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.
30 April 2015
UNSC 29 April renewed MINURSO peacekeeping mission mandate for another year.
The Western Sahara conflict is both one of the world’s oldest and one of its most neglected.
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