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African Lion: Morocco, US stage joint desert military exercise

23 April, 2017

Moroccan and US forces are among nearly 1,300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco

Guterres' UN: A window for change in Western Sahara?

19 April, 2017

Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ongoing conflict.

Mauritania president pushes ahead with bid to abolish senate

18 April, 2017

Blog: Mohamed Ouled Abdel Aziz will launch a popular referendum to get rid of parliament's second chamber.

UN calls to restart Western Sahara peace talks

12 April, 2017

Moroccan officials were reported to have been less dubious about the new UN proposal than previous years, stating the UN had adopted a more objective tone.

From the Sahrawi refugee camps: Polisario prepares its resistance

29 March, 2017

The long read: Morocco rejoining the African Union in January changed the status quo for Sahrawi ambitions for independence. Thomas Vescovi sends this analysis from the Tindouf refugee camps.

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

24 March, 2017

A French man abducted from southeastern Chad has been located in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister said.

Mauritania votes to change constitution despite widespread protests

09 March, 2017

A proposed change to the country's constitution passed the country's upper house of parliament on Thursday - despite widespread protests over living conditions.

Clash of titans: This week in Middle East football

15 February, 2017

The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.

Morocco religious authority rules no death penalty for apostates

13 February, 2017

Morocco's religious authorities have ruled that people who leave Islam should not be punished with the death penalty, reversing its previous ruling on apostasy.

Gambia presidential crisis continues as Trump prepares for office

20 January, 2017

Defeated President Yahya Jammeh has been told to cede power or face military action by a UN-backed regional force now massing inside the country having crossed from Senegal on Thursday

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