Sahara: Horst Köhler bogged down in nebulous consultations

The bumpy start of the mission of the UN Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, raises more and more fears about the fate of the negotiations process, which is likely to get bogged down even before...
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AU-Summit: The argument of Faki Mahamat that shilled the Polisario’s agitation

The Algeria-backed Polisario seized the opportunity of the African summit to try to involve the African Union in the Sahara issue. But it all was lost in the fog. Besides, the issue is in the hands of...
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Sahara: Polisario evacuates its opponents from Tindouf before Köhler arrives

The visit Wednesday in the Tindouf camps of Horst Köhler, the new Personal Envoy of the UNSG for the Sahara, is worrying the Polisario leaders, who hastened to transfer far away from the camps all the...
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UN: Polisario worried by international support for autonomy plan

The Polisario and its mentor, Algeria, have been unsettled over the past two weeks at the diplomatic level by one of the most worrying matters for them, that of the Morocco-proposed autonomy plan in the...
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Sahara: Mission impossible for Horst Kohler?

Horst Kohler, the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, is about to begin his mediation with a forthcoming visit to the Maghreb. Yet, questions remain as to his ability to convince...
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USA-Sahara: New support for Morocco’s autonomy initiative

US President Donald Trump promulgated last Friday (May 5), the 2017 Appropriation Bill that was adopted earlier the same day by the Congress. The Law and its accompanying report, to the consternation of...
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UN: Security Council Crack the Whip over the Polisario

With a one-day delay over the initial schedule, the Security Council meeting on the Sahara was finally programmed for this Friday. The Council will vote on a resolution urging the Polisario to withdraw...
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Venezuela Fails to Have Polisario Invited to Non-Aligned Movement Summit

The Polisario supporters find it increasingly hard to secure the separatist front’s access to a number of international meetings. The setback has just been experienced by Venezuela. Actually, the countries...
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Sahara: Paris Getting Used to Lamamra’s Whims

Ramtane Lamamra is playing his favorite game again. The head of Algerian diplomacy is once again trying to exert pressure on France to make it change its standpoint on the Sahara issue, and shamelessly...
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Algeria-Sahara: How Ayrault Restrained Lamamra

According to informed sources in the Polisario headquarters in Tindouf, the Algerian government was keen to publicize its Sunday meeting with Polisario officials for a very specific purpose: to send a...
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