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2016-05-05 UN Must Expedite Right to Self-Determination of Sahrawi People - Chairperson
[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Siphosezwe Masango, has called on the United Nations (UN) to urgently enforce the referendum that will allow the people of Western Sahara to decide on the type of government they preferred.

2016-05-04 SAP Africa Announces Morocco Expansion
[CAJ News] SAP Africa, the software company, has officially opened its new office in Morocco as part of its expansion into the continent.

2016-05-03 Algeria Welcomes UN's Commitment for Settlement Based On Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria welcomed Saturday the United Nations "renewed" commitment for a fair, lasting and mutually acceptable political settlement, enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination, said Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.

2016-05-03 Security in the Sahara Not a Shell Game
[Moroccan American Center] Threat not Overstated; Remedies Require "Losing Old Paradigms"

2016-04-30 UN Votes to Extend Mandate in Western Sahara
[Deutsche Welle] In a split vote, the United Nations Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara for a year. It has also demanded its staff, expelled by Morocco last month, be allowed to return.

2016-04-29 UN to Vote On Western Sahara Mandate
[Deutsche Welle] The UN Security Council is to vote on renewing a 25-year-old mission in Western Sahara, which recently plunged into crisis over remarks made by the Secretary General. Council members are divided.

2016-04-28 Add Rights Monitoring to UN Mission's Western Sahara Role - Rights Groups
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara should be given an added mandate to monitor human rights, rights groups said, days before a U.N. vote on the mission's renewal.

2016-04-26 Morocco Walks Out of Addis Meeting Over W Sahara
[ISS] No issue divides the member states of the African Union (AU) like the dispute over Western Sahara. Also known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), this partially recognised state is a member of the AU, represented by its government in exile.

2016-04-27 Angola Promotes Arria Formula Meeting On Western Sahara
[ANGOP] New York -The UN Security Council is holding an informal meeting Tuesday on Arria Formula to address the Western Sahara issue, under the initiative of Angola.

2016-04-27 Alternative Media - Morocco
[Al Jazeera] In our report we mentioned the French language news site, Le Desk, launched by Ali Amar, and some of the stories it has broken. Le Desk has also been running an ongoing investigation into government internet surveillance of Moroccan citizens. Aside from subscriptions, Le Desk says it has financial backing to the tune of $750,000 from various investors who have collaborated with Amar on his media ventures.

2016-04-26 History Maker Mahrez Wins Top English Award
[CAF] Algeria and Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez crowned a wonderful weekend when he was voted Player of the Year by fellow English Premier League professionals.

2016-04-26 Western Sahara - Minurso's Mandate Must Be Extended to Human Rights - Euromed Rights
[Algerie Presse Service] Copenhagen -The President of the Euro-Mediteranean network of Human Rights (EuroMed Rights), Michel Tubiana called on, in a letter addressed to the Member States of the United Nations Security Council, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and to extend this mission to include a review of the human rights situation.

2016-04-25 The Best Intentions Do Not Always Make Great Policy
[Moroccan American Center] To Fix Its Middle East Policy, US Must Support Assets while Confronting Challenges

2016-04-25 Late Winner Hands Morocco African Title
[CAF] Morocco were crowned African champions for the first time after beating Egypt 3-2 in the final on Sunday at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannersburg.

2016-04-25 Morocco First to Qualify for Colombia
[CAF] Morocco became the first team to qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 after a 4-1 win over Mozambique in their semi-final clash on Friday at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena, Johannesburg.

2016-04-20 UN Warns of 'Full Scale War' if Mission not Restored
[VOA] U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Security Council to restore the full peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, warning of full-scale war if the mandate is not renewed.

2016-04-21 SC Villa Slim Win Against FUS Rabat Not Enough
[Observer] SC Villa have exited the Caf Orange Confederations Cup despite beating visiting FUS Rabat 1-0. Villa bowed out of the competition 7-1 on aggregate having lost the first leg 7-0 in Rabat against the Moroccan side.

2016-04-21 Villa Looking to Save Face Against Rabat
[Monitor] Kampala -After suffering a 7-0 first leg humiliation, even the most optimistic of SC Villa fans know their team will be playing for pride when they take to the Namboole Stadium turf against Fus Rabat.

2016-04-21 Egypt Joins Morocco in Semis, Libya Out
[CAF] Egypt snatched the final semi-final spot after a 3-2 win over Morocco in their ultimate Group B match on Wednesday at the Ellis Park Indoor Arena in Johannesburg whilst Libya crashed out despite a 4-2 win over Angola.

2016-04-20 UN Chief Slams Morocco in Latest Report On Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] NEW YORK -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has severely criticized Morocco for its practices and statements against him, in his latest report on Western Sahara sent Monday to the Security Council, covering the situation on the ground and the progress made in the negotiation process to resolve the conflict.

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