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2017-01-14 Behind Morocco's New Tango With the African Union
[The Herald] Yohannes Woldemariam -Morocco is currently courting a number of African countries relentlessly, including Madagascar, Tanzania, Rwanda and others.

2017-01-13 Senegal 'Ready to Oust Jammeh'
[Observer] In the face of Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's intransigence to the voice of reason to accept defeat as per the December 1, 2016 election results, Senegal has reportedly put its army on standby, waiting to see whether the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) bloc, of which Senegal is a member, decides to use force to remove the dictator.

2017-01-09 'Unfathomable That Western Sahara Still Remains Colonized' - Zuma
[Algerie Presse Service] South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday dubbed it "unfathomable" that Western Sahara was still colonized by Morocco.

2017-01-06 Moroccan Forces Violently Crush Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun
[Algerie Presse Service] Al-Ayun -wThe Moroccan occupation forces violently crushed, Wednesday in Al-Ayun, a peaceful protest of the Sahrawi Coordination of Unemployed Graduates against the plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara, said the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

2017-01-05 SA, Western Sahara to Deepen Relations
[] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma will on Friday host his Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) counterpart, President Brahim Ghali who will be in South Africa on a working visit.

2017-01-04 South Africa to Host Sahrawi President
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma is set to host the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali, who is expected in the country on Friday for a working visit, the presidency has said in a statement.

2017-01-05 Independence of Western Sahara Is an Inalienable Right
[Daily Maverick] This week's working visit to South Africa by President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is significant as it comes at a critical time when we marked the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of the SADR, founded in 1976, and the continuing illegal occupation of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco. South Africa has maintained a principled position on the right to self-determination for the Saharawi people as enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Charter and the African Union (

2017-01-05 UK Government Reaffirms Support to Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] The British government has reaffirmed its support to the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination and to the efforts of the UN Secretary General for finding a just and lasting solution to the Sahrawi question, in compliance with the UN principles and objectives.

2017-01-02 Moroccan Forces Violently Crack Down On Protesters in Occupied Al-Ayun
[Algerie Presse Service] Al-AYUN (Occupied Saharawi Territories)- Moroccan occupation forces have violently repressed a peaceful Saharawi protest in al-Ayun, who were claiming Western Sahara people's right to self-determination and independence, a Saharawi judicial source said Sunday.

2016-12-28 Western Sahara - Cjeu Decision, "Word of Caution to the King of Morocco"
[Algerie Presse Service] The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), excluding the Sahrawi territory from the commercial relations between the European Union and Morocco is "a word of caution to the king of Morocco" who lost the public-opinion war, said the Washington Times.

2016-12-27 Call to Allow International Observers Access to Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] The British Organization of Human Rights in Western Sahara, Adala UK, called on Morocco to allow the international observers' access to Western Sahara, condemning the blockade imposed on the Sahrawi territories.

2016-12-23 EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement Doesn't Apply to Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The agreement between the European Union (EU) and Morocco, signed in 2012, on the mutual liberalization of the trade of agricultural and fishing products can't apply to the territory of Western Sahara, concluded Wednesday the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

2016-12-23 US-Western Sahara Foundation Welcomes ECJ Decision; Reaffirms Right to Self Determination
[U.S. Western Sahara Foundation] The US-Western Sahara Foundation heartily welcomes the European Court of Justice's recent ruling on the European Union's trade deal with Morocco and calls for the United Nations to follow through on the long promised referendum.

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