Morocco Continues Occupation Of Western Sahara, In Defiance Of UN

Morocco has illegally occupied the former Spanish colony for more than 40 years.

06/09/2016 12:19 am

Stephen Zunes

Professor of Politics and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco

As Morocco continues to defy the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and much of the international community in its continued occupation of Western Sahara, the United States continues supporting that autocratic government.

Tribute to fallen POLISARIO Leader Mohamed Abdul-Aziz

Makwaia Wa Kuhenga/ 03 June 2016/ Daily News-Tanzania

BREAKING news: “The leader of Western Sahara Independence Movement has died after a long illness. Mohamed Abdul-Aziz (68) was Secretary General of the Polisario Front, which fights for an end of Moroccan rule in Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony annexed by Morocco in 1975.”

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It was a statement that reignited the war of words over the future of Western Sahara.

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APRIL 7, 2016       

On the sovereignty of Western Sahara and Morocco’s occupation

Daily News/Tanzania

08 April 2016

Makwaia Wa Kuhenga

WHEN we reflect on liberation struggles against colonialism in Africa, we see that colonial powers have never been inside Africa, but have come outside the continent. In East Africa, an erstwhile colonial power was Britain as much as France was in West Africa.

Ban ki-moon denounces Morocco's "disrespectful attacks", "sign of panic" for Sahrawi people

ALGIERS-Secretary General of the United Nations Ban ki-moon, who is determined to launch direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco to resolve the Sahrawi issue, denounced Rabat's "disrespectful attacks" on him whereas the Sahrawi people dub Morocco's attitude "sign of panic."  

Morocco attacks against UN chief: Ban Ki-moon voices "deep disappointment," "anger"

WASHINGTON (United States)- United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed Monday his "deep disappointment" and "anger" following Morocco's attacks against his person, dubbing them "disrespectful" towards the UN.

Western Sahara : Ban Ki-moon’s visit shows UN intention to assume responsibilities

ADDIS ABABA- The African Union (AU) welcomed the visit of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Western Sahara and the region, hoping that this visit will promote the peace process and allow the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.

Ban Ki-Moon's visit to region reveals "open confrontation" between Morocco, international community

 ALGIERS-The United Nations Secretary General's Ban ki-moon's visit to the Sahrawi occupied territories and the Sahrawi refugee camps, that revealed "the direct and open" between Morocco and the international community, and Morocco's attempts" to shirk away its commitments part of the UN-AU resolution plan of 1991, the Sahrawi Foreign Ministry Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed Wednesday.


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