Western Sahara

 
Morocco's renewed bid for AU membership has once again divided the organisation
Morocco's renewed bid for AU membership has once again divided the organisation
African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma becomes teary every time she addresses the AU on the slow progress towards an independent...
Western Sahara debate reignited
Western Sahara debate reignited
No issue divides the African Union member states like the dispute over Western Sahara. Also known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, this...
Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment
The UN Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the disputed territory of...
Ban says Western Sahara mission undermined
Ban says Western Sahara mission undermined
The United Nations stepped up complaints about Morocco's actions in Western Sahara as the UN security council sought on Tuesday to find ways to end...
Seven killed in Morocco football riot
Seven killed in Morocco football riot
Seven people were killed in a riot following a football match in Morocco's disputed Western Sahara region, the state news agency reported on...
Western Sahara talks set to resume
Western Sahara talks set to resume
Negotiations between Morocco and the Western Sahara rebel group the Polisario Front will resume in the United States next month, Morocco's foreign...
Sahara activists reject Moroccan king's intervention
Sahara activists reject Moroccan king's intervention
Western Saharan activists were dismissed on Sunday by Morocco's King Mohammed VI. He accused Algeria of oppressing Saharwi refugees as obstructive...
UN concerned about alleged abuses in Western Saharah
UN concerned about alleged abuses in Western Saharah
UN chief Ban Ki-moon met with Polisario Front head Mohamed Abdelaziz on Friday and expressed renewed concern about alleged human rights violations...
Western Sahara talks end with no breakthrough
Western Sahara talks end with no breakthrough
Neither side in the Western Sahara stand-off budged during informal talks Thursday aimed at reviving negotiations to try to end the decades-long...
Morocco taps devolution to break Sahara deadlock
Morocco taps devolution to break Sahara deadlock
Plans by Morocco to devolve some power to its regions appear unlikely to convince independence campaigners in Western Sahara to accept Moroccan...
A tragedy for Western Sahara
A tragedy for Western Sahara
Anyone who has seen Hunger, Steve McQueen's harrowing film about the Maze prison hunger strike, will have some idea of just how horrific...
Western Sahara independence 'not reachable'
Western Sahara independence 'not reachable'
Dutch diplomat Peter van Walsum, the United Nations secretary general's personal envoy to Western Sahara, believes the independence of the desert...

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