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2015-01-30 Voter Registration Deadline Extended in Morocco
[Magharebia]Oual in Casablanca -Morocco's extension of the voter registration deadline is a godsend for political parties.

2015-01-30 Saharawi Prisoner Dies in Jail
[SPS]El Aaiun -Saharawi prisoner, Abdelbagi Aliyen Antahah, on Monday died of torture inside the Moroccan Black Prison, said the Saharawi ministry of occupied territories, diaspora and rural areas.

2015-01-29 Rights Backsliding Outpaces Reforms
[HRW]Rabat -There were few tangible improvements in human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara during 2014, either in law or in practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.

2015-01-30 Letter Rogatory Issued After Arresting Algerian National in Morocco for 'Terrorism'
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Justice Minister Tayeb Louh announced Thursday in Algiers that a letter rogatory was issued to the Moroccan judicial authorities concerning the arrest of an Algerian national on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization.

2015-01-28 Saharawi Political Prisoner Dies in Jail
[SPS]El Aaiun -The Saharawi political prisoner, Abdelbagi Aliyen Antahah, on Monday died of torture inside the Moroccan Black Prison, said the Saharawi ministry of occupied territories, diaspora and rural areas.

2015-01-29 EU Considers Western Sahara As Non-Self-Governing Territory
[Algerie Presse Service]Brussels -The European Union, through its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, considers Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory and the Kingdom of Morocco as the de facto administering power.

2015-01-29 AU Executive Council Adopts ACHPR's Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Addis Ababa -The Executive Council of the African Union on Wednesday adopted, at the end of its 26th ordinary session, the report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), about the of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

2015-01-29 HM the King to Chair On Friday Religious Ceremony On Anniversary of Passing Away of HM Hassan II
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI , Commander of the faithful (Amir Al-Mouminine), will chair on Friday evening at the Mohammed V mausoleum in Rabat a religious ceremony to mark the 16th anniversary of the passing away of HM Hassan II, May God Bless his soul, announces the ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery.

2015-01-29 New Communal Graves Discovered in Western Sahara
[SPS]Algiers -Bodies of six missing Saharawis were exhumed from three new communal graves, discovered recently by Spanish experts in the region of Smara near Amgala, said Wednesday President of the Association of Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) Abdesslam Omar.

2015-01-29 Young Moroccans Lack Interest in Local Affairs
[Magharebia]Casablanca -As Morocco prepares for local government elections, apathy among young voters is a big concern.

2015-01-29 HM the King Offers Condolences to Greek President Over Jet Fighter Crash in Spain That Killed Two Greek Pilots
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to Greek president Karolos Papoulias over the crash of a jet fighter in Spain, claiming the lives of several victims including two Greek pilots.

2015-01-29 HM the King Offers Condolences to French President Over Greek Jet Fighter Crash in Spain
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to French president Fran├žois Hollande over the crash of a Greek jet fighter in the Albacete military base in Spain, killing several victims including French nationals.

2015-01-28 Danish Red-Green Alliance 'Firmly' Supports Saharawi People's Right to Self-Determination and Independence
[SPS]Copenhagen -The Danish Red-Green Alliance Party has expressed "firm support" to the right of the Saharawi people to Self-determination and independence, said Tuesday MP Christian Juhl in a meeting with Mr. Abba Malainin, POLISARIO Representative to Denmark.

2015-01-28 Moroccan Princess Felicitates First Lady
[Daily Observer]Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Salma, Kingdom of Morocco, has sent a congratulatory message to the First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia, Her Excellency Madam Zineb Yahya Jammeh and the First Family on the blessed occasion of the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

2015-01-28 Western Sahara - Algeria, Niamey Reaffirm Support to UN Efforts for Mutually Acceptable Peaceful Solution
[Algerie Presse Service]Algiers -Algeria and Niger reaffirm, in a joint statement issued on Tuesday at the end of the state visit of Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, their support to the efforts of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reach a mutually acceptable peaceful solution to the Western Sahara conflict."

2015-01-27 Minister of Foreign Affairs - Moroccan Plans to Involve Other Actors Must Be Condemned and Boycotted (full Letter)
[SPS]Birlehlu (liberated Territories) -Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek confirmed Saturday "the plans of the Moroccan occupying State that aim to involve actors from around the world, including African entities, in our country must be strongly condemned and boycotted because they violate the Charter and the resolutions of the African Union and the United Nations, in a letter to Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

2015-01-28 Humanitarian Aid to Sahrawi Refugees - SRC Warns Against Attempts to Discourage Donors
[SPS]Algiers -President of the Saharawi Red Crescent (CRS), Yahia Buhobeini, warned Tuesday the international community against attempts to discourage donors in granting the aid to Sahrawi refugees after the recent release of an EU report on humanitarian aid from 2007.

2015-01-28 ESCR Committee Called to Hold Morocco to Account for Violating Saharawis' Rights - RFK
[SPS]Washington -Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has called upon the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which prepares to, to hold Morocco to account for violating the rights the people of the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara.

2015-01-28 Polisario Front Urges Security Council to Stop Oil Drilling Off Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service]BIR LAHLU (liberated Sahrawi territories)- Saharawi President and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz reiterated its call upon the United Nations Security Council to stop the oil prospection activities carried out by the American company Kosmos Energy off Western Sahara, said Tuesday the Saharawi news agency SPS.

2015-01-27 Western Sahara, Core Issue On AU Agenda - Zimbabwe Foreign Minister
[SPS]Addis Ababa -Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, on Monday underlined that Western Sahara remains "core issue" on agenda of the African Union (AU) and a "big responsibility" on its shoulders.

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