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2015-10-06 Slow Times in Casablanca
[Africa In Fact] A lack of reform is constraining trading on Africa's oldest bourse.

2015-10-06 Govt's Energy Strategy Attracts Global Attention
[Moroccan American Center] International Players Drawn by Government's Ambitious Program

2015-10-06 Peru - Copesa Calls for Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Sadr
[SPS] Lima (peru) -The Peruvian Council of Solidarity with the Saharawi people (COPESA - in Spanish) called on the Peruvian government to restore diplomatic relations with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), unjustly frozen in 1996, in a statement released Monday.

2015-10-06 At UN, King Challenges International Community to Support African Development - Jean R. Abinader
[Moroccan American Center] Matic -Too often, in the drama of high political tension at the opening of the UN General Assembly, the media focuses on the hot button news such as Russia versus the US on issues including Syria, Iran, and the Ukraine, that naturally drive the headlines. No less important are the substantive calls from regionally important players regarding needed advancements in human and social development.

2015-10-05 AU Commission Chairperson Reiterates Firm Position for Decolonization of Western Sahara
[SPS] Havana -The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has reaffirmed Africa's position remains constant and firm for the decolonization of Western Sahara, according to a statement of the SADR Embassy in Cuba.

2015-10-05 East Timor Expresses Concern About Non-Application of Right to Self-Determination of Saharawi People
[SPS] New York -Prime Minister in the government of East Timor Mr Rui Maria de Araujo expressed Thursday his country's concern against the deprivation of the Saharawi people of its legitimate rights, primarily the right to self-determination, during his address to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

2015-10-05 Angola Urges UN to Accelerate Decolonization of Last Colony in Africa
[SPS] New York -The Republic of Angola on Thursday urged the United Nations to accelerate the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, to enable the Saharawi people TO exercise its right to self-determination and independence, stressed the Vice President of Angola, Domingos Vicente, in his address to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

2015-10-05 Iceland Calls On International Community to Focus On Question of Western Sahara
[SPS] New York -The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Mr. Gunnar Svensson Brasze, has called on the international community to focus on the question of Western Sahara so that it does not remain forgotten, during his address to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

2015-10-05 HRW Denounces Morocco's Activity Suspension Request
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Human Rights Watch (HRW), the non-governmental organization monitoring respect for human rights denounced the letter sent by the Moroccan authorities asking it to suspend activities in the Moroccan territory and in occupied Western Sahara in a statement received Saturday by APS.

2015-10-05 Polisario Front Delegation On Working Visit to Norway
[SPS] A delegation of the Polisario Front led by the Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO, M'Hamed Khaddad, accompanied by the Polisario Front representative in Norway, Dr. Limam Khalil, conducted Wednesday and Thursday a working visit in Norway, indicated a Sahrawi diplomatic source in Norway.

2015-10-05 Algeria Calls International Community to Organize Self-Determination Referendum for Sahrawi People
[SPS] New York -Algeria called on the international community to organize the self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people proposed by the United Nations and the African Union, indicated the Algerian Minister of Foreign, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, in his speech to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

2015-10-05 HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Meets in New York With Rwandan President
[MAP] New York -HRH Prince Moulay Rachid met, on Friday in New York, with Rwandan president Paul Kagame.

2015-10-05 Statement Regarding Human Rights Watch Activities in Morocco
[HRW] Tunis -Human Rights Watch issued the following statement on October 2, 2015, in response to a demand from the Moroccan government to suspend Human Rights Watch activities in the country:

2015-10-05 Iceland Calls On International Community to Take Interest in Western Sahara's Issue
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Foreign Affairs Minister of Iceland Gunnar Svensson Brasze called on the international community to take an interest in the issue of Western Sahara in order not to be forgotten, reported Sunday the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

2015-10-05 Fourteen Algerian Senior, Junior Wrestlers At Arab Championships in Morocco
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Fourteen Algerian junior and senior wrestlers will compete in the Arab Wrestling Championships, to take place in Morocco's Al Jadida from 2 to 9 October.

2015-10-05 HRH Princess Lalla Salma Chairs in Marrakech Gala Evening to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Lalla Salma Anti-Cancer Foundation
[MAP] Marrakech -HRH Princess Lalla Salma chaired, on Saturday in Marrakech, a gala evening "A donation for life" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the creation of Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment.

2015-10-02 From Millennium Goals to Sustainable Goals - Morocco's Commitment to Development Continues - Caitlin Dearing Scott
[Moroccan American Center] Last week, Morocco joined the 193-Member United Nations General Assembly in formally adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adding additional objectives to its longstanding commitment to promoting sustainable human development. The 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 goals and 169 targets to "wipe out poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change over the next 15 years," aims to build on the 2000 Millennium Development Goals aimed at improving access to education, gender equality, maternal

2015-10-02 Morocco Looks to Strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises - Jean R. Abinader
[Moroccan American Center] The US and Morocco, and indeed the entire MENA region and Africa, face a similar challenge - how to generate thousands of jobs without overtaxing government budgets. In the US, we have a relatively robust network of community colleges, skills training centers, and related institutions that focus on bringing skilled human resources to the market. Yet the US is also suffering from a deficit of people working in technology fields, the trades (carpentry, auto mechanics, plumbing, etc.) and producing college gr

2015-10-01 Saharawi Political Prisoner Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
[SPS] El Aaiun -Court of Moroccan occupation in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, has sentenced to four year in prison the Saharawi political prisoner, Salah Lebsir, according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.

2015-10-02 Let Us Not Forget Western Sahara
[New Era] Sadly the cause of self-determination and national independence for the people of Western Sahara is often forgotten.

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