North Africa: Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran for Alleged Arms Delivery to Western Sahara Rebels
Morocco has accused the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah of arming the Western Sahara independence movement. The Polisario Front has been fighting Moroccan forces in an area… Read more »
Morocco: Govt Mulls 'Options' Over Polisario Front's Western Sahara 'Incursions'
Morocco's top diplomat has threatened unilateral action against the Polisario Front for alleged incursions in UN-monitored buffer zones in Western Sahara. The Polisario Front seeks… Read more »
October 22, 2017
Western Sahara: Horst Köhler Heads New UN Bid to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute
A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst Köhler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco… Read more »
June 03, 2017
Western Sahara: Former German President to Be Named UN Envoy to Western Sahara
Former German president Horst Köhler will be appointed UN special envoy to Western Sahara. Talks between Morocco and Polisario Front have been stalled since 2012. Read more »
January 31, 2017
Africa: African Union Re-Admits Morocco After 33-Year Absence
The AU has re-admitted Morocco despite the kingdom refusing to cede its claim to occupied Western Sahara. Officials from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic hope to push Morocco… Read more »
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