UN Chief Report Mentions Royal Letter: Morocco's Actions in Guerguarate are Irreversible

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, highlighted, in his report to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara, published in the 6 official languages ​​of the United Nations, the Royal letter underlining the "irreversible" nature of the peaceful actions carried out by Morocco at the border post of El Guerguarate to restore free civil and commercial movement.

UN SG Confirms Presence of Armed 'Polisario' Members in Guergarat Last November

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, confirmed in his report on the Moroccan Sahara to the Security Council, that armed members of the "polisario" were present in Guergarat in October and November 2020, defeating unsuccessful attempts of the "polisario" and Algeria to hide this truth.

Conflict Over the Western Sahara - Anything New or the Same Old, Same Old?

Morocco, the Polisario, and its patron Algeria are sounding war drums over the Sahara. Is this recent skirmish a threat to regional stability or more posturing?

Morocco-Polisario : Guerguerate, the other side of the conflict

The only paved road between Morocco and Mauritania for the transportation of heavy goods vehicles is located in a no man's land nicknamed «Kandahar». The area has become the center of frequent conflicts between the Kingdom and the Polisario.

Guerguerate crisis : Bachir al-Dakhil excludes the possibility of an armed conflict in the buffer zone [Interview] .

The Polisario Front has sent last week its forces to the Guerguerate buffer zone interrupting the peace that was established in the area since April 2017 and accusing Morocco of violating the cease-fire agreement reached in September 1991. To understand the circumstance of the current crisis, Yabiladi interviewed Bachir al-Dakhil, one of the founders of the separatist movement, who stressed that the eruption of an armed conflict in the buffer zone is rather excluded.

Forces Trying to Block Morocco’s Access to the Continent Are Playing a Losing Game

Developments with respect to the Western Sahara of Morocco call for attention. First, Morocco has strongly condemned provocative moves by the separatist Polisario Front in the restricted area of Guerguerat in south-west Morocco.


Mauritanian analyst : «Nouakchott will not be able to influence the Western Sahara conflict»

Morocco and Mauritania have not been in good terms since the first term of the Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz. This is confirmed through the fact that the neighboring country has not appointed an ambassador in Rabat since the retirement of Mohamed Ould Mouaouia in 2012. With the announcement of the opening of a new border crossing between Algeria and Mauritania, what impact would this have on the Guergarate crisis and the Sahara conflict ? Answers to these questions are provided by the Mauritanian political analyst Tabet Didi Ould Salek.

Guerguerat: Morocco in Alert to Protect MINURSO against Terrorist Risk

Morocco has strengthened security measures at the MINURSO headquarters in the Guerguerat buffer zone to protect its forces after being alerted to terrorist threats. 

The Polisario is preoccupied with the Minurso withdrawal from Guerguerat

The Polisario front is concerned about the Minurso’s withdrawal from the Guerguerate area. A message that was transmitted by M’hamed Khadad to Kim Bolduc, Head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara.

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