Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point
On Air
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Tuesday, December 1, 1998 Published at 00:39 GMT


World: Africa

Polisario accepts Annan's W Saharan peace plan


The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, says the Polisario Front, which wants independence from Morocco for Western Sahara , has accepted his peace plan.

Mr Annan was speaking in Algeria where he held talks with Polisario leaders.

A BBC correspondent says Mr Annan was greeted by a brass band and thousands of cheering refugees, waving Saharawi flags.

Our correspondent sayshe promised that a long-delayed referendum on the territory's independence would take place by December next year.

In return, Polisario accepted that three tribes, who are loyal to Morocco, would be eligible to vote.

Mr Annan met Moroccan leaders in early November, but Rabat has yet to give a decision on his peace plan.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage |




Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia


In this section

Dam builders charged in bribery scandal

Burundi camps 'too dire' to help

Sudan power struggle denied

Animal airlift planned for Congo

Spy allegations bug South Africa

Senate leader's dismissal 'a good omen'

Tatchell calls for rights probe into Mugabe

Zimbabwe constitution: Just a bit of paper?

South African gays take centre stage

Nigeria's ruling party's convention

UN to return to Burundi

Bissau military hold fire

Nile basin agreement on water cooperation

Congo Brazzaville defends peace initiative

African Media Watch

Liberia names new army chief