Sahara: Security Council designates Algeria as a party to the conflict

The UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, can rub his hands. His perspicacity to involve Algeria as a party to the conflict has been validated by the Security Council,...
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Sahara: Polisario, Algeria constrained by compromise demanded by UN Security Council

Now that Algeria has agreed to go to Geneva as a stakeholder in the Sahara conflict alongside Morocco, Mauritania and the Polisario, the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy Horst Köhler is only waiting...
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Sahara: Algeria embarrassed to respond publicly to Köhler

Since the UN envoy for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, extended his invitation to Algeria to participate in the December dialogue in Geneva, the Algerian leaders feel trapped. The situation is illustrated by...
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Sahara: Horst Köhler pressures Algeria, the Polisario

Algeria is in great embarrassment after the correspondence it received from UN envoy Horst Köhler, inviting it to take part in talks, in Geneva in December, alongside Mauritania, the Polisario and Morocco. The...
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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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