahrawis, officials pay tribute to Western Sahara leader 06/04
af.reuters.com Western Sahara independence movement at crossroads after Polisario chief's death 06/03
myaccount.nytimes.com Mohammed Abdelaziz, Advocate of an Independent Western Sahara, Dies at 68 06/02
economist.com A forgotten leader of a lost cause 06/02
allafrica.com VP Mnangagwa Mourns Saharawi Leader 06/02
allafrica.com Morocco: Longtime Western Sahara Independence Leader Dies 06/01
dailytrust.com.ng Polisario Front leader Mohamed Abdelaziz dies 06/01
appablog.wordpress.com AU mourns with Saharawi People following the death of President Mohamed Abdelaziz 06/01
appablog.wordpress.com Secretary-General on the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz 06/01
un.org Ban ‘saddened’ by death of Polisario Front leader 06/01
turkishweekly.net Zuma, African Union mourn Western Sahara leader 06/01
nzherald.co.nz Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies 05/31
aljazeera.com Polisario Front leader Mohamed Abdelaziz dies 05/31
af.reuters.com Leader of Western Sahara Polisario dies after illness -news service 05/31
nzherald.co.nz Polisario Front announces that head of the Western Sahara independence movement dies 05/31
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Polisario Front Leader Dies 05/31
euronews.com Polisario leader's death announced 05/31
dw.com Longtime Western Sahara independence leader dies 05/31
france24.com W. Sahara independence group says its chief Abdelaziz has died 05/31
bbc.co.uk Polisario Front leader Abdelaziz dies 05/31
globalsecurity.org Leader of Western Sahara's Polisario dies after long illness 05/31
allafrica.com Foreign Affairs Minister Mumbengegwi Lambasts Morocco 05/27
allafrica.com Lamamra Holds Talks With Angolan Counterpart in Oslo 05/27
stripes.com UN may pick its first woman to lead 05/23
economist.com Master, mistress or mouse? 05/19
stripes.com Al-Qaida affiliates threaten peaceful cities in West Africa 05/15
stripes.com US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict 05/11
foxnews.com The Latest: Spain: 44 migrants rescued off Western Sahara 05/09
turkishweekly.net UN has no influence in Western Sahara: Analysts 05/05
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

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.