Mission of the Western Sahara

Home » General » UN Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara; no rights monitoring (foxnews.com)

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara; no rights monitoring (foxnews.com)

The U.N. Security Council has approved keeping a small peacekeeping force in Western Sahara for another year but without the human rights monitoring mandate that residents have long demanded.

The territory held by Morocco is called Africa’s last remnant of a colonial past. The Polisario Front group wants independence for the mineral-rich former Spanish colony.

The mission in Western Sahara is the U.N.’s only peacekeeping force without a mandate to monitor human rights. Human rights groups say Morocco uses violence to stifle dissent.

Read the article in full:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/04/28/un-security-council-extends-peacekeeping-mission-in-western-sahara-no-rights/


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: