Morocco-U.S. Talks Give Boost to Western Sahara

A visit by King Mohammed VI of Morocco to the United States has pushed the long-running dispute over independence for the Western Sahara back into the spotlight, with the Sahrawi highlighting President Barack Obama's support for a "mutually acceptable solution". An expert from the London-based thinktank, Chatham House, writes that the king has recently proposed innovative ways to advance human rights in the territory.

Polisario fighters in Western Sahara (file photo): The Polisario Front has joined the Sahrawi government in calling attention to what it calls the "special' status given to the issue of decolonization of Western Sahara" in last week's talks between the U.S. and Morocco.

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