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Panzer rollen: Das Säbelrasseln in der Westsahara wird lauter (06.04.2016)

Der über 40 Jahre alte Konflikt um die "letzte Kolonie Afrikas" droht erneut aufzubrechen. Lange nicht mehr war Krieg in der Westsahara so nahe wie dieser Tage. Panzer rollen durch jene Teile der Region, die seit dem Ende der spanischen Kolonialherrschaft 1975 von Marokko besetzt sind. In jenen...

Morocco rejects UN view of Western Sahara 'misunderstanding' (29.03.2016)

[…] The foreign ministry statement came a day after a U.N. spokesman said Ban regretted the "misunderstanding" over his use of the word, which led to Morocco expelling dozens of United Nations staff from its mission in the disputed territory.

UN official: Security Council response needed in Western Sahara crisis (23.03.2016)

The United Nations Security Council must act to ensure Morocco's decision to expel personnel from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara does not set a bad precedent for other missions, a U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Morocco closes UN military liaison office in Western Sahara (22.03.2016)

The United Nations has closed its military liaison office in the disputed territory of Western Sahara as demanded by Morocco amid an escalating dispute over remarks by the UN chief, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Dozens of UN international staffers pulled out of the Western Sahara mission, known...

Morocco cutting support for UN Western Sahara force (16.03.2016)

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest the U.N. secretary-general's recent comments about the disputed territory.Morocco also threatened to withdraw its 2,300 troops from all U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Morocco accuses UN's Ban of dropping neutral tone in West Sahara dispute (09.03.2016)

[…]Ban said last week he would restart U.N. efforts to reach a solution after visiting camps in southern Algeria for the Polasario Front leadership and refugees who fled the conflict. The Moroccan government said Ban had used the word "occupation" to describe Moroccan annexation of Western Sahara...

UN chief plans later visit to Western Sahara (29.02.2016)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Western Sahara later this year where the United Nations is seeking to end a 40-year conflict with Morocco, his spokesman said Monday.