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2016-09-26 Making Sense of the Recent Tension in Western Sahara
[Al Jazeera] The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

2016-09-25 EU to Support Any Political Solution Allowing Sahrawi People's Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union expressed readiness to support and facilitate the implementation of any political solution that allows the self-determination of Sahrawi people, and reiterated its concern over the "long duration" of the conflict in Western Sahara and its consequences in the region.

2016-09-22 Hungarian Deputy Stresses Need to Enable Sahrawi People's Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Hungarian deputy Lagos Kibli affirmed his "determination" to continue action for supporting the Sahrawi cause and raising awareness among the European community on the need to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their legitimate right to self-determination.

2016-09-21 Western Sahara - EU Expresses "Concern," Reiterates Support to UN Process
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union (EU) expressed its "concern" over the conflict in Western Sahara and its effects on the security and the respect of human rights in the region, reiterating its support to the process under the aegis of the United Nations to reach a solution enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

2016-09-19 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Reiterates Calls for Palestinian and Western Saharawi Freedom
[SA Govt] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Margarita, Venezuela, on 16 September 2016, reiterating South Africa's solidarity with the people of Palestine and Western Sahara as they continue their struggles for independence and freedom.

2016-09-16 Legal Analysis of EU-Morocco Trade Deal Leaves Western Sahara in Limbo
[RFI] The legal opinion by the EU advocate general this week was taken as a victory by both Western Sahara supporters and those who want to preserve the European Union-Morocco agricultural and fishery products trade deal. What is more important, however, are the questions it opens up on EU views of sovereignty and political versus economic agreements.

2016-09-16 Spanish Aid to Refugee Saharawis
[Algerie Presse Service] Madrid -Saharawi refugees living in camps will receive humanitarian aid consisting of 3500 kg of school stationary and medical supply, the first batch of which is to be shipped next Friday from Alicante, Spain, according to Spanish media.

2016-09-15 Western Sahara - Cjeu Advocate General's Opinion Paves Way for Self-Determination Referendum
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The opinion expressed by advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case between the Polisario Front and the EU's Council on the Agreement on the liberalisation of trade in agricultural and fishery products with Morocco "paves the way for holding the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara," said lawyer of Polisario Front Gilles Devers.

2016-09-08 Western Sahara - UN Voices Concerns Over Security Situation
[Algerie Presse Service] New -United Nations expressed concerns about the situation prevailing in the region of Guerguerat, in the south of occupied Western Sahara, where Morocco's occupation army units face, from a distance of 120 metres, Polisario Front positions, at the risk of confrontation, the UN said Wednesday.

2016-08-29 Ban 'Deeply Concerned' Over Tensions in South-Western Western Sahara
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.

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