More than 80 civilian members of a UN mission have left Western Sahara as the Moroccan government ordered them to leave, due to an ongoing dispute with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Western Sahara, was annexed by Morocco from Spain in 1975. Since then there is an ongoing territorial dispute between Morocco and its indigenous Saharawi people, led by the Polisario Front. The two sides were at war since 1991 when a UN-brokered truce was reached and the Moroccan authorities promised to de...


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