UN adopts resolution urging solution for Western Sahara

2018-04-28 07:36

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for "a realistic, practicable and enduring political solution" to the 42-year conflict over the Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement.

UN envoy for Western Sahara quits

2017-03-07 05:25

The UN envoy for Western Sahara has offered his resignation after leading efforts for eight years to settle the conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

SA 'not opposed to Morocco re-joining AU', - official

2017-01-28 07:03

A South African official at the African Union has told News24 that SA is not opposed to Morocco re-joining the AU but "will have to accept Western Sahara as an equal member of the organisation".

Making sense of the recent tension in Western Sahara

2016-09-26 15:26

The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

UN chief wants Western Sahara talks soon

2015-11-05 11:01

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for negotiations in the coming months to settle the frozen conflict over Western Sahara, at the centre of tensions between Morocco and African countries.

Western Sahara remains a worry: UN head

2015-04-11 08:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a new push to resolve the conflict over Western Sahara and emphasised the importance of human rights.

UN renews call for rights monitoring in W Sahara

2014-04-11 14:43

The UN chief has renewed his appeals for sustained human rights monitoring in the disputed territory of northern Africa’s Western Sahara.


US postpones UN vote on Western Sahara

2018-04-25 10:13

The United States has postponed a vote at the UN Security Council on preparing talks on Western Sahara to allow for more time for negotiations, diplomats say.

W Sahara: Dispute clouding Morocco's African ambitions

2017-01-30 13:02

African Union heads of state are set to decide whether to readmit Morocco after a 33-year absence. Looming over that decision is the decades-old dispute over the Western Sahara.

UN peacekeeping chief to visit disputed Western Sahara

2016-10-19 11:52

The UN peacekeeping chief says he is heading to the disputed Western Sahara later this week to visit UN troops for the first time since Morocco expelled more than 70 UN civil staffers in March.

Polisario Front elects new leader

2016-07-09 21:28

Western Sahara independence movement Polisario Front has elected a founding member of the group as its new leader.

Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

2015-10-02 13:27

Morocco says it is considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden’s position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

UN keeps force in Western Sahara for a year

2014-04-30 10:14

The Security Council has voted unanimously to keep a UN peacekeeping force in Morocco’s Western Sahara region for another year without a mandate to monitor human rights.

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