Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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allafrica.com Africa: Western Sahara Dispute Blocks Economic Talks But Work Proceeds 03/26
foxnews.com Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show 03/21
modernghana.com President Of Republic Meets With UN Secretary-General 03/19
euractiv.com Western Sahara should be able to negotiate a fisheries partnership agreement with the EU 03/17
pambazuka.org The Empire’s fifth column in Africa: Morocco 03/16
frontline.in Morocco violates the 26-year-old ceasefire agreement with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, fuelling tension in Western Sahara. By JOHN CHERIAN 03/15
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Self-Determination Delayed 03/10
pambazuka.org Western Sahara: Self-determination delayed 03/09
pambazuka.org Re-trial of Saharawi nationalists resumes 03/09
modernghana.com Morocco says determined to develop Western Sahara 03/08
af.reuters.com U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation 03/08
af.reuters.com U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation 03/07
nzherald.co.nz UN says Western Sahara envoy Ross has offered resignation 03/06
modernghana.com UN envoy for Western Sahara quits 03/06
bbc.co.uk Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone 02/27
france24.com Morocco to withdraw forces from Western Sahara buffer zone 02/27
app.com.pk UN chief urges Morocco, Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in Western... 02/27
diplomatie.gouv.fr Western Sahara – Reminder of the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (26.02.17) 02/27
nzherald.co.nz UN welcomes Moroccan pullout from Western Sahara buffer area 02/27
modernghana.com Polisario dismisses Morocco pullback as 'window dressing' 02/27
af.reuters.com Morocco says forces to withdraw in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff 02/26
un.org Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip 02/25
reuters.com Morocco king urges U.N. measures on Western Sahara 02/25
modernghana.com Morocco urges UN to end Polisario 'provocation' 02/24
pambazuka.org Western Sahara: An albatross on the AU’s conscience 02/23
foxnews.com Polisario: Morocco must accept Western Sahara independence 02/14
sahelblog.wordpress.com Mbaku on the Challenges Facing Moussa Faki Mahamat at the African Union Commission 02/13
sputniknews.com Morocco Not Planning to Recognize Western Sahara After African Union Readmission 02/13
aljazeera.com Moroccan pragmatism: A new chapter for Western Sahara 02/13
pambazuka.org Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union 02/09
worldpoliticsreview.com The African Union Has a Plan to Fix Itself. Will It Be Able To? 02/09
euractiv.com Morocco demands ‘clear signal’ from EU on future relations 02/07
euractiv.com Morocco warns EU to respect trade deal 02/06
allafrica.com Africa: African Press Review 6 February 2017 02/06
nation.co.ke MBITIRU: AU takes Morocco’s side in W Sahara dispute 02/05
aljazeera.com Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM 02/05
theeastafrican.co.ke Morocco 'will never recognise Western Sahara' 02/05
globalsecurity.org Morocco says will never recognize SADR despite rejoining AU 02/05
modernghana.com Polisario mulls 'all options' for W. Sahara independence 02/05
allafrica.com Africa: Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU 02/04
modernghana.com Morocco Flexes Economic Muscles As It Seeks AU Reinstatement 02/02
countervortex.org Morocco joins AU; Sahrawi Republic betrayed? 02/01
allafrica.com Africa: Morocco's Big African Union Win Comes At the Expense of Western Sahara and South Africa 02/01
allafrica.com Africa: Union? What Union? Africa Ever More Divided 02/01
euractiv.com EU welcomes Morocco rejoining African Union 02/01
allafrica.com Africa: Morocco in, SADR Out 02/01
appablog.wordpress.com 28th AU Summit-President Faure takes groundbreaking stance on Morocco’s readmission 02/01
allafrica.com Morocco: As AU Readmits Morocco, Membership of Sahrawi Republic Set to Cause Division 01/31
aljazeera.com Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years 01/31
allafrica.com Africa: Ruling Party Laments 'Regrettable' Decision to Re-Admit Morocco into AU 01/31
allafrica.com Africa: Statement On the Readmission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the African Union 01/31
allafrica.com Africa: African Union Re-Admits Morocco After 33-Year Absence 01/31
bbc.co.uk Western Sahara welcomes Morocco's African Union membership 01/31
allafrica.com Africa: Mugabe Against Readmission of Morocco Into AU 01/31
dw.com Opinion: Union? What union? Africa ever more divided 01/31
vanguardngr.com Moroccans welcome ‘victorious return’ to African Union 01/31
globalsecurity.org African Leaders Preach Unity in Readmitting Morocco into AU 01/31
csmonitor.com With Morocco's return, African Union now complete 01/31
punchng.com Morocco readmitted into Africa Union 01/30
monitor.co.ug Morocco readmitted to the African Union 01/30
modernghana.com African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents 01/30
bbc.co.uk Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute 01/30
dw.com African Union readmits Morocco after 33-year absence 01/30
foxnews.com Morocco rejoins the African Union after 32 years 01/30
theeastafrican.co.ke Morocco says more members back bid to rejoin AU 01/29
allafrica.com Africa: Govt Will Strongly Oppose Morocco's Bid to Return to AU - Official 01/28
monitor.co.ug African Union to consider Morocco bid to rejoin bloc 01/27
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Trump vs Mexico: Keep out! world's top 10 walls 01/26
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

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.