Latest Western Sahara News

Morocco compensates hundreds of rights victims from 1956-99

Aug. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has compensated hundreds of victims of human rights violations dating back more than six decades. Authorities say people considered eligible, and their families, over violations from 1956 to 1999 were handed a total of $9.1 million on Tuesday and Wednesday. Recipients of...

Moroccan king seeks government shake-up to calm frustrations

Jul. 30, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's king is calling for a government reshuffle, seeking "new blood" and saying the country's development policy isn't doing enough to meet citizens' needs. In a speech Monday night marking his 20 years on the throne, King Mohammed VI reproached the Islamist-led government and...