Western Sahara
Kenya relations with Western Sahara Morocco fails to get Kenyan endorsement for its colonial occupation of Western Sahara

A Kenyan foreign ministry communique has clarified that the announcement made on Twitter by newly elected President Willian Ruto on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and had no bearing on the country’s foreign policy

Right violations and war crimes by Morocco continue in occupied Western Sahara, says CODESA report

CODESA’s first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara

Algeria-Spain relations over Western Sahara Algeria to suspend friendship treaty, imports from Spain over Western Sahara

Spain, a former colonial power, decided to recognize to support Morocco’s position on Western Sahara earlier this year going against its long-held stance of backing a UN-led referendum to decide the status of the territory

Saharawi people continue decades-long struggle for full freedom

Despite Spain’s betrayal of the Saharawi people and their struggle for self-determination, the people are more determined than ever to continue fighting

Protests erupt against Spanish government’s “betrayal” of Saharawi freedom

The Spanish government recently announced that it recognized Morocco’s plan to integrate Western Sahara as an autonomous territory within their country, going back on its longstanding commitment to push for a self-determination referendum

Morocco drives a war in Western Sahara for its phosphates

After decades of broken promises, the situation in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara has worsened as Morocco has restarted the war and thwarted diplomatic solutions

CODESA Western Sahara CODESA criticizes UN for lack of concrete measures to conduct referendum in Western Sahara

The UNSC recently extended the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara for one more year, without taking any concrete measures to force Morocco to conduct a referendum in the territory

CODESA Western Sahara Saharawi human rights defenders condemn Moroccan war crimes

The report published by CODESA on the atrocities committed by the Moroccan forces blames UN agencies and other human rights organizations for failing to intervene and investigate the cases of human rights violations

Despite setbacks, Western Sahara continues struggle for self-determination

Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the developments since last November in Western Sahara and the way ahead for the Saharawi struggle for self-determination

Polisario Front chief leaves Spain after top court rejects pleas for his arrest

The Polisario Front, which is fighting for independence of Western Sahara from Morocco, claimed that allegations of war crimes against chief Brahim Ghali are Morocco’s attempts to discredit the movement

Morocco's violations in Western Sahara Activists warn resumption of armed conflict in Western Sahara over Morocco’s continued violations

The Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) has called on the International Red Cross to immediately establish its humanitarian operation in the region as the situation is deteriorating in the occupied territories due to Moroccan aggression against the Sahrawi people

Morocco and the Grand Bargain with US and Israel

According to the deal, the US will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory in return for Morocco establishing diplomatic relations with Israel