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2015-04-28 40 Years of Exile - Sahrawi Refugees Abandoned By the International Community
[Oxfam] The Western Sahara harbors one of the longest standing but yet unknown humanitarian disasters in recent history. Today, marking 40 years since the start, the UN Security Council is about to discuss the stalemate. Pressure inside the refugee camps is reaching its' limits, says development organization Oxfam in a new report.

2015-04-28 Salhi - We Can Qualify in Setif
[CAF] When three-time CAF Champions League winners Raja Club Athletic ran out against defending champions ES Setif in the home leg of their second qualifying round tie on 19 April, there was a real sense of belief in Casablanca's Stade Mohamed V. The mood at the interval was less upbeat, however, after the Algerian club scored on the stroke of half-time to edge in front. Yet all that changed five minutes after the restart, when Yassine Salhi levelled things up from a free-kick.

2015-04-28 Western Sahara - RF Kennedy Center Calls for Enlarging Minurso Mandate to Human Rights Monitoring
[Algerie Presse Service] NEW YORK (United Nations)- President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Kerry Kennedy, reiterated her call on the UN Security Council to enlarge the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), to the monitoring of human rights in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

2015-04-28 Western Sahara - UN Security Council Votes Tuesday On Draft Resolution Extending Minurso Mandate
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The United Nations Security Council will vote on Tuesday on a draft resolution which extends by one year the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

2015-04-28 British Court Hears Complaint Lodged By Wscuk On Products Originating in Western Sahara
[SPS] London -The British court heard Tuesday a complaint lodged by the Western Sahara Campaign in the United Kingdom (WSCUK) demanding a Judicial Review of Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom's treatment of products originating in Western Sahara being imported into the United Kingdom as Moroccan for the purposes of the EU - Morocco Association Agreement.

2015-04-28 African Socialist Youth Reiterates Its Support for Right of Saharawi People to Self-Determination
[SPS] Accra -The organization of the African Socialist Youth on Saturday reiterated the support for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence.

2015-04-28 Journalists Upbeat About FAAPA Training
[LINA] Journalists of the Federation Atlantic of African Press Agencies (FAAPA), who just attended journalism training in Morocco, have hailed FAAPA and the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) for the knowledge acquired from the training.

2015-04-27 Poetic Superman Dies in Morocco
[SudaNow] So read his passport: Name Mohammad Muftah Alfaitori. Occupation: Literary Writer. It is unprecedented in the history of Sudanese passports to write under occupation "literary writer".

2015-04-27 UN Forum in Morocco Agrees Draft Action Plan for Religious Leaders On Preventing Incitement to Violence
[UN News] A United Nations-backed forum today concluded in Fez, Morocco, having developed a plan of action aimed at preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes.

2015-04-27 SADR Permanent Representative to AU Leads Humanitarian Assessment Mission to Republic of South Sudan
[SPS] Juba -H.E. Mr Lamine BAALI, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to the African Union and Ethiopia has led the African Union humanitarian assessment mission delegation to the Republic of South Sudan.

2015-04-27 Western Sahara - Home of Human Rights Defender Aminatou Haidar Attacked
[SPS] On 14 April 2015, the home of human rights defender Aminatou Haidar was attacked by Moroccan police as she hosted United Nations representatives to discuss human rights abuses against the Sahrawi people.

2015-04-27 Ban's Latest Annual Report On Western Sahara Has Been Negotiated With Morocco (saharwi Diplomat)
[SPS] Ban's latest annual report on Western Sahara "has been negotiated with Morocco ┬╗, said on Thursday Ahmed Boukhari, Front Polisario's representative to the United Nations, reported Asspociated Press.

2015-04-24 In Morocco, UN-Backed Forum Highlights Role of Religious Leaders in Preventing Atrocities
[UN News] At a forum on the role of religious leaders in preventing incitement to violence and atrocities, which opened today in Fez, Morocco, a senior UN rights official stressed the importance of religious leaders worldwide in the prevention, mitigation and resolution of conflicts.

2015-04-23 Denmark Says Minurso Mandate Should Include Human Rights
[SPS] Copenhagen -The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, said his government's point of view is that MINURSO mandate should include human rights, voicing support to the UN significant efforts to find solution to the conflict of Western Sahara.

2015-04-23 New Namibian President Renews Solidarity With Saharawi People
[SPS] Wondhoek -The new president-elect of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, has reiterated solidarity with the people of Western Sahara and Palestine, stressing the need to ensure their freedom from oppression.

2015-04-22 The Strategy Behind Morocco's Recent Agreement With Nova Community College - Jordana Merran
[Moroccan American Center] When President Obama unveiled his community college tuition plan during his State of the Union address earlier this year, he drew a direct line between the community college system and workforce development. "Thanks to Vice President Biden's great work to update our job training system," he said, "We're connecting community colleges with local employers to train workers to fill high-paying jobs like coding, and nursing, and robotics."

2015-04-23 Angolan Linguist At Conference On Designing of Monolingual Dictionaries in Morocco
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan university lecturer and researcher Alexandre Chicuna made a bright presentation in the conference on the development of monolingual dictionaries, taking place since Wednesday in Rabat, capital of Morocco.

2015-04-23 Algeria, Rwanda Reiterate Support to Western Sahara People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Rwanda expressed Wednesday their support to United Nations' efforts to reach a just and lasting political settlement, based on Western Sahara people's "inalienable" right to self-determination through a "free, honest and impartial referendum."

2015-04-23 Algeria, Mexico for Self-Determination of Sahrawi People
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mexico reaffirmed their support for a "just" and "lasting" solution to the Sahrawi issue which will provide for the self-determination of the Saharawi people, said a joint statement released Wednesday after Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Jos├ę Antonio Meade Kuribre├▒a's working visit to Algeria.

2015-04-23 Polisario Front to Reconsider Cooperation With Minurso If It Abandons Goal of Its Mission, Says Khadad
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The Saharawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khaddad said that the Polisario Front will reconsider its cooperation with MINURSO in case it will not fill its primary mission of holding a free, fair and impartial referendum in Western Sahara.

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