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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Peru: The false Sahrawi diplomat who humiliated the Polisario

Peru has placed the Polisario in an unprecedented awkward situation. The Peruvian customs police denied entry to a person who presented herself as the ambassador of the Sahrawi Republic, while she was...
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Sahara: Polisario leaders incensed against Ana Palacio

The Polisario leaders are incensed against Ana Palacio, former Spanish Foreign Minister, who has debunked their new strategy to resort to foreign courts to lodge complaints against Morocco to undermine...
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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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Sahara-Panama: The phosphate war will not take place

Panama’s decision to allow a ship carrying Moroccan phosphates to continue its journey to Canada has thwarted the Polisario’s new maneuver, schemed by Algeria, to wage a sea warfare against Morocco,...
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Guergarate: What is behind the Polisario’s obstinacy?

If someone attempts to understand the inexplicable stubbornness of the Polisario to continue the showdown at Guergarate and the direct confrontation with the UN, he needs to direct his attention towards...
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Sahara-UN: Polisario’s back against the wall

The Polisario finds itself cornered after the warning shot of the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. Guterres actually asked the Security Council to exact that the separatist front withdraws completely...
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Polisario, Algeria’s failure in Dakar

The postponement sine die of the meeting of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), initially scheduled for March 23-25 in Dakar, illustrates the new diplomatic showdown between Morocco and Algeria...
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Sahara-Polisario: How Algerian diplomacy tries to hijack the agenda in Africa

The failure of the Polisario leader to influence the UN Secretary General as to the challenge the separatist front is posing in the buffer strip of Guerguarat prompted Algerian officials to turn towards...
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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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