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2016-07-23 Minurso - Polisario Urges Security Council to Take Action
[Algerie Presse Service] Polisario Front called Friday on the United Nations Security Council to take urgent measures to restore MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to full functionality and to establish a direct, high-level negotiation process between the Polisario and Morocco.

2016-07-19 Western Sahara - France Supports UN Process for Just, Lasting Solution
[Algerie Presse Service] Paris -France supports United Nations process for a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution" to Western Sahara conflict," said Monday the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2016-07-19 African Union Stresses Support to Western Sahara People's Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Kigali -The 27th ordinary session of African Union Heads of State and Government reiterated Sunday in Kigali, Rwanda, its unfailing support to Western Sahara people's right to self-determination.

2016-07-18 King Questions AU's Stance on Western Sahara
[MAP] Kigali -HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the 27th Summit of the African Union, which is being in Kigali.

2016-07-18 Ould Khelifa Reiterates Algeria's Support to Western Sahara Cause
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of parliament), Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, reiterated Saturday Algeria's support to Western Sahara in international fora, being fully convinced that it is backing a just cause.

2016-07-15 UN Staffers Return After Spat With Morocco
[Deutsche Welle] Morocco has allowed United Nations employees to return to their mission in Western Sahara. Rabat expelled more than 70 staff after UN Secretary General branded the Moroccan annexation of the territory "an occupation."

2016-07-14 First Civilian Staff of Minurso to Return to Western Sahara
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -The first staff of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) expelled by Morocco is to return to the occupied Sahrawi territories on Wednesday or Thursday, UN source told APS on Wednesday.

2016-07-14 AU, Key Part in International Efforts for Sahrawi People Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Kigali -The African Union (AU) is a key part in the international community efforts aiming for a self-determination referendum for Western Sahara people, said Wednesday in Kigali (Rwanda), Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.

2016-07-11 Newly Elected Sahrawi Leader Sworn In
[Algerie Presse Service] Dakhla -The new Secretary General of Polisario Front and elected President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Ghali was sworn in Saturday in Dakhla (Saharawi refugee camps), following the Polisario Extraordinary Congress.

2016-07-05 Western Sahara - Algeria's Ambassador to EU Rejects Mep's 'Baseless' Assertion
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -Ambassador of Algeria to Brussels Amar Bellani rejected the "baseless" assertion of an MEP, according to which the conflict in Western Sahara has become a "political internal matter" for Algeria, recalling that the European Union supports a solution enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination."

2016-07-05 EU/Morocco Agreement - Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People Denounces Belgium's Support to EU Council
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The Belgian Committee of support to Sahrawi people denounced Tuesday the decision of Belgium to intervene in a legal procedure to support the Council of the European Union as part of a case that opposes it to representatives of the Sahrawi people, dubbing "turning point" its foreign policy in the Maghreb.

2016-07-04 UN Decolonization Committee to Meet On Western Sahara Soon
[Algerie Presse Service] United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (Committee of 24) is to hold a special session on Western Sahara shortly, said the agency's chairman, Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno.

2016-07-04 Conasadh Denounces Morocco's Restrictive Policies Against Sahrawi Activists
[Algerie Presse Service] Sahrawi Human Rights Commission (CONASADH) has denounced Moroccan authorities' policies restricting freedom of expression of Sahrawi activists for their political positions, said Sunday the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

2016-07-04 Western Sahara - Self-Determination Referendum Must Be Organized
[Algerie Presse Service] London -The founder of the British association "Sandblast" of support to Western Sahara Danielle Smith affirmed Saturday evening, in London, that the referendum on Sahrawi people's self-determination must be organized, regretting Morocco's stubbornness to challenge the international legality.

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