In a rare public appearance following a long convalescence for COVID-19 earlier this year, Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali on Tuesday defended his movement’s decision in Nov. 2020 to call off the 1991 ceasefire, saying that fighting with Morocco will continue until the international community delivers on an unfulfilled promise of self-determination for the Sahrawi people. Africa News reports that, while hostilities have remained at a relatively small scale, Ghali, in a veiled reference to worsening relations between Morocco and Algeria in recent months, warned that the conflict could escalate and destabilize the Northern Africa region.