Posts Tagged ‘Western Sahara’

How Many More World Refugee Days before Sahrawis See Justice? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley June 20, 2017   It is once again World Refugee Day and tens of thousands of, as yet uncounted and unidentified, Sahrawi refugees remain sequestered in Polisario Front camps in southwest Algeria. They have been there for more than four decades – and counting. Algeria and the Polisario Front still refuse to comply with repeated requests from the UN Security Council to allow a headcount. No particular ...

News Brief: Polisario Fuels Standoff in the Sahara – Jordana Merran

By Jordana Merran March 8, 2017 Since last summer, Moroccan troops and Polisario fighters have stood “within 200 meters (yards) of each other in a narrow strip of land near the Mauritanian border.” On Sunday, February 26, days after a phone call between Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Morocco announced “‘a unilateral withdrawal from the zone’ in conformation with the UN Secretary General’s recommendations,” as ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 41st Anniversary of Green March

On November 6, 2016, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered his annual speech marking the anniversary of the Green March from Dakar, Senegal, as follows: Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today I am addressing you, on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March, from Dakar, the capital city of the sister nation Senegal, and I ...

On Peacekeeping Missions, What’s the End of the Equation? – David S. Bloom

David S. Bloom April 21, 2016 Last week, a Congressional hearing was held by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, to examine “allegations of abuse and [the] absence of accountability at the United Nations.” Over a span of two hours, witnesses that included former UN officials and policy advocates discussed an alarming litany of problems and abuses that have become endemic ...

Sahara Region Benefits from Ambitious Sustainable Development Program, European Deputy | MAP

A European Union official praises Morocco’s “ambitious program of sustainable development” in Western Sahara: The Sahara region benefits from an ambitious program of sustainable development as part of a comprehensive approach, said European deputy Louis Michel. During a debate organized on Tuesday evening at the European parliament headquarters in Brussels on the occasion of the screening of a documentary film produced by Hassan El Bouharouti on resources in the southern ...
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