COAT OF ARMS
Government: Legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved
Current President: President in Exile, Brahim Ghali
Population: 603,253 (2017)
Land Size: 266,000 sq km (102,703 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Dec 12, 2018: SA Welcomes Resumption of Peace Talks On Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[SAnews.gov.za] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the resumption of peace talks on the situation in Western Sahara.
- Fri - Dec 7, 2018: 'Peaceful Solution' to Western Sahara Conflict Is Possible - UN Envoy - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[UN News] The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the Organization's representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned "in the first quarter of 2019".
- Thu - Dec 6, 2018: 2nd Day of Round Table On Regional Dispute Over Moroccan Sahara Opens in Geneva - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[MAP] Geneva -The second day of the round table on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara began Thursday morning at Geneva's Palace of Nations, with the participation of a Moroccan delegation led by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.
- Thu - Dec 6, 2018: First UN-Sponsored Western Sahara Talks in Six Years Begin in Geneva - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[UN News] Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara - the first in years - the Organization announced on Wednesday.
- Mon - Dec 3, 2018: 14th Edition of Fisahara Kicks Off in Wilaya of Dakhla - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[SPS] Wilaya of Dakhla -The 14th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara (FISAHARA) under the theme: "Enhancing cultural front for protection of national identity" was launched Sunday evening in the wilayaof Dakhla.