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2015-03-26 Human Rights in Western Sahara Must Be Within Minurso Mandate, Says Former UN Official
[SPS] Shaheed Elhafed -Former commander of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), General Kurt Mosgaard, affirmed that the supervision of the Human Rights in Western Sahara must be within the mandate of the MINURSO.

2015-03-27 International Campaign to Add Human Rights to Minurso Mandate
[SPS] The international campaign to get the UN Security Council to introduce human rights monitoring into the MINURSO mandate and take action to prevent the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources is growing.

2015-03-26 Embezzlement of European Union Aid to Sahrawi Refugees - Unfair Accusations, Says EU
[SPS] Brussels -European Union (EU) on Wednesday dubbed "unfair" accusations Morocco's allegations about misappropriation of its humanitarian aid to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf.

2015-03-26 Awserd Regional Council Requests UN Security Council to Include Human Rights Monitoring in Minurso Mandate
[SPS] Awserd (refugee Camps) -The Regional Council of the Wilaya of Awserd sent Tuesday a letter to the UN Security Council, demanding the expanding of the mandate of the MINURSO, which still the only UN mission in the world that do not include the human rights monitoring, following a sit-in organized by the national campaign against the plundering of our natural resources.

2015-03-26 Sahrawi Republic Takes Part in Workshop of African Experts On Finance and Structure Reforms
[SPS] Adwala (cameron) -The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) took part in the work of technical workshop of the African experts to discuss the work of the committees specialized in the field of financial and structural reforms, organized by the Commission of Human Resources management in the Adwala city, Cameron.

2015-03-26 WSF - Expanding International Solidarity Sphere With Sahrawi Cause, Main Focus of Sahrawi Participation
[Algerie Presse Service] Tunis -The Sahrawi delegation, participating in the 13th World Social Forum (WSF) which is being held in Tunis (from 24 to 28 March), is working to expand the sphere of the international solidarity with the Sahrawi cause, affirmed Wednesday the head of the Sahrawi delegation, Secretary General of the Sahrawi workers Mohamed Mohamed Cheikh Lahbib.

2015-03-25 Western Sahara - Christopher Ross Holds Working Session With Polisario Front Negotiators
[Algerie Presse Service] Personal Envoy of UN Secretary General for Western Sahara Christopher Ross Tuesday held a working meeting with the Polisario Front negotiators, the Sahrawi news agency (SPS) said.

2015-03-25 Christopher Ross Meets With Sahrawi Negotiating Delegation
[SPS] Shaheed Elhafed -The Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, held Tuesday a meeting with members of the Polisario Front negotiating delegation, at the official reception in Shaheed Elhafed, Sahrawi refugee camps.

2015-03-25 UN Secretary-General Personal Envoy Begins Visit in Saharawi Refugee Camps
[SPS] Shaheed Elhafed (refugee Camps) -The Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, begam Monday a working visit of three days in the Saharawi refugee camps with a view to prepare a new meeting of negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco.

2015-03-25 AWSA Urges Australia to Make Western Sahara Imports Illegal
[SPS] Melbourne -Following its international conference held 19 - 20 March in Melbourne on the natural resources of Western Sahara, the Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) called on the Federal Government to prohibit Australian company trade in Western Saharan resources from the occupied territory and to push the UN to force a breakthrough in the 40 year stalemate of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

2015-03-25 Ross Starts Three-Day Visit to Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[Algerie Presse Service] The United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross has started a three-day visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps, in order to prepare for a new round of negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco, said the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

2015-03-25 President of Republic Decorates Australian Supporter With 20 May Medal
[SPS] Melbourne (australia) -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, decorated Kate Lewis, vice president of the Australian Association of solidarity with the Saharawi people (AWSA) with the 20 May Medal for supporting the people of Western Sahara.

2015-03-25 Saharawi Political Prisoner Ahmed S'bai Starts Unlimited Hunger Strike
[SPS] Salé -Saharawi political prisoner Ahmed S'bai started Monday unlimited hunger strike to protest against the miserable conditions and mistreatment of the administration in Salé jail 1, according to Sahrawi human rights source.

2015-03-25 Italian Democratic Party Reaffirms Support to Sahrawi People Self-Determination
[SPS] Roma -Mr. Luciano Fique, in charge of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Italian Democratic Party, reaffirmed Monday the support of his party to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

2015-03-25 Special Envoy of President of Republic Delivers Message to Angolan President
[SPS] Luanda -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek,was received Monday in Luanda by Minister of State and head of Civilian House, Mr. Carlos Maria da Silva Feijó, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebello Chicoty.

2015-03-25 International Conference in Melbourne Considers Pillage of Saharawi Natural Resources 'Violation of International Law'
[SPS] Melbourne (australia) -The participants in the international conference held 19 - 20 March, in Melbourne on the natural resources of Western Sahara, considered Saturday the exploitation of Saharawi natural resources by Morocco and international companies "flagrant violation of international law."

2015-03-24 International Community Should Put Pressure On Moroccan Government to Save Peace Process
[SPS] Jubljna -The Polisario Front representative in Slovenia, Ghada Maalainin, called on the international community to exert political and economic pressure on the Moroccan government to save the peace process in Western Sahar,a during a conference Friday in collaboration with the Slovenian Institute for Studies on Western Sahara at the Ethnographic Museum in Slovenia.

2015-03-23 Foreign Ministry Represents President of Republic At Inauguration of Namibia New President
[SPS] Windhoek -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek,represented Saturday the President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz, at the inauguration of the new President of the Republic of Namibia, Mr Hague Geingob.

2015-03-23 Namibia Reiterates Support to Sahrawi People Right to Self-Determination and Independence
[SPS] Accra (ghana) -The Ambassador of Namibia in Ghana, Mr. Charles Josob, reaffirmed the support of his government, to "the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, and appealed to the international community to conclude the process of decolonization of Western Sahara as soon as possible, the last colony in Africa ".

2015-03-23 U.S Delegation Starts Visit in Saharawi Refugee Camps
[SPS] Shaheed Elhafed -A delegation of the United States of America began Saturday a working visit to the Saharawi refugee camps, where they will meet with Sahrawi authorities and visit the institutions of the Saharawi people.

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