Western Sahara - Algeria, Kenya Reaffirm Support for UN Efforts
[Algerie Presse Service]Algeria -Algeria and Kenya reaffirmed their support for the efforts of United Nation to reach a political solution, which provides for the self-determination of the People of Western Sahara, stressed a joint communiquÃ© released Thursday after President Kenyatta's state visit to Algeria at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
UN Agencies in Algeria Urge Continued Food Assistance to Refugees From Western Sahara
[WFP]"Sahrawi refugees live in a desert area near the town of Tindouf, where living conditions are extremely harsh and they remain heavily dependent on external humanitarian assistance to survive," said WFP deputy country director in Algeria Francesca Caponera. "A halt in WFP food assistance would have a severe impact on the food security and nutritional status of the refugees and may also have unpredictable consequences on the stability of the area."
Pan-African Parliament to Boycott Crans Montana Forum Scheduled in Occupied City of Dakhla
[Algerie Presse Service]The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) declined the invitation to participate in the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South cooperation, scheduled for next March in the occupied city of Dakhla (Western Sahara).
EU Will Not Participate in Crans Montana Forum, Confirms Juncker
[SPS]Brussels -The President of the European Union (EU), Mr. Jean Claude Juncker, on Monday indicated that the EU is not going to take part at the Crans Montana Forum, expected to be organized in the occupied city of Dajla next March.
Saharawi Government Calls for Urgent Investigation Into Moroccan Human Rights Abuses
[SPS]Algiers -The Saharawi Government has called on the international community, notably the UN, to open "an urgent investigation" into Morocco's violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, said Monday Ambassador in Algeria Mr. Brahim Ghali.
UK Not Planning to Send Representative to Crans Montana Forum, Says Ellwood
[SPS]London -The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr. Tobias Ellwood, on Monday said his country (UK) does not plan to send a representative to the Crans Montana Forum, to be held in the occupied city of Dajla next March.
U.S. Supports UN Efforts in Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -The U.S. Ambassador in Algiers, Ms. Joan Polaschik, reiterated Sunday her country's support to the efforts of the United Nations (UN) to reach a peaceful and durable solution accepted by both parties to the conflict of Western Sahara.
European Parliament's Western Sahara Intergroup Installed
[Algerie Presse Service]Brussels -A parliamentary group called "Intergroup Peace in Western Sahara", made of 119 MEPs representing a wide range of political movements and groups was set up Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Culture of Morocco Increasingly Highlighted in Washington, DC - Jean Abinader
[Moroccan American Center]Matic -Beginning at the City Club in Washington, DC in January, through the opening of Morocco Premier Events at the Dulles Design Center in Sterling, Virginia, to the announcement of a fabulous Moroccan fashion show and gala dinner at the downtown Ritz-Carlton, Moroccan-Americans are making a statement about America's longest, yet in many ways less known, friend in the Middle East and North Africa.
Saharawi Civil Society Starts Campaign Against Morocco's Plunder of Natural Resources
[SPS]Smara -Saharawi civil society organizations on Monday announced the start of a national campaign in protest of Saharawi natural resources' plunder by the Moroccan occupying state and some foreign companies.
UN Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Received By Algerian Premier
[SPS]Algiers -UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, on Sunday received in Algiers by Algeria Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister's office announced.
French President Asked to Respect Human Rights in Western Sahara (letter)
[SPS]Paris -The Platform for Solidarity with the Saharawi People in France has asked French President Francois Hollande to support the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination, which can only be realized through a referendum consistent with the values of the French Republic and international law.
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation With Morocco
[IMF]On February 6, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2014 Article IV consultation.1
Moroccan Economy on the Right Track
[IMF]The Moroccan economy is faring better due to significant progress in implementing economic reforms, but the country should sustain efforts to maintain gains and achieve higher and inclusive growth, the IMF said in its latest annual assessment of the economy and first review of the liquidity line that Morocco obtained from the global lender in 2014.
Transcript of a Conference Call On the Article Iv Consultation With Morocco and First Review of the Precautionary Liquidity Line (pll)
HM King Mohammed Vi Offers Condolences to Family of Late Mohamed El Gourch
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI has sent a message of condolences and sympathy to the family of late Mohamed El Gourch, Morocco's Cycling Legend Mohamed.
Sellal Receives Christopher Ross
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received Sunday in Algiers Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara Christopher Ross, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of a tour in the region, Prime Minister's office announced.
French Association Deplores Honoring of Moroccan Torturer in Paris
[SPS]Le Havre -The French association "tanks for the Saharawis" has expressed its resentment for the announcement made in the middle of this month by French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to give the Legion d'honneur to the head of Morocco's intelligence, Abdellatif Hammouchi, who faces lawsuits over torture against Moroccans and Saharawis.
Saharawi Delegation Attends 18th Meeting of Mine Risk Awareness in Geneva
[SPS]Geneva -At the invitation of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the Coordinator of the Saharawi Mine Action Coordination Office, Mr. Samu Ammu Dih, took part at the 18th International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and UN Advisors, convened from 16th to Friday 19th February 2015 in Geneva.
Algerian President Receives Christopher Ross
[SPS]Algiers -President of the People's Republic of Algeria, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, received Sunday in Algiers the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Mr. Christopher Ross, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of a tour in the region.