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2014-08-21 No State Recognizes Morocco's Sovereignty On Western Sahara, Says Sahrawi Official
[SPS]Algiers -Morocco's sovereignty in Western Sahara is recognized by no state, said Tuesday in Algiers the Secretary General of the Union of Saharawi Workers Mohamed Cheikh Lahbib.

2014-08-20 UN Urged to Intervene to End Blockade On Occupied Sahrawi Territories
[SPS]Birlehlou -Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz has expressed to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon concerns over Moroccan authorities' obstinacy in denying access to international observers and the blockade imposed on the occupied Sahrawi regions.

2014-08-20 Uesario Confirms Arab and African Participation in Upcoming Congress
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -The Secretary General of the Union of Students of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro, Ahmed Abdi Lehbib, confirmed Tuesday the participation of Arab and African countries delegations in the II Congress, held August 23-25, in the wilaya of Awserd under the theme: " the Saharawi Student Movement is in the service of the National goals".

2014-08-20 Polisario Front Condemns Expulsion Campaign of International Observers in Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]Birlehlou -The Polisario Front has expressed its deepest concern over the campaign launched by the Moroccan authorities against international observers continuously expelled from Western Sahara.

2014-08-20 Ebola - Entire Households Erased One By One
[The Daily Vox]The Daily Vox is running a series of blogs written by DR STEFAN KRUGER, who is in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help combat the spread of Ebola in the region.

2014-08-18 Western Sahara Conflict - AU Parliament Speakers Urge for Cooperation With UN
[SPS]Mirland -The conference of African Union (AU) Parliaments on Wednesday stressed the importance of cooperation with the United Nations to reach a settlement for Western Sahara conflict, reiterating support to the African envoy to Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano.

2014-08-18 Venezuela Reiterates Support for Saharawi People Struggle
[SPS]Caracas -The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Elias Jaua, reiterated Friday the commitment of his country to the Saharawi cause and "unconditional support to the struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence ", following a meeting with the Saharawi Minister for Latin America, Haj Ahmed Barikalla, indicated Saharawi diplomatic source in Venezuela.

2014-08-18 Namibia Bars Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries
[Namibian]NIGERIAN exhibitors who intend attending the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair are not a threat, despite their country being affected by Ebola.

2014-08-18 Minurso Main Mission, Holding Referendum On Saharawi People's Self-Determination
[SPS]New York -UN's main mission of the MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) was the holding of a referendum on Saharawi people's self-determination, Polisario Front's representative at the UN, Ahmed Boukhari, reiterated in New York.

2014-08-18 Adala UK Demands Urgent Action to Guarantee Freedom of Press in Occupied Western Sahara
[SPS]London -Adala UK, Justice & Human Rights for Western Sahara, has demanded "urgent action on the issue of freedom of press and denounced the Moroccan government for only allowing journalists in favour of the regime's official line to freely practice their profession whilst independent or foreign journalists are often denied access to the Occupied Territories and Saharawi journalists are subject to threats and arbitrary arrests."

2014-08-18 Frente Polisario - Mission of Minurso Is Organization of Referendum
[SPS]New York -The Polisario Front representative to the United Nations, Ahmed Bukhari, reminded Thursday the Moroccan party that the main mission of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) is the holding of the referendum on self-determination of the Saharawi people.

2014-08-18 National Council President Participates in Presidents of African Parliaments VI Congress
[SPS]Midrand -President of the National Council Jatri Aduh arrived Tuesday in South Africa to participate in the VI Congress of Presidents of African Parliaments, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Midrand.

2014-08-14 President of Republic Offers Condolences On Eduardo Campos Death
[SPS]Birlehlou -President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz, addressed Wednesday a letter of condolence to Prime vice President of the Brazilian Socialist Party Roberto Amaral on the occasion of the tragic death of the president of the party, governor of Pernambuco, and presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

2014-08-14 President of Republic Congratulates President Correa On 205th Anniversary of Independence
[SPS]Birlehlou -President of the Republic Secretary General of Frente POLISARIO Mohamed Abdelaziz congratulated Wednesday President of the Republic of Ecuador Rafael Correa on occasion of the 205th anniversary of independence.

2014-08-13 Sahrawi Human Rights Delegation Begins Visit in Saharawi Refugee Camps
[SPS]Shaheed Hafed -A delegation of Sahrawi human rights from the occupied territories of Western Sahara started Tuesday a visit in the Sahrawi refugee camps for a week.

2014-08-13 Security Cooperation Among Maghreb Countries Enhanced, Says Sahrawi Government
[SPS]Boumerdes -Sahrawi government highlighted the need for increased security cooperation among Maghreb states in order to deal with security threats relating to Morocco's export of drugs to countries in the region.

2014-08-13 International Community Called to Exert Pressure On Moroccan Occupier
[SPS]Boumerdes -Minister of Reconstruction of Liberated Territories of Western Sahara Belahi Sayed reiterated Tuesday in Algiers his call to the international community to exert pressure on the Moroccan occupier to get it to implement the international charters and allow the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

2014-08-13 Relation Between Drugs, Organized Crime, Terrorism in Sahel Region Is 'Obvious,' Says an Expert
[SPS]Boumerdes -The world is today quite aware of the obvious relation between drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorist groups in the region of the Sahel (African), underlined Tuesday in Boumerdes expert and international consultant M'hand Berkouk.

2014-08-13 Moroccan Authorities Keep Journalist "Khetar Marizeeq" Under House Arrest & Polisario Abducts "Amrebya Ahmed Mahmoud"
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounces the violations that activists and media-figures are facing in Morocco, whether arrests or abductions, against the backdrop of their political activities.

2014-08-13 Morocco's Expansionist Policy, Drugs, Main Threats to Peace, Stability in Maghreb
[SPS]Boumerdes -Morocco's expansionist policy and drug exportation are the main threats to peace and stability in the Maghreb, said the secretary of state for Documentation and Security Brahim Mohamed Mahmoud.

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