Western Sahara stand-off flares up

Issue 427 - 19 Nov 2020 | 1 minute read

Moroccan operations to end a blockade by the Polisario Front of the border with Mauritania have flared into a shooting match that ends nearly three decades of UN-monitored ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara.  Both sides have previously held back while the UN and African Union debated the former Spanish colony’s future without finding a definitive settlement.

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