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Western Sahara: Polisario Front vs. Morocco


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.
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News up to: UPDATE 1-UN Security Council backs new Western Sahara talks attempt 04/29 Western Sahara: UN welcomes withdrawal of Polisario Front from Guerguerat area 04/28 What the world needs to know about Western Sahara 04/27 UN Security Council delays vote on Western Sahara to allow pullback 04/27 UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks 04/26 UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks 04/25 Time for Nigeria to stand up for Africa 04/14 UN Chief Wants New Talks in 40-year Western Sahara Impasse 04/12 UN seeks to broker new talks on Western Sahara 04/11 UPDATE 1-U.N. chief calls for Western Sahara talks, parties wary 04/11 UN chief urges new bid to end Western Sahara dispute 04/10 Africa: Why the AU Needs to Revisit Its Admission Criteria 04/07 Africa: Western Sahara Dispute Blocks Economic Talks But Work Proceeds 03/26 Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-show 03/21 President Of Republic Meets With UN Secretary-General 03/19 Western Sahara should be able to negotiate a fisheries partnership agreement with the EU 03/17 The Empire’s fifth column in Africa: Morocco 03/16 Morocco violates the 26-year-old ceasefire agreement with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, fuelling tension in Western Sahara. By JOHN CHERIAN 03/15 Western Sahara: Self-Determination Delayed 03/10 Western Sahara: Self-determination delayed 03/09 Re-trial of Saharawi nationalists resumes 03/09 Morocco says determined to develop Western Sahara 03/08 U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation 03/08 U.N. envoy for Western Sahara offers resignation 03/07 UN says Western Sahara envoy Ross has offered resignation 03/06 UN envoy for Western Sahara quits 03/06 Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone 02/27 Morocco to withdraw forces from Western Sahara buffer zone 02/27 UN chief urges Morocco, Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in Western... 02/27 Western Sahara – Reminder of the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (26.02.17) 02/27 UN welcomes Moroccan pullout from Western Sahara buffer area 02/27 Polisario dismisses Morocco pullback as 'window dressing' 02/27 Morocco says forces to withdraw in Western Sahara's Guerguerat standoff 02/26 Western Sahara: UN chief Guterres urges Morocco and Polisario Front to de-escalate tensions in buffer strip 02/25 Morocco king urges U.N. measures on Western Sahara 02/25 Morocco urges UN to end Polisario 'provocation' 02/24 Western Sahara: An albatross on the AU’s conscience 02/23 Polisario: Morocco must accept Western Sahara independence 02/14 Mbaku on the Challenges Facing Moussa Faki Mahamat at the African Union Commission 02/13 Morocco Not Planning to Recognize Western Sahara After African Union Readmission 02/13 Moroccan pragmatism: A new chapter for Western Sahara 02/13 Office of the Legal Counsel of the African Union 02/09 The African Union Has a Plan to Fix Itself. Will It Be Able To? 02/09 Morocco demands ‘clear signal’ from EU on future relations 02/07 Morocco warns EU to respect trade deal 02/06 Africa: African Press Review 6 February 2017 02/06 MBITIRU: AU takes Morocco’s side in W Sahara dispute 02/05 Morocco will never recognise W Sahara: deputy FM 02/05 Morocco 'will never recognise Western Sahara' 02/05 Morocco says will never recognize SADR despite rejoining AU 02/05 Polisario mulls 'all options' for W. Sahara independence 02/05 Africa: Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU 02/04 Morocco Flexes Economic Muscles As It Seeks AU Reinstatement 02/02 Morocco joins AU; Sahrawi Republic betrayed? 02/01 Africa: Morocco's Big African Union Win Comes At the Expense of Western Sahara and South Africa 02/01 Africa: Union? What Union? Africa Ever More Divided 02/01 EU welcomes Morocco rejoining African Union 02/01 Africa: Morocco in, SADR Out 02/01 28th AU Summit-President Faure takes groundbreaking stance on Morocco’s readmission 02/01 Morocco: As AU Readmits Morocco, Membership of Sahrawi Republic Set to Cause Division 01/31 Morocco rejoins the African Union after 33 years 01/31 Africa: Ruling Party Laments 'Regrettable' Decision to Re-Admit Morocco into AU 01/31 Africa: Statement On the Readmission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the African Union 01/31 Africa: African Union Re-Admits Morocco After 33-Year Absence 01/31 Western Sahara welcomes Morocco's African Union membership 01/31 Africa: Mugabe Against Readmission of Morocco Into AU 01/31 Opinion: Union? What union? Africa ever more divided 01/31 Moroccans welcome ‘victorious return’ to African Union 01/31 African Leaders Preach Unity in Readmitting Morocco into AU 01/31 With Morocco's return, African Union now complete 01/31 Morocco readmitted into Africa Union 01/30 Morocco readmitted to the African Union 01/30 African Union decides to readmit Morocco: presidents 01/30 Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute 01/30 African Union readmits Morocco after 33-year absence 01/30 Morocco rejoins the African Union after 32 years 01/30 Morocco says more members back bid to rejoin AU 01/29 Africa: Govt Will Strongly Oppose Morocco's Bid to Return to AU - Official 01/28 African Union to consider Morocco bid to rejoin bloc 01/27 Trump vs Mexico: Keep out! world's top 10 walls 01/26 Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp 01/24 Behind Morocco’s new tango with the African Union 01/22 Africa: Morocco Says Its Return to AU Reflects Its Attachment to Africa 01/19 Africa: Behind Morocco's New Tango With the African Union 01/14 Western Sahara: 'It's Unfathomable That Western Sahara Still Remains Colonized' - Zuma 01/09 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 Western Sahara: Moroccan Forces Violently Crush Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun 01/06 Falana warns FG on pipeline deal with Morocco 01/06 Foreign Affairs Committee: highlights of next meeting (9 January) 01/05 Judicial Recognition of Western Sahara 01/05 Western Sahara: South Africa to Host Sahrawi President 01/04 Western Sahara: Moroccan Forces Violently Crack Down On Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun 01/02 Western Sahara: Call to Allow International Observers Access to Western Sahara 12/27 EU trade deal with Morocco does not cover Western Sahara - ECJ 12/24 Ocean thrill 12/24 Israel on Edge - France Should Be Ashamed Of Labeling Products Made By Jews 12/23 Morocco: EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement Doesn't Apply to Western Sahara 12/23 Morocco searching for authors of posts praising Russian ambassador's assassination 12/22 EU court casts doubt on Morocco’s claim to Western Sahara 12/22 Morocco – European Union – Ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (21.12.16) 12/21