Despite their history as allies under French colonial rule, Morocco and Algeria have been embroiled in serious territory disputes. So, what happened? Why do Morocco and Algeria hate each other?
“The Algerian civil war that began in 1992 has gained notoriety for several reasons. “
Western Sahara Profile
“A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front.”
2015 UNHCR country operations profile – Algeria
“The absence of a national asylum law and functioning body to adjudicate asylum requests in Algeria prompts UNHCR to carry out refugee status determination.”
Algeria and Morocco: Open that Border
“Moroccans call the vast and arid region along their border with Algeria ‘the Oriental’.”
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