Western Sahara profile

  • 11 July 2011
  • From the section Africa
Leader of Saharan republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz
Image caption Mohamed Abdelaziz

Although under the de facto administrative control of Morocco, the status and sovereignty of Western Sahara remain unresolved.

The Polisario Front proclaimed the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in 1976, with a government in exile headed by Mohamed Abdelaziz.