Decolonization of Moroccan Sahara has 'Irreversibly' Ended in 1975 (Ambassador)

The decolonization of the Moroccan Sahara has “irreversibly” ended in 1975, following the Madrid Agreement, the ambassador and permanent representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, told the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Historical and Legal Bases of Morocco’s Sovereignty over Western Sahara

The March bore fruits as it led to negotiations between Spain and Morocco, and the signature of the Madrid Accords on November 14, 1975, whereby Western Sahara was peacefully retroceded to Morocco by the colonizing power, Spain.

Please do not ask me to be silent. Allow me to breathe (2)

The pain is so great that I forgot to mention that my mother, who was liberated from her husband, was seven months pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy after less than two months in the camp.

In 1985, the Polisario shot down the first German airplane to reach the South Pole

In December 1985, the Polisario Front guerilla shot down a German survey-and-research airplane on its way home after an Antarctica expedition.

October 23rd 1963 : When De Gaulle wanted Moroccans and Algerians to kill each other during the Sand War

On the 23rd of October 1963 Charles De Gaulle, head of the provisional government of the French Republic, and Alain Peyrefitte, the French Foreign Minister were discussing at the Elysee Palace the armed conflict between Morocco and Algeria, France’s two colonies. The border conflict between the two neighboring states lasted 4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days.

In 1898, Spain wanted to sell the Sahara to the Austro-Hungarian Empire .

After it was defeated by the United States, Spain decided to get rid of its colonies. In 1898, it planed to sell the Sahara to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Captain Ali Najab, A Moroccan Military Hero, Not Forgotten by the United States

In his newly released book presented at the national library of Morocco this month, Army Captain Ali Najab recounts the dire circumstances of being held in a Polisario prison f

History : When King Hassan II reached an agreement with Bouteflika on the Western Sahara issue

In 1999, and months after he passed away, King Hassan II reached an agreement with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the Western Sahara conflict, US Department of State document reveals.

US Reveals Former Classified Commitments to Morocco

An incredible document detailing the United States involvement in ongoing disputes over the Western Sahara has been declassified and made public by the State Department. The document outlines several key historical moments in U.S.

When El Youssoufi ordered the European vessels to leave the Moroccan waters

On November the 4th 1999, the 1995 fisheries agreement signed by Morocco and the European Union expired. Prime Minister, Abderrahman El Youssoufi, took his time to renew the agreement, allowing Morocco to preserve its natural resources, reducing licenses by more than 75%, and developing the fisheries sector.

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