Alex Chitty: Western Sahara - Territorial dispute, self
Western Sahara is a territory in North Africa bordered by Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco, inhabited by Moroccan and minority indigenous Sahrawi populations.
Western Sahara profile - BBC News
May 14, 2018· Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated area of mostly desert situated on the northwest coast of Africa. A former Spanish colony, it was annexed
Western Sahara conflict in 500 words Donald Trump News
Dec 11, 2020· Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories, a stance also taken by the African Union, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as well as the European
Colonial Sahara - Africa is A Country
The majority of Western Sahara has been under occupation by Morocco for decades, following incomplete decolonization by Spain in 1975 when the territory was split between Morocco and Mauritania. A bitter war between the Polisario (the Sahrawi resistance movement) and Moroccan and Mauritanian forces ended in a ceasefire in 1991, and left Morocco
Spanish Sahara - Wikipedia
Spanish Sahara (Spanish: Sahara Español; Arabic: الصحراء الإسبانية As-Sahrā'a Al-Isbānīyah), officially the Province of the Sahara between 1958 and 1976, was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled by Spain between 1884 and 1976. It had been one of the most recent acquisitions of, as well as one of the last remaining
Colonialism and Conflict: Facts About the Map of Morocco
Nov 26, 2020· As the protectorate ended, Spain remained on the map of Morocco with its two coastal enclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, but left Western Sahara in 1975
Morocco Suffers Sharp Fall In Phosphate Sales From
Feb 23, 2020· Moroccan exports of phosphates from the disputed territory of Western Sahara have fallen to their lowest level since at least 2012, with volumes almost halving in
Western Sahara: UN responsibility over a Non Self
Historical and legal background In 1963, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) included Western Sahara in the list of Non Self-Governing Territories, to which UNGA Resolution 1514 (XXV) entitled Declaration on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and peoples applied. On 16 October 1975, the International Court of Justice released an Advisory Opinion stating, inter alia, that
Territory of Western Sahara UNMAS
The Territory of Western Sahara is heavily contaminated with landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). The contamination is a result of the conflict that took place from 1975 and 1991 between the Royal Moroccan Army, Mauritanian armed forces, and the military forces of the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguia el-Hamra y Río de Oro.
UNHCR - Western Sahara Territory
UNHCR/CBM Western Sahara, Villa 04 - Quartier Moulay Rachid, 165, Rue Al Zaraktouni, BP-755, Laayoune, Western Sahara. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 755, 70000 Laayoune, Western Sahara. Telephone: 212 52 88 92 369. Facsimile: 212 52 88 93 097. Email: [email protected] Time Zone: GMT + 0
Western Sahara and the Self-Determination Debate :: Middle
Oct 08, 2007· While Western Sahara is hardly at the forefront of U.S. or European policy, any resolution to its claims will be important as it may create a precedent for Palestinian claims to national self-determination in territories disputed with Israel, or to Kurdish claims to self-determination in Turkish, Syrian, Iraqi, and Iranian territory.
Western Sahara - Wikitravel
Dec 15, 2020· Western Sahara is an area in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. Its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the majority of it is occupied by Morocco.
Western Sahara: What is the 40-Year Dispute All About?
Mar 09, 2016· United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, left, arrives for a meeting with the Polisario Front's representative at the U.N. in Bir-Lahlou, in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, March 5.
Laayoune, Western Sahara Territory Tindouf, Algeria
Dec 01, 2016· The Western Sahara refugee situation is the oldest unresolved, protracted humanitarian crisis in United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) history. For over 44 years, families living in the Western Sahara Territory and the refugee
Western Sahara CIA World Factbook - The best country
Morocco virtually annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) in 1976, and claimed the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty ended in a 1991 UN-brokered cease-fire; a UN-organized referendum on the territory's
Western Sahara: Human Rights in Sahrawi Occupied
Western Sahara: Human Rights in Sahrawi Occupied Territories - Polisario Front Warns Against 'Deplorable Situation' 29 March 2021 Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)
Ocupación S.A. : Documentary exposes Spains role in
Apr 30, 2021· Soultana Jaya in Ocupación S.A. Western Sahara is a country inhabited by half a million people in a territory the size of the UK. It is bordered by a US-
Western Sahara - International Law - Oxford Bibliographies
Feb 06, 2017· Western Sahara is the only non-self-governing territory on the African continent still awaiting the completion of its process of decolonization and, as such, it has been listed by the committee established for the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples for half a century.
Western Sahara Facts, History, Conflict, Map
Western Sahara, Arabic Al-arāʾ al-Gharbiyyah, formerly (195876) Spanish Sahara, territory occupying an extensive desert Atlantic-coastal area (97,344 square miles [252,120 square km]) of northwest Africa.
What is Western Sahara and why does Morocco claim
Dec 10, 2020· Since the territory was ceded by Spain, Morocco has claimed Western Sahara as an integral part of its kingdom. Yet virtually no other country, except now the United States, recognises Moroccan
Western Sahara - United States Department of State
Executive Summary The Kingdom of Morocco claims the territory of Western Sahara and administers the territory that it controls. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO), an organization that seeks the territorys independence, disputes Moroccos claim to sovereignty over the territory.
Non-Self-Governing Territories The United Nations and
[i] All data is from United Nations Secretariat 2020 Working Papers on Non-Self-Governing Territories, and for Western Sahara, from UNdata, a database by the United Nations Statistics Division of
Territorial Disputes: Western Sahara Pacific Council on
Since 1975, Morocco and the partially recognized Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) have disputed the Western Sahara territory. Despite the United Nations efforts, a UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara is now 27 years overdue in its commitment to organize a referendum on the territorys status, and UN-mediated talks have done
NATO Depicts Western Sahara as Part of Morocco on New Map
A map recently published by NATO in relation to its project the Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) unexpectedly showed Morocco's border as extending into the territory of Western Sahara in accordance with Rabat's territorial claims. The land, disputed by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and its governing nationalist movement, the Polisario Front, was shown as a part of the
Refworld Western Sahara Territory
Apr 01, 2021· Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field
North African Countries List and the Territory of Western
Mar 26, 2021· Western Sahara is one of the territories in Africa. The North African region produces fish. Western Sahara also has deposits of oil, and phosphates that are key in the manufacture of fertilizers and industrial chemicals. Map of North African
West Saharan group takes New Zealand superannuation fund
Mar 16, 2020· Western Sahara is regarded by the United Nations as a non-self-governing territory, but international proposals for referenda and autonomy plans have failed to
Western Sahara Maps & Facts - World Atlas
Western Sahara is a disputed territory and as such, does not have any official administrative divisions of its own. The political status of Western Sahara is considered undetermined by the US Government. 80% of the territory is controlled and
In occupied Western Sahara territories, Morocco treats
Jun 10, 2020· Similarly, once spotted as a pro-Polisario sympathizer, even getting a day to day job in the occupied territories of Western Sahara turns into an impossible mission where a Polisario sympathizer is grudgingly deprived of help or assistance, and thats how some Saharawis who set up their own firms, cooperatives or associations in economic
The Advisory opinion on Western Sahara (1975) - Public
Jul 12, 2020· Western Sahara is a land located on the northwest coast of Africa, south of Morocco and west of Mauritania. It was and still is a land populated by nomadic tribes. This territory was occupied by Spain during the 20 th Century until 1975, when Spain wished to
The Legal Status of Western Sahara and the Laws of War and
Since invading Western Sahara in late 1975, Morocco has exerted varying levels of control over the land. Today Morocco occupies roughly three-fourths of the territory, while the rest falls under the de facto control of the Polisario Front, a nationalist independence movement formed in 1973 to fight Spanish colonialism. Starting in 1884, parts of Western Sahara fell under Spanish control
Phosboucraa and phosphate production in Western Sahara
The former Spanish colony Western Sahara, listed as a United Nations Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1963, is a profitable source of phosphorous (situated at Boucra), which despite international and local protest is being exploited by Morocco and sold to markets around the world.
Western Sahara: a much-disputed territory - Le Journal
Western Sahara, a region rich in resources, is a territory on the northwest coast of the African continent. It was a Spanish protectorate until 1975. It was a Spanish protectorate until 1975. Since then, Western Sahara, declared a non-autonomous territory by the United Nations (UN), lies at
Fourth Committee Taking Backward Steps on Western Sahara
Oct 11, 2019· CLARA RIVEROS, CPLATAM Observatory, said Western Sahara is a geographic term to distinguish Moroccos southern provinces and the local tribes
Western Sahara: Biden won't reverse Trump's recognition of
May 01, 2021· Western Sahara, a territory in the northwest of Africa stretching over 266,000 square km, was under Spanish occupation until 1975. After Spanish withdrawal, both
Western Sahara: a Country or Part of Morocco? - WorldAtlas
Aug 19, 2019· Western Sahara is a disputed non-self-governing territory in northwest Africa. It is sandwiched between Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the south and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The territory is contested by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front based in Algeria. Recognition of Western Sahara
Morocco Launches Military Operation in Western Sahara
Nov 13, 2020· The road lies at the junction of the part of the disputed territory controlled by Morocco and cuts across the buffer strip towards the borders between Western Sahara and Mauritania.
Western Sahara profile - BBC News
May 14, 2018· Western Sahara is a sparsely-populated area of mostly desert situated on the northwest coast of Africa. A former Spanish colony, it was annexed by
Photos from Sahrawi refugee camp in Tindouf, Algeria and
Western Sahara. The Liberated Territories. Sahrawi men, members of the Polisario Front, warming in front of a fire before sleeping in the open air in the desert. The Liberated Territories is the section of the Western Sahara not occupied by Morocco and controlled by the Saharawi Polisario Front.