Western Sahara Main Index
Western Sahara Transnational Issues - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Disputes - international:
Morocco claims and administers Western Sahara, whose sovereignty remains unresolved - UN-administered cease-fire has remained in effect since September 1991 but attempts to hold a referendum have failed and parties thus far have rejected all brokered proposals; Polisario, Algeria and European supporters agree to latest US-brokered UN proposals for limited temporary autonomy for 4-5 years followed by a referendum on independence, but a final response from Morocco is pending; Mauritanian claims to Western Sahara have been dormant in recent years
NOTE: The information regarding Western Sahara on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Sahara Transnational Issues 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Sahara Transnational Issues 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.