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EU-Africa summit: Polisario destabilized by French diplomacy

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:35
The Polisario has been destabilized by France’s opposition to the participation in the EU-Africa summit in Abidjan, of its pseudo-Sahrawi republic “SADR”, which does not fulfil the criteria of a sovereign state according to the standards of the UN. At a press conference held on Monday (October 9th) in Rabat, after a meeting with his […]

Sahara: Polisario in the crossfire of criticism at UN 4th Committee

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:41
Several petitioners who took the floor before the UN 4th Committee in New York pilloried the Polisario, highlighting that the Algeria-backed separatist front has no legitimacy to represent the Sahrawis according to the standards of international law and that the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco remains the only option for the settlement of the Sahara […]

Tindouf: Polisario accused of “serious & systematic” Human Rights Violations

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:16
Once again, the abusive acts and the crimes committed by the Polisario against the population sequestered in the Tindouf camps are denounced by human rights watchdogs, while the separatist movement, backed by Algeria, continues to impose its control on these camps with impunity. The Moroccan League for Citizenship and Human Rights (LMCDH) slammed on Tuesday […]

UN-Sahara: Koehler faces stubbornness of Algeria, the Polisario on autonomy

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:04
German Horst Koehler, the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, is about to undertake his first tour of the Maghreb countries to re-activate the stalled negotiations process. The former German president, who took up his functions in New York early September, expressed his intention to embark on his new mission, but […]

A Polisario leader denied entry to Peru

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:22
Khadijatou, aka Jadiyetu El-Mokhtar, an international relations officer of the “Union Nationale des Femmes Sahraouies”, an organization affiliated to the Polisario, landed this weekend at Jorge Chavez airport in Lima for a visit to Peru, but the border police denied her entry. Khadijatou, who presented herself as a so-called ambassador of the pseudo-Sahrawi republic “RASD”, […]

Rabat-Algiers Relations at a Standstill because of the Sahara

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:33
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said relations between Morocco and Algeria are at a standstill and have not witnessed any evolution for years. Relations between the two countries deteriorated because of the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara and Algerian leaders’ persistence to defend the lost causes of the Polisario, a separatist Front they created at […]

Mozambicans stir trouble at opening of Africa-Japan summit in Maputo

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 12:52
Mozambican authorities stirred concern at the opening of the ministerial meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on the Development of Africa (TICAD). Mozambicans violated all applicable norms of protocol when they wanted to impose Thursday evening, the presence of a delegation of the pseudo-Sahrawi republic “SADR” to the preparatory meeting of senior officials. The meeting […]

Sahara issue: For the King of Morocco the year 2017 was that of clarity, firmness

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:28
The year 2017 has been the year of clarity and firmness with regard to the Sahara issue and of a return to the standards and principles for the settlement of the artificial dispute over the Moroccanness of the Sahara, said the King of Morocco Mohammed VI. In a speech on the occasion of the 64th […]

The Polisario irked by opening of McDonald’s in Laayoune

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:32
The Polisario Front learnt with great bitterness the opening of a restaurant of the American fast food chain “McDonald’s” in Laayoune, while the city’s inhabitants welcomed the news. The Polisario leaders have called the “separatists of the interior” to incite the inhabitants of Laayoune to boycott McDonald’s After they attempted to convince the American chain […]

Polisario irked by Uruguay’s refusal to seize a cargo of Moroccan phosphate

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:32
The authorities of Uruguay, one of the few Latin American countries that still support the Polisario’s separatist claims, refused to seize a ship carrying 300 tons of Moroccan phosphate from the Boucraa deposit in Western Sahara. Following suit to Panama, which eventually released a ship carrying a shipment of phosphate from southern Morocco destined to […]

Polisario in awkward situation after arrest of 19 Moroccans, falsely accused of drug trafficking

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:50
The Polisario, which announced on Sunday (July 16) the arrest of 19 Moroccans it falsely accused of drug trafficking, found itself in a very awkward situation not only with respect to Algeria but also the MINURSO and the Sahrawi tribe of the arrested persons. Contrary to the allegations of the separatist front, which accused the […]

Polisario’s new diversion to put pressure on the UN, Morocco

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:12
The Polisario announced the arrest last Sunday, to the east of the Moroccan defense wall in the Sahara, of 19 Moroccan civilians, accusing them of serving as mules (individual carriers) for drug dealers.  The 19 Moroccans were arrested, according to a statement from the so-called ” Ministry of Defense” in the locality of Aghchan Lbyad, […]

Moroccan OCP group accuses South Africa of “act of political piracy”

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:46
The Moroccan phosphate group (OCP) denounced on Thursday (July 13) South Africa for committing an “act of political piracy” after its justice had ordered, in mid-June, the seizure of a ship carrying a cargo of Moroccan phosphates mined in Western Sahara. The incident dates back to May 1, when a South African court ordered the […]

Sahara: Morocco scores points at African Union summit

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:58
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on Tuesday (July 4) in Addis Ababa expressed Morocco’s satisfaction at the decisions taken on the Sahara at the 29th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (EU).  “Morocco is very pleased with the debates and decisions that have been taken place at this session,” Nasser […]

UN-Decolonization: Algeria, Venezuela suffer stinging defeat at C-24

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:19
The June session of the UN Decolonization Committee ended in New York Friday (June 23) on a double failure of the Committee Chair, Venezuelan ambassador Rafael Ramirez, and of the Algerian diplomacy with regard to the Moroccan Sahara issue. The vigilance of Moroccan diplomacy and the mobilization of Morocco’s friends from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia […]