The regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara remains one of the oldest conflicts in contemporary history due to the conflicting interests of the parties to the dispute and hostility to Morocco’s legitimate historical rights over its Sahara.
By Mohammed Benhamou
Despite the progress recorded in the past two decades in Africa, the continent remains weakened by the persistence of various intra-state crises and conflicts. Interregional interference, amplified by globalization, promotes the proliferation of new threats that further fuel violence and draw the region into a vicious circle.
Algeria has created from scratch the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, sponsored the creation of the polisario and provided it with political, diplomatic, financial and military support, to fulfil its geopolitical whims.
The remarks were made by French Lawyer Jerôme Besnard at a conference on Moroccan and Serbian experiences in the defense of territorial integrity and national sovereignty, held in Belgrade on Tuesday.