Sahrawi activist returned to Laayoune last night

After voluntarily checking herself into the hospital on Thursday morning, Haidar was allowed to return home to Laayoune in the Western Sahara Thursday evening. The BBC reported Today that “It now appears that frantic multi-country talks were under way to seek a resolution … [but ] details of how a deal was finally reached were […...

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Western Sahara talks to resume on small scale prior to formal negotiations?

AFP has reported that “Algeria’s government on Friday welcomed a call by the UN Security Council for Morocco and the Polisario independence movement to resume talks on the future of Western Sahara  … The 15 Council members unanimously voted on Thursday to extend the mandate of a UN mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until April [...

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Possible movement concerning Western Sahara

The United Nations Security Council backed Polisario demands, some 18 years ago, and authorized a referendum to decide the future of the disputed Western Sahara. The question that Saharan voters will be asked to decide is whether they want independence, or integration with Morocco. Since then, a knock-down, dragged-out fight has been going on ̵...

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