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:
- Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Group Opposes Morocco's Bid to Join Ecowas - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[Premium Times] A group has listed eight reasons why Nigeria should prevent Morocco from joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
- Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Sahrawis Sentenced to Jail Over Western Sahara Killings - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[Al Jazeera] A Morocco court has sentenced 23 civilians to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.
- Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Torture Allegations Cast Shadow Over Trial - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[HRW] Tunis -Morocco's judicial authorities should ensure that upcoming verdicts in a mass trial are not based on confessions or statements implicating other defendants obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.
- Sun - Jul 9, 2017: Nigeria Mediates in Morocco, Saharawi Dispute - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
[Leadership] Nigeria yesterday successfully brokered peace between Morocco and Saharawi Democratic Republic (SDR) on the wordings of the report of the human Rights abuses between the two countries.