Poor Harvests in Sahel Could Affect Food Security Again
[VOA]Dakar -The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says cereal harvests across much of Africa's Sahel region are expected to decline following late and erratic rains this year. The FAO warns that, as in past years, this could threaten food security in the region unless early intervention measures are taken.
African Leaders Urge the EP to Reject EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol
[SPS]Several voices have been raised to urge the European Parliament (EP) members to reject the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol.
Morocco, Spain Partner Against Terrorism
[Magharebia]Casablanca -Morocco and Spain on Sunday (December 1st) announced plans to create a joint police panel.
National Council Endorses Recommendations' Ground
[SPS]June 9th School (refugee Camps) -The Saharawi National Council (Parliament) approved Thursday a range of recommendations which will form the basis for discussion and dealing with the government's programme within the autumn session, underway since last week.
Saharawis - Poor People in a Rich Country
[SPS]The World Bank's report of 1974 expected Western Sahara to be one of the richest countries in the world because of its huge natural resources reserves and its small population. 40 years later, the Saharawi Natural Resource Watch (SNRW) presents the following report on the activities of the Moroccan authorities of occupation and their plunder of the Saharawi fishing resources in collaboration with a number of companies from third countries that do not recognise the Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara.
Morocco-EU Fisheries Agreement Will Amplify Plunder of Saharawi Wealth
[SPS]Algiers -The Saharawi Minister of Cooperation Mr. Brahim Mojtar urged the European Parliament not to vote for the fisheries agreement with Morocco, declaring that is the agreement is concluded, it will only "amplify" the looting of Sahrawi wealth to more than $ 4.5 billion per year.
Mozambique Will Intensify Efforts to Accelerate Decolonization of Western Sahara
[SPS]Maputo -The Speaker of the Mozambican Parliament, Ms. Veronica Macama, said Tuesday that her country "will intensify efforts at all levels to accelerate the decolonization process in Western Sahara," informed Saharawi embassy in Maputo.
HM the King Expresses Morocco's and Islamic Countries' Concern Over Agreement On Catholic Church's Heritage in Al Quds
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI, chairman of Al Quds committee, an arm of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, sent to His Holiness Pope Francis and UNSG Ban Ki-moon two letters in which he expressed "the deep concern we feel in the Kingdom of Morocco and in all Islamic countries concerning the upcoming signature between the state of Vatican and Israel of an amendment of the agreement signed in 1993 between the two parties on the heritage of the Catholic church in the occupied city of Al Quds."
Peace Corps Art Education Tour Fosters Moroccans' Creativity
[State Department]Washington -Peace Corps education volunteer Margaret Bridges of Brookfield, Wisconsin, recently coordinated a nine-day art education tour through southern Morocco to foster students' creativity and encourage artistic expression.
PAP Appeals to EP Not to Approve EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
[SPS]Midrand -The President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), H.E Hon. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, appealed to the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, not to approve the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol, because it violates international legitimacy and right of the Saharawis people to self-determination.
Morocco Justice Chief Calls for Vigilance Against Terror
[Magharebia]Rabat -Morocco must remain vigilant on the terrorism front, Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid said Tuesday (December 3rd) in Rabat.
International Community Should Force Morocco to Clear Mined Sahrawi Lands, Says Ould Salek
[SPS]Algiers -"The international community should assume its responsibilities and force Morocco to clear the Sahrawi lands of the million of mines planted since 1975, and which continue to leave victims among Sahrawi civilians," said Wednesday the Foreign Minister of Sahrawi Arab Democratic
Greenpeace Urges EP to Reject EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
[SPS]Amsterdam -Greenpeace has called on the European Parliament to reject the renewing of the EU fisheries with Morocco that includes the waters of occupied Saharawi territories, demanding that the EU stop exploiting the fishing grounds off the coast of Western Sahara, reported Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW).
President of Kenya's National Assembly Renews Support to Saharawi Cause
[SPS]Algiers -President of the National Assembly of Kenya, Justin Muturi, reaffirmed Monday in Algiers his country's support to the Saharawi people's right to self-determination in accordance with UN decisions.
Wilaya of Boujdour Hosts African Conference On Women's Role in Liberation Movements
[SPS]Boujdour -An African conference on women's role in the liberation movements will be held from 6th to 8th December in the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawis refugee camps, in the presence of delegations of several African states, said a statement of the Saharawis Women Union.
HM the King Meets in New York With Hillary Clinton
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI met, on Tuesday in New York, with Hillary Clinton, a statement by the royal office said.
Premier League - Chamakh Grabs Crystal Palace's Third Win of the Season
[Africa Top Sports]Crystal Place earned three additional points in Premier League with their Tuesday's 1-0 win over West Ham at Selhurst Park. In a match that was the first home game in charge for Coach Tony Pulis, the Eagles tried hard to overwhelm their capital rival and a renewed hope in their efforts to preserve their top flight status. The decisive moment in a hard-fought contest arrived three minutes before the interval when Barry Bannan swung over a cross from the right and Marouane Chamakh was left all alone six yard
HM the King Sends Condolence Letter to U.S. President Following Deadly NY Train Derailment
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a condolence letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, following the derailment of a train in the Bronx in New York, which killed 4 people and injured over 60 others.
Algerian, Tunisian and Sahrawi Civil Society Organizations Denounce Human Rights Violation in Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Representatives of civil society organizations of Algeria, Tunisia and Western Sahara have denounced Sunday in Algiers the human rights violations in the occupied Sahrawi territories and the Morocco's "illegal" exploitation of Sahrawi natural resources.
Two Million Letters, Tweets and Texts to Change Lives
[AI London]Write for Rights, one of Amnesty International's major global campaigns, will mobilize hundreds of thousands of people around the world in the aim of changing the lives of individuals at risk through the simple act of sending a letter.