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Vol 50 No 1

Published 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

Under its most talented Foreign Minister in decades, Taieb Fassi-Fihri, Morocco is working hard to keep hold of the disputed Western Sahara (AC Vol 49 No 7). This adds to tensions with Algeria, which has been the main backer of the the Saharawi liberation movement, the Polisario Front, since it was founded in the mid-1970s.

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