n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Sahrawi independence sect teams with al-Qaeda - : North Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2014, Issue 01
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On 6 November 2013, the Moroccan King Sisi Mohammed VI delivered a speech whereby the leader accused "foes" of conducting a hostile foreign policy vis-à-vis Morocco. One day later, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellel warned that Algeria "did not want to teach any of its neighbours lessons". This heated exchange of words came one week after Morocco recalled its ambassador to Algeria following Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's demand that the United Nations (UN) send a human rights monitoring team to Western Sahara, where Bouteflika said that they were needed "more than ever". This diplomat spat underscored how the Western Sahara conflict has prolonged Algeria and Morocco's hostile relationship and undermined the prospects for political and economic unity across the Maghreb.

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