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2015-07-04 Organised Crime, By Any Other Name ...
[ISS] Recently, world football was given a massive shake-up as the FIFA scandal unfolded.

2015-07-03 Sahrawi Association of Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights Committed By the Moroccan State Declares Its Solidarity With the Journalist Ali Lmrabet (statement)
[SPS] El Aaiun (The occupied territories) June 30, 2015 (SPS) - Sahrawi Association of Victims of gross violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan State, has declared its full solidarity with the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet, in a statement issued by it on Monday, a copy of it reached SPS.

2015-07-03 HM the King, Commander of the Faithful, Performs Friday Prayer At Assafa Mosque in Casablanca
[MAP] Casablanca -HM King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, performed the Friday prayer at the Assafa mosque in Casablanca.

2015-07-03 HM the King Launches Support Program for Micro-Projects and Self-Employment for Former Inmates - Ramadan 2015
[MAP] Casablanca -HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, launched on Friday in Casablanca the Ramadan 2015 micro-projects and self-employment program for former inmates, an initiative that mirrors Royal support to the social and professional integration of this social category.

2015-07-03 Ramadan Iftar in Washington, DC Brings Together Diverse Communities
[Moroccan American Center] It is quite interesting to see how the observance of Ramadan and its practices has evolved in the US since I first began interacting with Muslim communities in the late 60s.

2015-07-03 The Wall of Shame Has Negative Economic, Environmental, Political and Social Consequences
[SPS] The wall has negative economic, environmental, political and social consequences, said Bucharaya Beyún, Polisario Front representative in Spain.

2015-07-01 Morocco Seeks Partner for Another Onshore Controversy - wsrw
[SPS] WSRW warns industry to not fall into a new trap of Lemsid onshore, located in its entirety in the territory that Morocco is illegally occupying, south of the capital city of Western Sahara, El Aaiún.

2015-07-01 52 Years Since OAU Founding, Africa Still Colonized
[Fahamu] The fate of Western Sahara, under brutal occupation by Morocco and whose resources are plundered by this colonial power working in cahoots with Western and even some African governments, remains a big shame in Africa's quest for total liberation and unity. Africa is not free as long as the Saharawi people remain under colonialism.

2015-07-01 Sahrawi Association of Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights Committed By the Moroccan State Declares Its Solidarity With the Journalist Ali Lmrabet - Statement
[SPS] El Aaiun(The occupied territories) June 30, 2015 (SPS) - Sahrawi Association of Victims of gross violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan State, has declared its full solidarity with the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet, in a statement issued by it on Monday, a copy of it reached SPS.

2015-07-02 Anders Kompass and Ban Ki-Moon's Plans for Western Sahara
[SPS] The UN official Anders Kompass helped aborting UN Secretary General's plans relating to give a role to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to report on the situation of human rights in Western Sahara, according to a confidential letter sent by former Ambassador of Morocco in Geneva, Omar Hilale.

2015-07-02 Numerous Sahrawi Organizations Declares Its Solidarity With the Journalist Ali Lmrabet
[SPS] Chahid Hafid -Several Sahrawi coordination and organizations declared its solidarity with the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet, who is in a battle of empty intestine, in protest against harassment by Moroccan authorities.

2015-07-02 Mounting Concerns Regarding the Links Between Moroccan Drug Barons and Narco-Jihadists Linked to Aqmi and Mujao
[SPS] Abu Dhabi -There are mounting concerns regarding the links between Moroccan drug barons and narco-jihadists linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, wrote yesterday Dr Abdelkader Cheref, professor at the State University of New York at Potsdam on the pages of Abu Dhabi's daily The National.

2015-07-02 Morocco Hails Beijing's Notion of Community of Common Destiny, Wants More Robust Cooperation: China Envoy
[Focac] Rabat -Morocco identifies with China's notion of community of common destiny, and is ready to boost cooperation with China in all areas, said Chinese envoy to the North African nation.

2015-07-01 Sahrawi Army Seizes Quantity of Drugs Near the Moroccan Wall of Shame
[SPS] Wall of Shame (liberated territories) July 01, 2015 (SPS) - A unit of Sahrawi Army captured on Monday an amount of drugs, two vehicles and mobile phones, and arrested a number of people, said on Wednesday a statement of the Ministry of National Defence.

2015-07-01 Moroccan Editor, Source Convicted in Defamation Case
[CPJ] New York -Moroccan journalist Hamid el-Mehdaoui was handed a four-month suspended prison sentence by a Casablanca court on Monday and ordered, along with a co-defendant named in the case, to pay a combined 100,000 Moroccan dirhams ($10,290) in damages for criminal defamation, according to the journalist's website and other news outlets.

2015-07-01 Morocco Flirts With French Extreme Right
[SPS] The Ambassador of Morocco in Brussels proposed to his ministry to continue its discreet contacts with National Front deputies in the European Parliament.

2015-06-30 International Student Movement for the United Nations Expresses Its Serious Concern On the Ongoing Occupation of Western Sahara
[SPS] Geneva -the International Student Movement for the United Nations expressed on Monday its serious concern on the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, in an intervention on its behalf made by the President of the Sahrawi Association of Women in France, Ms. Laala Yahdih before the plenary session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations..

2015-07-01 AU Asks UN to Set Referendum Date in Western Sahara
[Fahamu] The African Union position on Western Sahara is getting stronger day after day, but it also reveals all the weaknesses of Africa when it comes to imposing its own decisions and positions on critical issues.

2015-07-01 Mounting Concerns Regarding the Links Between Moroccan Drug Barons and Narco-Jihadists Linked to Aqmi and Mujao
[SPS] Abu Dhabi, 30/06/2015 (SPS).- There are mounting concerns regarding the links between Moroccan drug barons and narco-jihadists linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa, wrote yesterday Dr Abdelkader Cheref, professor at the State University of New York at Potsdam on the pages of Abu Dhabi's daily The National.

2015-07-01 Event Brief - Carnegie Endowment Event Highlights Morocco's Role in African Development
[Moroccan American Center] King Mohammed VI's recent visits to Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, and Gabon, along with his numerous training initiatives for imams from the continent, have greatly bolstered Morocco's relations with its African neighbors, according to a June 24 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conference entitled, "The Fragile Sahel: Transnational Threats and Sustainable Solutions."

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