The combination of Morocco’s recent proposal of a “Sahara autonomous region”, the Polisario Front’s counter-proposal of independence with guarantees for Moroccan interests and the UN Security Council’s 30 April resolution calling for direct negotiations between the parties – due to begin on 18 June – has been hailed as a promising breakthrough in the protracted Western Sahara dispute.
04 January 2016
Polisario Front 11 December welcomed the European Court of Justice’s 10 December order annulling 2012 European Union and Morocco trade deal due to the inclusion of Western Sahara.
The Western Sahara conflict is both one of the world’s oldest and one of its most neglected.
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