Western Sahara

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Although pressure mounts on Morocco, with the Annual Report on the African Union Commission for 2013 providing the latest call for self-determinism in Western Sahara, progress on the issue will remain painfully slow. Moroccan offshore oil ambitions will increase tensions within the territory and with neighbouring Algeria, which has long been critical of Morocco's claim to the Saharawi region. 

 

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  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Bid for Sahara rights

Two former United Nations officials are lobbying for human rights monitoring to be added to the Mission des nations unies pour le référendum dans le Sahara Occidental (Minurso) mandate. In a letter to French President François Holland...

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Kill the drill

The Norwegian-based company Aker Solutions has decided to stop providing oil services to its drilling rig in disputed waters off Western Sahara after Africa Confidential publicised the case (AC Vol 55 No 6, Testing the offshore limits). The rig is leased ...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Testing the offshore limits

Sahrawi officials are again trying to get the UN to intervene with oil companies drilling in disputed offshore areas

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Senate for Morocco

About a month after the United States Senate passed a bill that, very unusually, affects the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Washington lobbyists Gray Global Advisors revealed they had a US$25,000 per month contract with Morocco to offer it 'strateg...

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

No end to deadlock

The region has long been a bone of contention between Algeria and Morocco – and natural resource opportunities are forcing it up the agenda

  • Vol 52 No 7
  •  1st April 2011

Hello and good-bye

Just as United States-based Kosmos Energy is about to launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange to finance operations in Ghana’s Jubilee field, the Polisario Front is demanding Kosmos halt drilling in the giant Boujdour block ...

  • Vol 50 No 1
  •  9th January 2009

Stalemate in the Western Sahara

Algeria and Morocco remain at odds over independence for the disputed Western Sahara – and Polisario is frustrated

  • Vol 49 No 7
  •  28th March 2008

The ex-revolutionary front

Two dissimilar but durable leaders have more in common than might at first appear

  • Vol 49 No 1
  •  11th January 2008

Unjust deserts in the Western Sahara

Despite the intervention by the United States, which has seen two rounds of direct talks between the Moroccan government and the Polisario Front liberation movement, tensions are again rising over a lack of progress towards definitive decolonisation, prov...

  • Vol 45 No 13
  •  25th June 2004

Iraq first

After seven frustrating years, former United States Secretary of State James Baker III has resigned as the United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy to Western Sahara. He is 74 and busy enough as George W. Bush's envoy for restructuring Iraq's huge...

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