Sahara: Horst Köhler throws in the towel

The UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, former German President Horst Köhler, has resigned from his mission “for health reasons”, announced ...

Africa-Refugees: Morocco, Polisario cross swords at Pan-African Parliament in Midrand

The South African municipality of Midrand, halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg, hosts this May 6 to 18, the second regular session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). This session ...

UN-Sahara: Resolution 2468 definitely rules out the options of “independence” & “referendum” 

The latest UN Security Council resolution on the Sahara has confirmed that the notions of “independence” or “self-determination referendum” are “no longer ...

UN-Western Sahara: Polisario beset by Committee of 24 

The member countries of the UN General Assembly Committee of 24 (C24), meeting in Grenada (Caribbean) May 2-4, have expressed full support for the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative for the ...

Sahara: Latest negotiations before Security Council vote

The group of friends of the Sahara (United States, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and Spain) would reportedly meet on Wednesday for final discussions on the US draft resolution, before ...

UN-Sahara: Behind the scenes consultations come up against human rights issues

The negotiations are still ongoing behind the scenes at the United Nations in New York, ten days before the deadline for the Security Council vote of a new resolution on the Sahara, ...

Sahara: Mauritanian president deals hard blow to Algerian & Polisario leaders 

The Algerian generals and the Polisario were expecting everything in these difficult times Algeria is going through, except to be dealt a hard blow by their yesterday’s ally, the ...

Sahara: Solution “possible” with “gestures of good faith” (Guterres)

A solution to the conflict around the Sahara is “possible”, but it requires “a strong political will” on the part of the different parties and of the international ...

Moroccan Sahara, the frenetic obsession of Algerian leaders  

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has learned of his ouster of the new cabinet appointed on Sunday while he was attending the 30th Arab summit in the capital of Tunisia. Lamamra, ...

Guterres recalls UN exclusivity in dealing with Sahara issue

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on all member states to support the efforts of the UN and his personal envoy for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, aimed at reaching a final ...
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