Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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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
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

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.