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Just Say No to Another Failed State in Africa

It is never a good idea to make broad generalizations about Africa. For every long-term dictatorship, there is another nation that has embraced democracy. For every country that is struggling economically, such as Sierra Leone, ranked nearly last in the world in economic growth, there are two more African nations that …

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Western Sahara : Artificial Conflict

  Before the advent of colonization, Morocco was fully sovereign, independent, and united. The Sahara was under Moroccan sovereignty meaning that during that era there was no entity in the Sahara that was separate from Morocco.  There is not a single document or item in existence which disproves this historical …

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Polisario : The puppet of the Algerian military

Why the Polisario takes hostage refugees? Humanitarian assistance always sounds like a great idea. Against the backdrop of a tsunami or an earthquake, it can be the difference between life and death. When abused, however, it can often do more harm than good. Wherever one stands on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, …

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On Moroccan order, international staffers in U.N.’s Western Sahara mission depart

RABAT – Dozens of United Nations international staffers pulled out of their Western Sahara mission Sunday after Morocco demanded they leave because of remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the disputed territory. Last week Morocco ordered the United Nations to withdraw 84 international civilian personnel from MINURSO, its peacekeeping …

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The U.N.’s Reckless Leader Does It Again in Morocco

Ban Ki-moon, by seeming to cheer on separatist rebels, betrayed the United Nations charter once more. When United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leaves office late this year, it will end an era of incompetence and malfeasance excessive even by U.N. standards. Meanwhile, he’s doing damage to my country, Morocco. His …

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Ban Ki-moon and the Sahara – It is Not Just About the Word – Robert M. Holley

I suppose that in the interest of brevity or simplification, most current press reports of the dispute between Morocco and Ban Ki-moon over the Sahara question have focused almost exclusively on Ban’s use of the term “occupation” to describe Morocco’s presence in what it considers its sovereign territory. This seriously …

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LE TEXTE INTÉGRAL DU COMMUNIQUÉ DU MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ÉTRANGÈRES ET DE COOPERATION

Sur Très Hautes Instructions de Sa Majesté Roi Mohammed VI – que Dieu L’assiste- le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères et de la Coopération, M Salaheddine Mezouar, s’est rendu, le 14 mars 2016, à New York, afin de rencontrer le Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, M. Ban Ki Moon. A cette …

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Morocco Has Never Annexed the Sahara (Part IV)

For centuries, Morocco’s sovereignty was extended over the Sahara. Its sovereignty over the territory was only terminated when the Spanish and French divided the Kingdom into zones of influence. Following the dissociation of the question of the Spanish controlled territories of the Sahara and Sidi Ifni in the late 1960s, …

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Morocco Has Never Annexed the Sahara (Part III)

Polisario: an artificial entity created by Morocco’s rivals The arguments put forth by people who support the Polisario and express their leaning towards allowing people under occupation to exercise the right of self determination, suffer from several shortcomings. First of all, they overlook the fact that the Polisario is a …

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Morocco Has Never Annexed the Sahara (Part II)

The blunder to dissociate the Sahara from Sidi Ifni While Morocco was struggling to recover its sovereignty over the Sahara and Sidi Ifni, it was also laying claim to the enclaves of Sebta and Melillia, in northern Morocco, which to this day are still under Spanish sovereignty. In the face …

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