COAT OF ARMS
Government: Legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved
Current President: President in Exile, Mohamed Abdelaziz
Land Size: 266,000 sq km (102,703 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Jun 21, 2017: South African Court Battle Puts World Spotlight On Africa's Last Colony - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[Legalbrief] While South Africans were enjoying the 1 May Workers' Day public holiday, something extraordinary was unfolding in Port Elizabeth.
- Sat - Jun 17, 2017: South Africa Trial to Decide Fate of Western Sahara Phosphate Shipment - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[RFI] A court in South Africa this week announced that there would have to be a trial to decide who actually owns a shipment of phosphate from Western Sahara that's been stopped and held in a South African port.
- Sat - Jun 3, 2017: Former German President to Be Named UN Envoy to Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[Deutsche Welle] Former German president Horst Köhler will be appointed UN special envoy to Western Sahara. Talks between Morocco and Polisario Front have been stalled since 2012.