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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Algeria: Why the Polisario gloats after Ouyahya’s return to business

The Polisario leaders have been gloating since Ahmed Ouyahya’s return to business in Algeria. The reserved Abdelmajid Tebboune has been disembarked less than three months after his appointment as...
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Algeria: Confessions of a former minister on the Sahara

Another former Algerian official said out loud what he has long been thinking about the Sahara issue. Ali Benouari, a former Algerian Junior Minister of the Treasury, felt free to speak out after he left...
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How the Sahara issue has become the Algerian State’s major concern

MEP Gilles Pargneaux got straight to the point when he said that the Sahara conflict has become a major concern and a domestic policy issue for the Algerian State. The Socialist MEP made the statement...
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Sahrawis Resist Algeria’s Will to Impose its Guy at the Head of the Polisario

Pressure from the Algerian military intelligence services (DRS) to impose their guy at the head of the Polisario confirm the fears expressed by Sahrawis in Tindouf as to the Algerian regime’s determination...
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Western Sahara: Will Algeria Authorize Polisario Members to Attend a Conference in Marrakech?

The Bensaid Ait Idder Centre for Studies and Research will hold an international forum on the Western Sahara conflict in Marrakech next April 8 to10.  The Centre has faxed an official invitation to the...
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Western Sahara: UN Envoy’s new tour practically fruitless

Christopher Ross has just started a new tour in the Maghreb countries involved in the Western Sahara issue, but without much hope to succeed to break the opposition of the Polisario and Algeria to the...
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Western Sahara: what the DRS, Boudiaf and Amar Saadani have in common

The threat has not gone unnoticed, especially that the message was relayed by a Polisario’s website, known to be close to the Algerian military intelligence services (DRS.) By aligning a picture of President...
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