The 2016 Appropriations Bill passed by Congress and signed today by President Obama once again requires that US aid to Morocco be used everywhere in the country, including in the Western Sahara.
2015 marks the anniversary of the Green March, the spectacular initiative 40 years ago that began the decolonization of the Spanish Sahara.
Friday, November 6 marks the 40th anniversary of the Green March, when some 350,000 Moroccan citizens and nearly 20,000 unarmed Moroccan troops walked in a peaceful demonstration into what was then known as Spanish Sahara to take back their southern provinces from Spanish control.
The autonomy plan presented by Morocco to the Security Council in April 2007 remains “the best solution” to the so-called Western Sahara conflict, stressed Erik Jensen, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Sahara.
Fes - Foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheik Abdellah Ibn Zayed Al Nahyane, re-affirmed here on Tuesday his country's firm support to Morocco in the Sahara issue.
The statements of the Polisario dissident Mahjoub Salek on the autonomy plan for Western Sahara reflect the prevailing sentiment among the Sahrawi population living in the Tindouf camps under the Stalinist control of the Polisario and Algerian security services.
Granting autonomy to Western Sahara within the framework of Morocco’s sovereignty is “the most realistic” solution to bring the territorial dispute out of the longstanding stalemate, argues the Polish Centre for International Relations, a think-tank based in Warsaw.
Several Sahrawi notables and Sheikhs have expressed their support to the Morocco-proposed autonomy plan for Western Sahara and asked King Mohammed VI to entrust to Omar Hadrami, one of the founder members of the Polisario, the task of coordination between Morocco and the Tindouf-settled Sahrawis...
Doha - The southern city of Laayoune received, on Monday in Doha, the silver prize of the prestigious Arab Town Organization (ATO) in Environmental Safety Category Award.
France reiterated, on Tuesday before the UN Security Council, that the Moroccan autonomy plan is “a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution” to the Western Sahara issue, and praised Morocco’s initiatives in the field of human rights and called for a population census in Tindouf...