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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Polisario Suffers two diplomatic setbacks in one week

The Polisario is scoring more and more diplomatic setbacks in Africa and elsewhere, while the Morocco-proposed autonomy plan for the settlement of the Sahara issue is gaining more support day by day. 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: What makes Brahim Ghali rush to South Africa

In the run-up to the July summit of the African Union (AU) in Mauritania, Polisario leader Brahim Ghali was dispatched by Algeria to southern Africa to seek support from the countries of the region. The...
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Sahara: Security Council puts Polisario, Algeria under pressure

Although they try to hide their disappointment, the Polisario and Algeria have been particularly struck by the UN Security Council Resolution 2414 on the Sahara. The text insists on a realistic political...
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Sahara: After disillusionment with the EU, Polisario expects a setback at the UN

Until the last moment, the Polisario was pinning hopes on the February judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to score points at the European Union. However, its hopes were shattered by the decision...
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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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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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AU-Summit: The argument of Faki Mahamat that shilled the Polisario’s agitation

The Algeria-backed Polisario seized the opportunity of the African summit to try to involve the African Union in the Sahara issue. But it all was lost in the fog. Besides, the issue is in the hands of...
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