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Mohammed Abdelaziz, Advocate of an Independent Western Sahara, Dies at 68
The Polisario Front, led for four decades by Mr. Abdelaziz, has tried to establish a sovereign state for the disputed region’s Berber tribesmen.
U.N. Renews Mission in Western Sahara in Divisive Vote
A Security Council resolution renewed the peacekeeping mission but exerted little pressure on Morocco, which expelled dozens of United Nations workers last month.
Morocco Asks That U.N. Close Western Sahara Military Office
The request was an indication that an escalating dispute between the Moroccan authorities and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over the disputed territory is not abating.
Morocco Orders U.N. to Cut Staff in Disputed Western Sahara Territory
Reacting to comments from the U.N. leader, Morocco demanded the evacuation of 84 members of the organization’s mission in Western Sahara, where it has played a peacemaking role for 25 years.
Morocco: U.N. Chief Angers Officials
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently described Morocco’s hold on the Western Sahara territory as an occupation.
Spanish Judge Accuses Moroccan Former Officials of Genocide in Western Sahara
A Spanish judge rules in a case linked to torture and killings of the Sahrawi people from 1976 to 1991.
Dispute in Western Sahara
Morocco’s ambassador says the Polisario Front is standing in the way of a political solution to the conflict.
A Plea on Western Sahara
Ahmed Boukhari of the Polisario Front writes that the Security Council must instruct the United Nations presence in Western Sahara to prepare for the promised referendum on independence.
Fighting Is Long Over, but Western Sahara Still Lacks Peace
There has been no fighting in Western Sahara for 24 years, since a United Nations-monitored cease-fire between Morocco and the Polisario Front, but residents say they want independence.
The Nomads’ No Man’s Land
The Saharawis’ struggle against Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is painfully underreported.
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