Western Sahara

Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco See summary

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modernghana.com UN envoy for Western Sahara begins regional tour 02/11
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allafrica.com Morocco: Foreign Ministry Refutes Any Secret Contacts Between Polisario Front and Morocco 02/06
allafrica.com Western Sahara: According to International Law, Crans Montana Forum Cannot Be Organized in Dajla - Communiqué 02/06
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hrw.org Morocco/Western Sahara: Rights Backsliding Outpaces Reforms 01/29
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allafrica.com Western Sahara: Holding Crans Montana Forum in Occupied Dakhla, Affront to International Community - Minister 01/14
tamilguardian.com Algeria and China reiterate support for Saharawi right to self-determination 01/14
meed.com Morocco told Western Sahara drilling is illegal 01/08
turkishpress.com Egypt-Algeria cooperation on W. Sahara irks Morocco 01/03
meed.com Kosmos starts drilling in Western Sahara 12/23
scoop.co.nz Kosmos Energy platform has entered occupied waters 12/19
allafrica.com Morocco: Independence of Africa Remains Incomplete As Long As Western Sahara Is Occupied, Says Vice President of Mozambican Parliament 12/17
allafrica.com Western Sahara: Solidarity March With the Saharawi Political Prisoner 'Embarak Daoudi' in Occupied Smara 12/17
meed.com Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities 12/16
meed.com Western Sahara tensions flare ahead of drilling 12/14
allafrica.com Africa: Western Sahara Conflict Requires Stronger" International Action, Says AU 12/12
globalsecurity.org French Hostage in Mali Freed in Al-Qaida Swap 12/10

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.