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2014-04-24 France Vetoes Athlete Khalid Shah's Extradition to Norway
[RFI]France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children. A French court found that the row between Norway and Morocco over the affair meant he could not be guaranteed fair treatment if extradited.

2014-04-24 Ambassador Ubbi Bachraya Warns of New Rwanda Genocide in Western Sahara
[SPS]Abuja -The Sahrawi Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Ubbi Bacharaya Bachir have warned Tuesday of a new Rwanda genocide in Western Sahara, if the Security Council's Member States, especially France, do not allow for human rights monitoring being included in the MINURSO mandate.

2014-04-23 CTA Asks Government to Vote in Favour of Expanding Minurso Mandate for Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Buenos Aires -The Argentine Workers' Central Union (Spanish acronym; CTA) has urged the government of its country to vote in favour of expanding the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Saharawi territories.

2014-04-23 Morocco Details Youth Employment Strategy
[Magharebia]Casablanca -Morocco will launch a new job scheme by September.

2014-04-23 HM the King Sends Condolence Letter to Tunisian President Following Death of Habib Boularès
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a condolence letter to Tunisian President, Mohamed Mouncef Marzouki, following the death of former Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Habib Boularès.

2014-04-22 President of Republic Expresses Condemnation At Visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to Dakhla Occupied City
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has expressed condemnation at the visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to the occupied city of Dakhla and its exploitation by Morocco as propaganda in the official media to cover up the truth and legitimize its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, in a letter Sunday to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

2014-04-22 Brahim Ghali Dubs "Positive" Report Presented By Ban Ki-Moon Before Security Council
[SPS]Algiers -Ambassador of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Brahim Ghali dubbed Monday "positive" the report of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a Security Council meeting as he presented the Western Sahara issue as a "decolonization issue."

2014-04-23 CAF Satisfied With Morocco 2015 Preps
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have signed the Framework Agreement on the organization of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled for the country next year.

2014-04-22 International Community Called to Respond to Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara
[SPS]Bagnolet -Several international organizations, of which Human Rights Watch, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and 114 associations and trade unions from 22 countries have called upon the UN Secretary General and members of the Security Council to give "precise information" on the human rights violations committed by Morocco against Saharawi civilians as, said AFASPA in a statement obtained by SPS.

2014-04-21 President of Republic Expresses Condemnation At Visit of Ivorian Foreign Minister to Dakhla Occupied City
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has expressed condemnation at the visit of Ivorian Foreign Minister to the occupied city of Dakhla and its exploitation by Morocco as propaganda in the official media to cover up the truth and legitimize its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, in a letter Sunday to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.

2014-04-21 UN Security Council Holds Consultations On Situation in Western Sahara
[SPS]New York (United Nations) April 19, 2014 (SPS) - The UN Security Council held on Thursday consultations on the question of Western Sahara and its developments in the light of the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted April 10.

2014-04-21 HM the King Congratulates Mali's New President
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Mali's newly-elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

2014-04-21 HM the King Receives in Dakhla Interior and Security Minister of Cote d'Ivoire
[MAP]Dakhla -HM King Mohammed VI received this Friday at his residence in Dakhla state minister, minister of interior and security of Cote d'Ivoire, Hamed Bakayoko.

2014-04-21 Sufi Festival Inspires Young Moroccans
[Magharebia]Fes -The Fes Festival of Sufi Culture, which runs through Saturday (April 19th) in Morocco's spiritual capital, is more than just entertainment.

2014-04-22 Envoy Points to Gateway Between Civilizations
[Focac]Morocco has served as an important link to the West down the ages, yet most Chinese know very little about the country, and many even consider it backward, says China's Ambassador to Morocco, Sun Shuzhong.

2014-04-22 Life Under Occupation - Report of a Delegation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group On Western Sahara to Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Sahara is an officially recognised cross-party body of the UK parliament whose purpose is to promote issues of mutual concern between British MPs and Western Sahara. In the pursuit of this mandate, the Group had long wished to send a delegation to the Occupied Territory of Western Sahara to witness the human rights situation facing the Saharawi people living under Moroccan occupation and to report back to parliament on the prospects for the Saharawi people to ex

2014-04-21 Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance Organized in Occupied Territories
[SPS]El Aaiun -The National Union of Sahrawi Women organized the Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance, April 17-20, in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, with the participation of many women representing political social and cultural organizations, from different world continents.

2014-04-21 RFK Centre Condemns Morocco's Violent Repression Against Saharawis in El Aaiun
[SPS]Washignton -The president of the American nongovernmental organization "Robert F. Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights" (RFKennedy Centre), Kerry Kennedy, condemned Friday the violent repression perpetrated Tuesday by the Moroccan forces in El Aaiun against the Saharawis' peaceful protest for independence, leaving tens of protestors injured.

2014-04-21 115 NGOs Call for Extending Minurso's Mandate to Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Brussels -Some 115 organizations, including Sahrawi associations and international non-governmental organizations from 21 countries around the world have called for the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission Fore Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

2014-04-21 Algeria "Satisfied" With UN SG Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Algeria welcomes "with satisfaction" UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's report on Western Sahara, presented to the Security Council, said Monday the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

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