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UN: Security Council Crack the Whip over the Polisario

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 19:32
With a one-day delay over the initial schedule, the Security Council meeting on the Sahara was finally programmed for this Friday. The Council will vote on a resolution urging the Polisario to withdraw from the Guergarat buffer strip and demanding the resumption of the political process, taking into account the progress made since 2006. The […]

Polisario unsettled by Mohammed VI’s diplomatic offensive in Cuba

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:30
The separatist front leaders have been unsettled by Mohammed VI’s latest diplomatic offensive in Cuba, says a well-informed source in the Polisario-run Tindouf camps, in Algeria. The confusion of Brahim Ghali and his lieutenants is however understandable. Just three months after the triumphant return of the Kingdom to the African Union, the king of Morocco […]

Guergarate: What is behind the Polisario’s obstinacy?

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:51
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 Algeria. Actually, the showdown reflects Algeria’s discontent with the UN Chief Antonio Guterres, rather than any inclination to resist on the part of the […]

Sahara-UN: Polisario’s back against the wall

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:42
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 and immediately from Guerguarat, the buffer zone it currently occupies in violation of the ceasefire. Guterres said in the report he submitted to the Security Council on […]

Brahim Ghali: The reasons of his anger at the Polisario apparatchik

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:55
As the situation in the Tindouf camps is increasingly deteriorating and the Sahrawi population’s discontent is mounting, the Polisario leader summoned the dignitaries of the separatist movement to return to live in the camps with their families in order to set an example. For Brahim Ghali, whose remarks are reported by a pro-Polisario website, it […]

Polisario, Algeria’s failure in Dakar

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:50
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 through the Polisario proxy. Above all, it reflects Rabat’s determination to forfend systematically all the blows of Algiers. Two months after its return to […]

Sahara-Polisario: How Algerian diplomacy tries to hijack the agenda in Africa

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:34
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 Africa and activate their diplomatic relays there. The first move was made at the meeting Monday of the African Union Peace and […]

Sahara: Polisario appalled by its powerlessness to hinder holding of Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:00
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 southern Morocco, as of March 16 through 21. Their failure is all the bitter as the Crans Montana Forum is being held for […]

Algeria: The real messages behind weapons supply to the Polisario

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00
No need to be a soothsayer to grasp the messages sent by Algeria through the delivery of new military equipment to the Polisario, the movement that challenges Morocco’s sovereignty over the Moroccan Sahara. The Algerian lot generously delivered to the Polisario includes armored vehicles, ground-to-air missiles, all-terrain vehicles … but it’s not enough to worry […]

Sahara-Polisario: Algeria in disarray because of diplomatic defeat in Africa

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:32
Algeria is trying by all means possible to cover the successive diplomatic setbacks suffered by the Polisario, so much so that Algerian diplomats disguise facts, deny proofs. Their latest whim? Zambia did not withdraw its recognition of the pseudo-Sahrawi republic, SADR. According to informed sources in Lusaka, Algerian diplomats bribed a shadowy civil servant to […]

Tindouf: How Algeria covers the violations committed by the Polisario

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:44
For how long can Algeria still hide the abuses taking place in the Tindouf camps, where thousands of Sahrawis languish under the iron fist of the Polisario, beyond any kind of international control? The question is posed again with the increasing number of reports by international NGOs, including Amnesty International, on the serious human rights […]

Morocco’s Return to Africa, a Huge Shock to the Polisario

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:52
The Polisario leaders are still under the huge shock they experienced in the aftermath of Morocco’s successful return to the African Union and the impact this return will have across Africa, where Morocco continues to score points. Actually, the Kingdom is gaining more and more voices to its cause, especially among States that had recognized […]

Polisario suffers another setback in Spain

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 17:46
According to well-informed sources in the Tindouf camps, the Polisario leaders are at a loss and do not understand the string of setbacks that the separatist front has been suffering, the latest of which being the rejection on Wednesday by the Spanish Senate of a motion calling for recognizing the Sahrawi republic. The motion, tabled […]

Africa: Polisario Devastated by Impact of Mohammed VI’s Speech

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 19:49
According to well-informed sources in the Tindouf camps, the Polisario leadership is utterly devastated by the deep impression left by the moving speech delivered by King Mohammed VI on Tuesday before the 28th summit of the African Union, which consecrated Morocco’s triumphant return within the Pan-African organization. Until the last minute, the Polisario had assumed […]

African Union: Morocco’s Return Revives Debate on RASD’s Exclusion

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 17:53
The 28th two-day summit of the African Union (AU), which opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, is highlighted by the presence of the majority of African leaders, but the most remarkable presence is without contest that of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, whose country is about to reintegrate the Pan-African organization. On the eve of […]

CIA: Documents that Embarrass Algeria, Polisario

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 18:09
Declassified CIA reports have brought about some teeth-grinding in Algiers as well as in the headquarters of the Polisario in Tindouf. The CIA declassified documents are actually so embarrassing for the Polisario and Algerian leaders. In countless memos on the Western Sahara issue at its beginnings in the Seventies, the CIA does not mention the […]

Polisario Getting Agitated as Morocco’s Return to African Union Nears

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:07
The leaders of the Polisario are getting frantic as the date of the return of Morocco within the African Union is nearing. Algerian leaders are also panicking. They try to incite their relays in Africa to attempt to hinder the kingdom’s return, although they know that this return is inevitable. The fear that has gripped […]

Spain: Civil Society Increasingly Hostile to the Polisario

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:59
According to well-informed sources in the Tindouf camps, the Polisario leaders no longer hide their desperation as hostility towards the Algeria-backed Sahrawi movement in its historic stronghold in Spain is growing and as accusations of torture and violations of human rights against its leaders are mounting. After the judicial proceedings launched in November by the […]