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Friday, November 13, 1998 Published at 11:35 GMT


World: Africa

UN Envoy meets Polisario Front leaders


The United Nations special envoy to Western Sahara, Charles Dunbar, has held talks with leaders of the Polisario Front in the Algerian border town of Tindouf.

Mr Dunbar is trying to seek the Front's approval of a plan aimed at resolving the twenty-three year-old dispute between Morocco and the Polisario Front over Western Sahara.

There were no details of the discussions.

A UN-sponsored referendum on whether the disputed region becomes independent or incorporated in Morocco is scheduled for December

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