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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 […]

Polisario Fails to Prevent “Key Bay” from Unloading Fish Oil at Fécamp

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:44
The Algerian media and the Polisario, which deceptively claims to represent the interests of the Western Sahara, have suffered another scathing failure in their attempt to prevent the “Key Bay” ship from disembarking at Fécamp port its cargo of oil fish from Laâyoune (southern Morocco.) A photo published on Friday, January 20 by French newspaper […]

Four Polisario Leaders Sought by Spanish Justice

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:16
In addition to the Polisario chief, Brahim Ghali, and four Algerian officers, three other Polisario leaders are summoned to appear before Spanish courts for crimes against humanity, torture, violation of human rights, kidnapping and rape. After it summoned Brahim Ghali in November 2016, the Audienca Nacional, the Spanish High court, which is probing these cases, […]

Polisario Panicking as African Summit Nears

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:12
As the 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) planned for the end of January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, nears, panic is gripping the Polisario leaders who fear to see their pseudo-Sahrawi republic shattered, according to experts knowledgeable of the Western Sahara conflict. The Polisario leaders’ agitation is exacerbated by the return of Morocco to […]