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Mohammed Abdelaziz


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How to win friends

Following the death in May of its President for 40 years, Mohammed Abdelaziz, Polisario has replaced one ageing leader with another, 70-year-old Brahim Ghali, its former Defence Minister...


No end to deadlock

Algiers and Polisario, backed by important allies such as South Africa, reject such arguments on the grounds that that full independence remains the only way ahead, under Polisario’s Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and its President (since 1976), Mohammed Abdelaziz...


Unjust deserts in the Western Sahara

Under pressure, Polisario Secretary General Mohamed Abdelaziz has recently defended the Sahrawi people’s right to resort to armed conflict to achieve a fully independent Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)...


Old soldiers never die

    Saharan gambit Polisario Front leader and Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) President Mohamed Abdelaziz, who has led the Saharawi independence movement for 30 years, is looking for progress on a referendum in the former Spanish Sahara...


Rabat's regional security web

Taya has a big interest in a well executed solution to the Saharan question: a new conflict or an outcome that squeezed the Polisario leadership to an extent where Saharawi President Mohammed Abdelaziz felt constrained to look for alternative boltholes in the region would directly affect Nouakchott...


Unending endgame

On the 25th anniversary of Polisario's declaration of independence, president-in-waiting Mohammed Abdelaziz watched a parade of ageing, Algerian-financed military hardware in the desert outside Tindouf, and predictably rejected the third way...


Go north, Ould Taya!

Taya has long kept a discreet distance from Saharan Arab Democratic Republic leader Mohammed Abdelaziz - and privately, Nouakchott now seems to endorse Rabat's view that the disputed territory which it once helped to rule is a province of Morocco...


Boutef rides his luck

Continued tensions with their neighbour will keep the army, and its re-equipment claims, in the front line, revived by the statement in early February from Polisario Front leader Mohammed Abdelaziz that fighting could resume in the Western Sahara if the long-delayed referendum on its future is not held by the end of 2000...


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