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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How the Leaders of Crans Montana Forum Infuriate the Polisario

The session of the Crans Montana Forum held in Dakhla is a moment of disappointment and irritation for Algeria and the Polisario, which tried to derail this major international event, but to no avail,...
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Sahara: Moscow’s Position Poured Cold Water on the Polisario

The Polisario’s current worries are not caused only by the holding of the Crans Montana Forum in the city of Dakhla in the Sahara. Mohammed Abdelaziz’s front and its friends have also been shaken...
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Sahara: Anger against Ban Ki-Moon in New York

Ban Ki-Moon will remember for a long time his tour in the Maghreb region.  The UN Secretary General has actually irked several members of the Security Council because he let the Polisario and Algeria...
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