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UN-Sahara: Algerian official attacks physically a Moroccan diplomat

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:09
The Sahara issue continues to poison relations between Algeria and Morocco, to the extent that an Algerian official has physically assaulted a Moroccan diplomat during a meeting of a UN body held Thursday (May 18) in St. Lucia. Soufiane Mimouni, Director General of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, assaulted the Deputy Chief of Morocco’s […]

France-Legislatives: Candidate Leila Aïchi’s support for the Polisario comes at a high price

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:39
The French-Algerian senator, Leïla Aïchi, has paid a high price for her support for the Polisario, as her name disappeared, on Wednesday, from the final list of candidates of “La République en marche!” (LREM) for the June legislative elections in France. The candidacy of Leila Aïchi, who has been listed by MoDem of François Bayrou […]

Western Sahara: Algeria and the Polisario angered by Washington’s pro-Morocco stand

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:38
Algeria and the Polisario are finding it difficult to conceal their resentment at the stance expressed lately by Donald Trump’s administration regarding the Moroccan Sahara conflict. The separatists and their mentors were hoping to see the new US administration adopt a stand on this issue favorable to their theses, but they were bitterly disappointed. While […]

Malawi exacerbates Polisario’s troubles

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 00:47
Malawi has exacerbated the Polisario’s diplomatic troubles when it announced Friday its decision to withdraw its recognition of the SADR, the so-called Sahrawi republic, self-proclaimed by the Algeria-backed separatist front. Malawi is thus the 35th African country to withdraw its recognition of the SADR that is not recognized by the UN nor by any major […]

UN-Sahara: After Guerguarate, will the Polisario be ordered to leave other buffer zones?

Sun, 04/30/2017 - 20:58
The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Friday a new resolution on the Sahara, just hours after the Polisario withdrew from the buffer zone of Guerguarate, a locality at the Morocco-Mauritania border. Following the announcement of the in-extremis withdrawal of the Polisario from Gueguarate, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously passed resolution 2351, which extends […]

UN-Western Sahara: Security Council forces the Polisario out of Guerguerat

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:36
The Polisario Front was unable to stand up to the UN for a long time. Since the early hours of Friday, its armed elements, positioned in the buffer zone of Guerguerat, near Morocco’s border with Mauritania, started dismantling the makeshift check-ups they erected to block the truckers transiting between this Moroccan locality and northern Mauritania. […]

The re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, a king’s masterstroke

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:09
The re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba is, on a number of counts, a new masterstroke by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, after his feat of arms that allowed his country’s triumphant return to the African Union (AU), commented a Western diplomat based in New York. The re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Rabat and Havana, after […]

Terrorism: Some 100 Polisario militiamen joined Daech

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:45
Polisario militiamen, exhausted by the precarious living conditions in the Tindouf camps, are increasingly attracted to terrorist organizations, particularly in the countries of the Sahel and Libya. No less than one hundred Polisario elements, well-trained in firearms handling, were recruited by the terrorist Daech group operating in the Sahel-Sahara region and in Libya, said the […]

Western Sahara: New UN Chief Calls Polisario, Algeria to Order

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:45
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was, in the annual report on Western Sahara he submitted, on Monday, to the appreciation of the 15 members of the Security Council, more pragmatic, balanced and unbiased, unlike his predecessor, the Korean Ban Ki-Moon. Not only did the UN chief summon the Polisario to “immediately and unconditionally” withdraw its armed […]

Sahara-UN: Security Council April Session Promises to Be Heated

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:59
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to present his annual report on MINURSO and the latest developments in Western Sahara on Friday (April 7), while tension persists in the area. Tension erupted after the Polisario positioned its armed militiamen in the demilitarized buffer zone at the Moroccan border post of Guerguerate. According to the UN […]

Sahara: Polisario’s presence foils AU/ECA meeting in Dakar

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:46
A meeting of experts’ committees, jointly convened by the UN Economic  Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU), was scheduled in Dakar on March 23-25, but it was postponed sine die last Saturday. The 10th Annual Conference of African Ministers of Finance and Planning, co-sponsored by the AU and the ECA, that was […]

Crans Montana Forum holds 3rd edition in Dakhla to the great displeasure of the Polisario

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:29
The Crans Montana Forum has kept its promise and opened on Friday its third edition in Dakhla in southern Morocco, despite the manoeuvers of the Polisario and Algerian leaders who failed in their attempt to prevent the holding of the Forum. More than a thousand participants, including heads of state, ministers, economic operators and NGOs […]

Situation in Tindouf Camps Becoming Explosive

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 19:54
Dozens of unruly Sahrawis staged a new protest march in the Tindouf camps, defying the military siege imposed on them by the Polisario and the Algerian army. The armed militia sent to the scene of the protest were unable to disperse the demonstrators, who threw stones at them, as shown by the images taken at […]

Algerian diplomacy destabilized by Morocco’s application for membership to ECOWAS

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:22
The Algerian regime, which has closed its borders with its Moroccan neighbor since 1994 and which continues to support the Polisario separatists, is seemingly destabilized by Morocco’s application to become a full-fledged member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). After it failed to prevent Morocco from returning to the African Union, Algerian […]

Zambia confirms break up with Polisario and its “SADR”

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:20
Zambia confirmed on Saturday, through its Foreign Minister, Harry Kalaba, that it withdrew its recognition of the pseudo “SADR”, self-proclaimed by the Polisario, and severed all its ties with the entity. In a statement to the Moroccan news agency “MAP”, the Zambian top diplomat renewed his country’s position on the issue of Western Sahara as […]

Algeria, Polisario Caught Short by Morocco on the African Chessboard

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:10
Algerian rulers and the Polisario leaders are caught short by the diplomatic and economic offensive Morocco is staging on the African chessboard, at the initiative of King Mohammed VI. After he consolidated the standing of his Kingdom in French-speaking Africa and after his country’s triumphant readmission within the African Union (AU), Mohammed VI adopted a […]

Polisario, its sympathizers suffer defeat in Spanish Senate

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:10
The Spanish Senate dealt a new blow to the Polisario and its supporters when it rejected on Wednesday a motion tabled by a Catalan party demanding official recognition by Spain of the so-called Sahrawi republic “RASD” as a sovereign State. The motion, sponsored by “Izquierda Republicana de Cataluña” (The Republican Left of Catalonia – ERC), […]

Morocco Shall Never “Recognize” the Pseudo-Sahrawi Republic

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:04
“Morocco will never recognize” the so-called Sahrawi republic “SADR,” even after it returned to the African Union (AU), said Moroccan junior Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita.  “Not only Morocco does not recognize – and shall never recognize – this puppet entity, but it will redouble efforts so that the minority of countries, especially African […]

Moroccan King’s Approach in Africa Sounds the Death Knell for the Pseudo- “SADR”

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:34
Morocco’s readmission to the African Union last Monday following the endorsement of an overwhelming majority of 39 out of the 54 AU member states indirectly questions the legitimacy of the presence of the pseudo Sahrawi republic “RASD” in the pan-African organization. Following this feat of arms, King Mohammed VI delivered a landmark speech before his […]