Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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reuters.com U.N. wants 'understanding' of Western Sahara human rights situation 04/10
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bbc.co.uk Athletes die in Morocco collision 04/10
allafrica.com Algeria: Italian MPs Pass Two Motions of Support for Western Sahara People 04/10
euronews.com 31 athletes and sports officials killed in bus tragedy 04/10
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dw.de Bus carrying young athletes collides with truck in Moroccan desert, 31 killed 04/10
euronews.com [Video] Bus crash kills more than 30 in Morocco 04/10
ennaharonline.com Over 30 dead in a collision between a bus and a truck in Western Sahara 04/10
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foxnews.com 31 dead in head-on collision of bus, truck in Morocco 04/10
modernghana.com Spain upholds W.Sahara genocide case against Moroccans 04/09
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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.