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2014-04-17 Family Visit Flights Resume in Western Sahara
[UNHCR]Following many months of suspension, family visit flights under the UNHCR's Confidence Building Measures programme resumed yesterday. People from Dakhla city in Western Sahara Territory and from the refugee camps in near Tindouf, Algeria were brought together with a total of 192 people taking part in the visits.

2014-04-17 AU Welcomes UN Secretary General's Report On Western Sahara
[SPS]Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed the report issued by the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara.

2014-04-17 President Deplores 'Violent Attack' Against Saharawis in Occupied El Aaiun
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz has deplored the "violent attack" carried out Tuesday evening by Moroccan repression forces against Saharawi citizens in the occupied city of El Aaiun, asking the UN to take "urgent steps" to protect the Saharawi people.

2014-04-17 Anti-Apartheid Fighter Andrew Mlangeni to Attend Fisahara 2014
[SPS]Madrid -The iconic anti-apartheid fighter Andrew Mlangeni, imprisoned with Nelson Mandela for 26 years, announced Wednesday that he will attend the 11th edition of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), to be held in the Wilaya of Dakhla from April 29th to May 04, informed the organizers.

2014-04-17 SPS Receives Appreciation Letter From St. Petersburg State University
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Sahara Press Service (SPS) has received a letter of congratulation and appreciation from the High School of Journalism and Mass Communication of Saint Petersburg State University.

2014-04-17 EU, Morocco Discuss Free Trade Pact
[Magharebia]Casablanca -In spite of the difficult world economic climate, negotiations between the EU and Morocco over co-operation are steadily making progress.

2014-04-17 Inauguration of Social Projects in Tetouan - HM the King Gives Strong Impulse to National Human Development Initiative Programs
[MAP]Tetouan -HM King Mohammed VI inaugurated on Wednesday a social compound in the Jbel Dersa neighborhood in Tetouan, and a center for the consolidation of women competence in Jamaa Mezouak neighborhood, two projects falling in line with the National Human Development Initiative (INDH).

2014-04-17 AU Calls for Renewed Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Conflict
[SPS]Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has called for renewing efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, welcoming the report of the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, issued on 10 April 2014.

2014-04-17 Craven Takes 5th Place At Tour Du Maroc
[New Era]Windhoek -Namibian professional cyclist Dan Craven managed to garner a not-so-disappointing overall 5th place finish at the highly competitive Tour du Maroc and as a result he maintained his lead on the International Cycling Union (UCI) Africa Rankings. The ten-stage tour was won by French rider, Julien Loubet, with the 2nd place going to Mouhssine Lahsaini from Morocco. Craven finished four minutes and four seconds behind the winner and was chosen second best African rider during the course of the tour. Craven had

2014-04-17 AU Calls for Renewed Efforts to Resolve the Conflict in Western Sahara
[SPS]Addis Ababa -The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, calls for renewing efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, welcoming the report issued by the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, on 10 April 2014.

2014-04-17 Craven Fifth At Tour Du Maroc
[Namibian]NAMIBIAN professional cyclist Dan Craven finished fifth overall in the Tour du Maroc and as a result is set to maintain his lead in the UCI Africa Ranking.

2014-04-16 Morocco Dismantles Syria Recruitment Cell
[Magharebia]Casablanca -The Moroccan security services just caught a terrorist cell that allegedly recruited and sent young jihadists to fight in Syria.

2014-04-16 HM the King Inaugurates Two New Medical, Social Projects in the Cities of Fnideq and Tetouan
[MAP]Tetouan -The Royal vision of a comprehensive and integrated human development has once more materialized with the inauguration on Tuesday by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of two new projects aimed at strengthening the quality of medical care and social services in the cities of Fnideq and Tetouan.

2014-04-16 HM the King Sends Condolence Letter to Chilean President Following Valparaiso Fire
[MAP]Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a condolence and sympathy letter to President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, following the massive fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso.

2014-04-16 Morocco Government Faces Calls for Action
[Magharebia]Rabat -For both Moroccan lawmakers and Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's government, this is the time of reckoning. They just reached the mid-point of their mandate.

2014-04-16 Saharawi Students Union Organizes 3rd Edition of Minurso Mandate
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) organized Monday the 3rd edition of the annual demonstration MINURSO MANDATE, aimed at calling on the Security Council to extend the UN mission in Western Sahara to include human rights and natural resources plunder's monitoring.

2014-04-16 Organizations Call for Human Rights Monitoring to Be Included in Minurso Mandate
[SPS]Brussels -In anticipation of the United Nations Security Council meeting on Western Sahara on 17th April, 115 organizations, of which Saharawi organizations and international ONGs, from 21 countries around the world have issued a joint letter calling on the UN Security Council to agree an expansion of the current MINURSO mandate to include the monitoring and protection of the human rights in Western Sahara.

2014-04-16 HRW Urges UNSC to Extend Minurso Mandate to Incorporate Human Rights Monitoring
[SPS]Washington -Human Rights Watch has urged the Security Council of the United Nations to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to incorporate human rights monitoring, welcoming the call made by Ban Ki-moon in his report on the situation in Western Sahara released April 10, 2014 for "sustained, independent and impartial monitoring of human rights.

2014-04-15 Algerian Candidates Differ On Morocco Question
[Magharebia]Algiers -Ahead of the April 17th presidential election in Algeria, the six candidates are divided about re-opening the land border with Morocco.

2014-04-15 Morocco Tackles Street Crime
[Magharebia]Rabat -Morocco this month began a new effort to boost local security. The move comes in response to the emergence of a new trend: pictures of armed robberies and assaults posted online by criminals.

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