Sahara: Security Council puts Polisario, Algeria under pressure

Although they try to hide their disappointment, the Polisario and Algeria have been particularly struck by the UN Security Council Resolution 2414 on the Sahara. The text insists on a realistic political...
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Polisario: What is behind the security turn of the screw in the camps

At the moment it is facing the threat of an armed action by Morocco because of its repeated incursions into the buffer zone in the Sahara, the Algerian-backed Polisario separatist front is facing another...
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Sahara: Why Algeria is pushing the Polisario to breaking point

The deterioration of the situation in the Sahara, where Morocco threatens to crack down on the incursions of the Polisario in the buffer zone, actually reflects a tension with Algeria, whose generals push...
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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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