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UN Chief Ban Wants to Revive Talks to End Western Sahara Conflict (Voice of America)

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said he will try to restart negotiations between Western Sahara’s Polisario independence movement and Morocco to resolve their conflict and allow Sahrawi refugees to return.

The dispute over the arid region in the northwest corner of Africa has festered since Morocco took most of it over in 1975 following the withdrawal of former colonial power Spain.

The Polisario Front, which says the territory belongs to ethnic Sahrawis, waged a guerrilla war until a U.N.-brokered ceasefire in 1991 that did not settle the dispute. The two sides have been deadlocked since.

The U.N. chief plans this weekend to visit refugee camps in Algeria’s Tindouf area where Polisario is based.

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http://www.voanews.com/content/united-nations-ban-western-sahara-conflict/3220858.html


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