Ban Ki-moon tries to broker peace in Western Sahara

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is in the disputed territory of Western Sahara in a bid to end the conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front movement. But his trip to North Africa is unlikely to make much headway amid growing differences between the two rivals. Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

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    Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the Maghreb region of North and West Africa. About 20% of the territory is controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, while the remaining 80% of the territory is occupied and administered by neighboring Morocco.

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