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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 a...


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...


Whose land?

The row over who owns the Western Sahara's mineral rights is reopening. British-based Wessex Exploration has applied to Morocco's Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines to ...


Saharan box of tricks

As Saharan independence threatens, Rabat digs up its box of tricks

King Mohammed VI has woken up to the realisation that Morocco's campaign to impose its sovereignty over Western Sahara has entered a dangerous new phase. For three decades, the for...


Rabat's regional security web

As it tries to regain some of the initiative in the struggle for Western Sahara, Morocco will seek to pull in debts from several West African and other states with which it has lon...


A line in the sand

Morocco has been outmanoeuvred in the United Nations. Algeria persuaded the Polisario Front it should accept the plan drawn up by UN Special Envoy James Baker III for a solution to...


UN manoeuvres

Morocco, the Polisario Front and their allies are lobbying hard before the United Nations Security Council's 30 April vote on the future of its Western Sahara mission (AC Vol 43 No...


Uncharted waters

The United Nations has issued an ambiguous legal opinion about exploration licences in the ocean off Western Sahara, and Morocco is objecting to exploration by Spain's Repsol YPF o...


Murky depths

Hopes that the people of Western Sahara might one day decide their own future (AC Vol 42 No 10) have been dealt a possibly fatal blow by Rabat's decision to grant oil exploration r...


Unending endgame

Imagination and innovation are needed if a new war is to be prevented

Postponing rather than hoping to solve the Western Sahara problem, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has extended yet again the life of the UN Mission to the Western Saha...


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