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2016-05-27 Chikoti - UN Must Put Sahrawi Issue Among Its Priorities
[Algerie Presse Service] Oslo -The Sahrawi issue must be among the priorities of the United Nations, Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chikoti, calling for the completion of the decolonization process in Africa.

2016-05-25 Sahrawi People Await Minurso Return to Mission
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The Sahrawi people await the return of MINURSO to the region to organize self-determination referendum, Mohamed El Amine, member of the National Secretariat of Polisario Front affirmed Tuesday in Algiers.

2016-05-21 What Referendum?
[Moroccan American Center] Since Ban Ki-moon uttered the word "referendum" during his March visit to Algeria and the Polisario, a number of seemingly agenda-driven "journalists," and others with a taste for stirring the pot to get their stuff sold to some media outlet or another, have tried to pretend that a referendum is actually a viable option being currently considered by the Security Council for resolving the territorial dispute in the Western Sahara.

2016-05-17 Polisario Front Hails AU's Position for Decolonization of Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] Shahid Al Hafed -The Polisario Front hailed the constant position of the African Union (AU) in favour of the decolonization of Western Sahara, last colony in African, said Monday the Sahrawi Press Agency, SPS.

2016-05-16 Belgium - Sahrawi Diaspora Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Polisario Front's Creation
[Algerie Presse Service] Anvers -the Sahrawi community in Belgium celebrated, Saturday, the 43rd anniversary of the creation of the Front Polisario (10 May 1973), and the triggering of the armed fight for the liberation of Western Sahara, ten days later.

2016-05-16 Algerial Medical Team in Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[Algerie Presse Service] Shahid El -HAFED (Sahrawi refugee camps)- An Algerian medical team on Monday has started providing consultations for Sahrawis refugees.

2016-05-13 Lara Lee's 'Life Is Waiting - Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara' Screened in Brussels
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The documentary "Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara" by Brazilian filmmaker Lara Lee was screened Thursday evening at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

2016-05-11 Weeklong Tribute to Sahrawi Political Prisoners in Brussels
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -A weeklong tribute to the Sahrawi political prisoners and their determination to struggle for right and justice is organized since Monday at the Université Libre de Bruxelles by the Belgian committee of support to the Sahrawi people.

2016-05-09 UK Government Reiterates Support to Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] London -The UK Parliament has called on the government to support the holding of a referendum in Western Sahara, and the UK government has reiterated its support to the right of Sahrawi people to self-determination, said Saturday a parliamentary source in London.

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.

2016-05-03 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 Humanitarian Caravan Sets Off From Oran to Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[Algerie Presse Service] Oran -A humanitarian caravan has set off Sunday from the port of Oran (431km west of Algiers) to the Sahrawi refugee camps, as part of the celebration of Labour Day, devoted this tear, by Algeria, to the Sahrawi cause.

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.

2016-04-30 Saharawi Ambassador Bids Farewell to Angolan Speaker
[ANGOP] Luanda -The National Assembly Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, talked Friday in Luanda, with the ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Malainine Sadik-Bachir, from whom he received farewell greetings.

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.

2016-04-27 Sahrawi Women to Get Behind the Wheel At New Driving School
[UNHCR] Tindouf, Algeria -When Mana Mustafa suddenly went into labor, getting to the hospital with her elder sister Ghalia was not a problem - a neighbor drove them. But getting home over the Sahara Desert to pick up some much-needed baby items was.

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.

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