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: 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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Polisario, Mauritania … the pathways taken by Tehran to establish itself in the Maghreb

Only few days after Morocco decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran, which it accuses of helping the Polisario through Hezbollah, Mauritanian authorities vented their anger at Iranians for the...
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Polisario: What is behind Nouakchott’s decision to declare border with Algeria “closed military zone”?

Nouakchott’s decision to declare the border with Algeria a “closed military zone” did not come out of the blues. The seizure a few days later of weapons and drugs in a vehicle coming from...
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Sahara: Polisario appalled by its powerlessness to hinder holding of Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla

A feeling of helplessness has overwhelmed the Polisario leaders because of their powerlessness to undermine the holding of the renowned Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, a seaside city of Western Sahara in...
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Algeria-Sahara: What is the Meaning of Lakhdar Ibrahimi’s Latest Remarks?

Lakhdar Ibrahimi’s latest remarks on relations between Algeria and Morocco in the midst of the conflict over the Sahara have not gone unnoticed, as the former head of Algerian diplomacy expressed...
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Polisario Fears Expulsion from AU after Morocco’s Return

The Polisario leadership is unsettled since Morocco announced in July its intention to reintegrate the African Union (AU) especially that Morocco’s demand is supported by some thirty member countries,...
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Polisario’s Threats to Resort to Arms Could Backfire

The Polisario is bringing up again the threat to take up arms against Morocco as a means of pressure on the Security Council which is about to vote a new resolution on the Sahara. Yet, this threat, obviously...
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