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2015-08-27 Installation of Saharawi-Mauritanian Parliamentary Committee
[SPS] June 9th School -The Saharawi National Council (parliament) has decided to form a Saharawi-Mauritanian parliamentary committee for friendship and brotherhood, said a statement issued on Wednesday.

2015-08-27 Askapena Meets Families of Gdeim Izik Detainees
[SPS] Salé -A delegation of the Basque organization 'Askapena' held Tuesday a meeting with families of the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, informed the Committee of the above-mentioned families.

2015-08-26 By Joining Geneva Convention, Polisario Has Better Arguments to Advocate for the Referendum - Lawyer
[SPS] Geneva -By being recognized by Geneva Convention, the Frente Polisario gets better arguments to advocate for the need to conduct a referendum, said Dr. Anne Peters, Professor of International Law at the Swiss University of Basel.

2015-08-26 Western Sahara - European Human Rights Activists Expelled From Occupied Al Ayun
[Algerie Presse Service] Occupied Al Ayun -European searchers and human rights activists have been driven out of the occupied town of al Ayun, Western Sahara, by Moroccan occupation forces, to prevent them from enquiring about the situation of human rights in the occupied territories.

2015-08-26 Opening of Summer University of Saharawi Student Cadres
[SPS] The 4th edition of the Summer University of Saharawi Student Cadres kicked off Tuesday in the semi-medical school of martyr Ahmed Abdelfatah under the title: "youth and students... ... betting on the present to build the future."

2015-08-24 Breaking the Media Blackout in Western Sahara
[IPS] Laayoune, Occupied Western Sahara -Ahmed Ettanji is looking for a flat in downtown Laayoune, a city 1,100 km south of Rabat. He only wants it for one day but it must have a rooftop terrace overlooking the square that will host the next pro-Sahrawi demonstration.

2015-08-25 Algeria Supports Cultural Sector Through Training Program
[SPS] Algeria -The Algerian Minister of Culture, Azzedine Mihoubi, confirmed Sunday in Algiers that the willingness of his ministry to support the Saharawi cultural sector through training in various art fields.

2015-08-24 Morocco Registers Sarahawi NGO Critical of Govt
[HRW] Rabat -Moroccan authorities have for the first time allowed a Sahrawi human rights organization fiercely critical of the government to legally register. This advance for freedom of association in Morocco came 10 years after the Western Sahara group applied and nine years after a court ruled that the government had unlawfully impeded the group from registering.

2015-08-25 Zimbabwe Reaffirms Firm Support to Legitimate Saharawi Struggle
[SPS] Harare -Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi on Tuesday reaffirmed his country's firm support to the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence, said a statement of the Saharawi embassy in Harare.

2015-08-25 President of Senate of Zimbabwe Confirms Support for Struggle of Saharawi People
[SPS] President of the Senate of Zimbabwe Mrs. Edna Madzongwe reiterated Monday her country's firm position in favour of the just struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence.

2015-08-24 European Human Rights Activists Expelled From Occupied El Aiun
[SPS] El Aiun -European searchers and human rights activists have been driven out of the occupied town of El Aiun, Western Sahara, by Moroccan occupation forces, to prevent them from enquiring about the situation of human rights in the occupied territories.

2015-08-24 Preparatory Committee of 14th Congress Establishes Its Own Structure
[SPS] The Preparatory Committee of the 14th Congress of the Polisario Front held Saturday its second meeting which was devoted to the establishment of the bureau of the committee including its Chairman Khatri Adouh, Vice-Chairman al-Bashir Mustafa, Secretary Hamada Selma.

2015-08-24 Minister of Culture Received By Algerian Counterpart
[SPS] Algeria 23 August 2015 (SPS) - Minister of Culture of Khadija Hamdi was received Sunday by her Algerian counterpart Azzedine Mihoubi, at the headquarters of the Algerian Ministry of Culture.

2015-08-23 Danish Major General Kurt Mosgaard Calls for Human Rights Mandate to Minurso
[SPS] Copenhagen -Former head of MINURSO troops, Major General Kurt Mosgaard, stressed the need to give the United Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara a mandate to monitor human rights in the territory, adding that there is currently no impartial bodies on the ground to handle with the task.

2015-08-23 The Sahrawi Singer Mariem Hassan Dies After Illness
[SPS] Smara -The Sahrawi singer Mariem Hassan, has died aged 57 ,Saturday morning, after along struggle with cancer.

2015-08-21 Saharawi Activist Tortured By Moroccan Police At Casablanca Airport
[SPS] Casablanca -Moroccan police forces on Tuesday severely tortured the Sahrawi activist, Leila Lili, at Casablanca airport on her return from Algiers, where she took part in the 6th edition of the Summer University of Polisario Front and SADR cadres, said a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.

2015-08-21 UN SG Calls for Rapid Settlement of Western Sahara Conflict
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the umpteenth time for a rapid settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, in a report on the development of the Saharawi question submitted to the General Assembly which should begin its work on 15 September.

2015-08-21 Algerian Journalists Committee for Breaking Siege On Saharawi Struggle
[SPS] Algiers -Algerian Journalists Committee in solidarity with Takbar Haddi has invited journalists across the world to act so to break the silence and siege imposed on the struggle of Saharawi people, in a petition addressed to the United Nations.

2015-08-21 UN Chief Calls for an Early Settlement to Western Sahara Conflict
[SPS] New York -The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for an early settlement to the question of Western Sahara given the volatility in the region, the proximity of extremist and terrorist groups, increasing frustration of the young people and of tens of thousands of refugees losing faith in the political solution.

2015-08-21 Zimbabwe National Assembly Speaker Affirms Unbroken Support to Saharawi Cause
[SPS] Harare -Speaker of the National Assembly of Zimbabwe, Mr. Jacob Mudenda, has renewed his country's endless support to the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence, in a meeting with Saharawi ambassador Deich Mohamed Saleh.

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