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Algeria: Why the Polisario gloats after Ouyahya’s return to business

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:26
The Polisario leaders have been gloating since Ahmed Ouyahya’s return to business in Algeria. The reserved Abdelmajid Tebboune has been disembarked less than three months after his appointment as Prime Minister. A victim of the endless clan wars taking place at the bedside of the crippled President. The Polisario leaders’ exhilaration is relayed by the […]

Sahara: Uruguayan justice gives serious doubts to the Polisario

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:33
The Polisario leaders have started doubting the effectiveness of their strategy seeking to harass ships carrying Moroccan phosphate. Their doubts are increasing, especially after the new setback they suffered when Uruguayan justice declined to seize a cargo loaded with 300 tons of Moroccan phosphate. According to well-informed sources in Tindouf, the decision of the Uruguayan […]

Western Sahara: The Economist analyzes losses incurred by Algeria, Morocco

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:51
Relations between Algeria and Morocco are tense and acrimonious because of the Western Sahara conflict. However, what is often overlooked is the huge economic and social loss caused by the closure of borders between the two countries, as has just been recalled by the eminent British weekly The Economist. Algeria and Morocco are paying the […]

Polisario: What is behind Nouakchott’s decision to declare border with Algeria “closed military zone”?

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:27
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 the Polisario-run camps in Tindouf confirmed the fears of Mauritanian authorities. The 4×4 type vehicle was spotted thanks to the aerial […]

Polisario leaders infuriated by delimitation of Moroccan maritime waters

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:53
Morocco is about to undertake, through “sophisticated technologies”, the procedural operations of delimiting its maritime space, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf, announced Thursday evening, the government spokesman, Mustapha El Khalfi, after the cabinet’s weekly meeting. The Moroccan government adopted two draft laws and a draft decree on the delimitation of the country’s […]

Sahara: Polisario leaders incensed against Ana Palacio

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:54
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 the UN efforts in the Sahara issue. “It is necessary to question the new aggressive campaign of the Polisario Front, which is trying to torpedo […]

Polisario involved in international drug trafficking network dismantled in Morocco

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:29
In Morocco, the dragnet that led to the arrest on Monday of half a dozen international drug and psychotropic traffickers, including an Algerian, a Malian and two members of the Polisario, illustrates the extent of cross-border criminality in the Sahel and in which the Tindouf camps in Algeria have become a central link. The traffickers […]

Panama: The decision that toppled the Polisario’s new strategy

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:39
Another plan hatched by the Polisario collapsed. The rejection by the Panama Maritime Court of the action brought by the Polisario against the owner of the ship, Ultra Innovation, which was sailing to Canada, carrying a shipment of phosphate from Morocco, killed in the bud the new strategy undertaken by the separatist movement at the […]

Algeria, Polisario troubled by Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:47
The diplomatic setbacks suffered by Algeria over the past few months do not seem to be showing any signs of stopping. The green light obtained by Rabat on Sunday in Monrovia to join ECOWAS adds to the worry of Algeria and the Polisario, which had long bet on Morocco’s isolation from the rest of the […]

Algeria: Confessions of a former minister on the Sahara

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:34
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 his position and the subsequent end of the mandatory alignment imposed by the regime on its officials. He candidly spoke […]

Sahara-Panama: The phosphate war will not take place

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:07
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, by tracking systematically all phosphate-loaded boats leaving the Moroccan Sahara region. The Polisario, encouraged by the precedent of South Africa, which had boarded a […]

Algeria-Polisario: CIA’s accusatory documents

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:27
CIA declassified documents have confirmed what everyone already suspected: Algeria supplied the Polisario Front with sophisticated weapons and equipment at the height of the armed clashes with Morocco in the 1980s. Algeria supplied the separatist movement with, among other equipment, radars able to detect with great precision the trajectory of the Moroccan army’s combat aircraft. […]

USA-Sahara: New support for Morocco’s autonomy initiative

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:56
US President Donald Trump promulgated last Friday (May 5), the 2017 Appropriation Bill that was adopted earlier the same day by the Congress. The Law and its accompanying report, to the consternation of Algeria and the Polisario, reaffirm the support of the US Congress to the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative for Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty. […]