MoroccoMay 2012 | Risk Summary
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Morocco's government has announced that it no longer has confidence in Christopher Ross, the UN envoy for Western Sahara, claiming that his work in the disputed region is 'unbalanced and biased'. The statement comes after months of escalating tensions between the UN and the government over the status of the region, which Morocco has occupied since 1975. Ross has been heavily critical of the Moroccan government since his appointment in 2009, accusing Rabat of spying on his team.