Sahara: Polisario losing foothold on international scene

There are telling signs in the developments of the Western Sahara issue. Several permanent members of the Security Council have clearly expressed their support for the autonomy plan advocated by Morocco. After...
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Sahara: Köhler tours region to understand reality on the ground

Horst Köhler, the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy for the Sahara, who is currently touring the region, has chosen Algeria as his first stop. The choice speaks volumes about the role of Algiers...
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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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Polisario on the defensive before UN Security Council meeting

Few weeks before the presentation of the report of the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council on the Sahara issue, the Algeria-backed Polisario is on the defensive, especially that it has just suffered...
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Bourita-Kohler Meeting: Polisario Shaken by Morocco’s Firmness

According to well-informed sources in Tindouf, the Polisario leaders have been taken aback by the diplomatic firmness adopted by Morocco, which dispatched a delegation, not to Berlin but to Lisbon, for...
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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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Guerguerat: The Polisario angers Gueterres

Cornered by successive diplomatic setbacks, the Polisario is ready to do anything to avoid disappearing from the screens. Prompted by their sponsor, Algeria, the separatists even tried to prohibit the...
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Algeria-Sahara: Messahel and the Algerian regime’s disarray

The incredible situation in which the Algerian Foreign Minister got entangled reveals the disarray of the Algerian regime on two fronts: its own economic and diplomatic failures being exposed by Morocco’s...
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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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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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