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2015-07-29 HM the King to Chair in Rabat Throne Day Celebration Ceremonies
[MAP] Rabat -On the occasion of the throne day, HM King Mohammed VI, will chair on Thursday at the Royal Palace of Rabat a banquet, a release of the Ministry of Royal household, protocol and chancellery announced, adding that the throne day speech will be broadcast on the same day on the Moroccan radio and television channels starting at 1.00 pm.

2015-07-30 Translation Please - What Does This Gibberish Mean?
[Moroccan American Center] A colleague dropped by my office yesterday and said, "This looks like something for you; it's just gibberish to me," handing me the latest review by the IMF Executive Board of Morocco's second PLL Arrangement and its final assessment of the first PLL. Yes, it certainly did sound incomprehensible to those of us uninitiated into the vocabulary of financial instruments related to government fiscal behavior (have I lost you ye

2015-07-29 Plans Moving Ahead for Third U.S.-Morocco Trade & Investment Forum
[Moroccan American Center] Coca-Cola to Host Event at its Atlanta Headquarters

2015-07-28 Australian Labor Party Asks UN to Conduct Prompt Referendum in Western Sahara
[SPS] Melbourne -The Labor Party of Australia has called on the United Nations (UN) to proceed with the referendum in Western Sahara without further delay, voicing strong support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

2015-07-28 Zimbabwe for Organization of Western Sahara Referendum As Soon As Possible
[SPS] Harare -The Director for Africa, Asia and the Pacific at Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mr. Jonathan Wutawunashe, called Monday for the need to organize the referendum on self-determination for the Saharawi people as soon as possible.

2015-07-28 Country Gets Creative to Battle Corruption - Caitlin Dearing Scott
[Moroccan American Center] In March 2007, Morocco established l'Instance Centrale de Prevention de la Corruption (The Central Authority for Corruption Prevention, or ICPC) with the tasks of advising government bodies on corruption-preventing policy, monitoring and reporting cases of corruption to the appropriate authorities, and raising awareness of corruption among the public. The creation of the ICPC is just one of the ways Morocco has worked to address corruption in the

2015-07-27 Moroccan King Must Allow Ali Lmrabet to Practice Journalism
[CPJ] The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined 161 organizations, writers, journalists, human rights defenders, lawyers, and politicians in calling on the king of Morocco to stop the administrative harassment of Ali Lmrabet. The satirical journalist has been on hunger strike outside the U.N.'s Geneva offices since June 24, according to news reports.

2015-07-27 Moroccan Police Arrests Young Sahrawis
[SPS] Dakhla -Moroccan police patrols launched Saturday evening in the occupied city of Dakhla an arrest campaign, according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

2015-07-28 Training and Strengthening Politically Scientifically Sahrawi Executives Is Summer University Aim - Sahrawi Official
[SPS] Boumerdes -Minister of Transport, Mr. Babia Shiaa stressed during the works of Summer University that "the aim of the university is to train and strengthen Sahrawi executives in the field of policy and media."

2015-07-28 Inter-Maghreb Peace, Security and Cooperation Jeopardized By Morocco's Destructive Policy
[Algerie Presse Service] Boumerdes -Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar underlined Saturday, in Boumerdes, that peace, security and cooperation between the Maghreb countries are jeopardized by Morocco's destructive policy.

2015-07-27 Letter to Moroccan King About Journalist On Hunger Strike
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Spanish section have co-signed a letter to Morocco's King Mohammed VI calling on his government to issue identity papers to Ali Lmrabet, a Moroccan journalist who has been on hunger strike outside the UN offices in Geneva since 24 June in protest against his being "deprived of his national identity."

2015-07-27 Inter-Maghreb Peace, Security and Cooperation Jeopardized By Morocco's Destructive Policy
[SPS] Boumerdes -Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar underlined Saturday, in Boumerdes, that peace, security and cooperation between the Maghreb countries are jeopardized by Morocco's destructive policy.

2015-07-28 France Indirectly Exploits Western Sahara Wealth Through Morocco
[SPS] Algiers -"France indirectly exploits Western Sahara wealth through Morocco," said the president of the Summer University in Algeria, Mohamed Lamine Ahmed in response to a question on France's interest to support Moroccan State against the Saharawi cause.

2015-07-27 Hilal Deny Moghreb Tetouan Maiden Win
[CAF] Sudanese giants, El Hilal snatched a vital 1-1 draw against Moghreb Tetouane in their Group A Day 3 clash on Sunday in Tetouan, northern part of Morocco.

2015-07-27 Sahrawi Students Union Delegation Takes Part in Mediterranean Students Forum
[SPS] A delegation of Sahrawi Students Union (UESARIO) took part Saturday in the works of the second edition of the Mediterranean students Forum, which will continue until July 30, in the Italian town of Gallipoli under the theme "let's give chance to peace," at the invitation of Italian Students Federation.

2015-07-27 AU Reiterates Support for Just Struggle of Saharawi People
[SPS] Boumerdes -The new Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Algeria and the Saharawi Republic, Mr. Edwin J. Mendaza, which his country holds the rotating presidency of the African Union, reiterated Saturday the support of his country for the just struggle of the Saharawi people for liberation and independence during his address to the sixth edition of the summer university of Sahrawi executives.

2015-07-27 HM the King Offers Condolences to Family of Mohamed Larbi Messari
[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolences and sympathy to the family of late Mohamed Larbi Messari, who passed away Saturday in Rabat.

2015-07-27 11th Festival of Amazigh Culture Is Symbol of New Era - Jordana Merran
[Moroccan American Center] Now in its 11th year, the Fez Festival of Amazigh Culture--which opens today and continues through the weekend-- can hardly be called a novelty. Yet it continues to represent a new era of cultural and political reform that Morocco has undergone in just the past decade and a half.

2015-07-26 Kerry Kennedy Reveals Gross Human Rights Violations in Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS] London -The President of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Ms. Kerry Kennedy, has published an article on the Guardian highlighting large-scale Moroccan human rights violations against the Saharawi people, focusing in particular on the case of Mohamed Lamine Haidala, who was assassinated by Moroccan settlers.

2015-07-26 SADR Embassy in Nigeria Participates in Celebrations of Africa and Nelson Mandela Days
[SPS] The Embassy of the Sahrawi Republic (SADR) in Nigeria took part Friday in a large African cultural evening hosted by Abuja Hilton, alongside embassies representing more than 40 African countries, to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Africa Day and the Nelson Mandela International Day.

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