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2015-04-27 President of Republic Congratulates His Tanzanian Counterpart
[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) April 25, 2015 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz sent Saturday a congratulatory message to his Tanzanian counterpart, HE Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, on the 51th anniversary of the proclamation of the United Republic of Tanzania.

2015-04-27 African Countries Demand SADR Participation At Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones
[SPS] New York -The African countries have demanded the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the United Nations Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones.

2015-04-27 Minister of Culture Presents 12th Edition of Fisahara
[SPS] Shaheed Elhafed -Minister of Culture, Khadija Hamdi, presented Sunday the 12th edition of the Cinema Festival in Western Sahara, FISAHARA, which kicks off April 29, in the Wilaya of Dakhla, Sahrawi refugee camps, under the theme "Global Justice" in dedicated to the situation of human rights in Western Sahara.

2015-04-27 SADR Permanent Representative to AU Leads Humanitarian Assessment Mission to Republic of South Sudan
[SPS] Juba -H.E. Mr Lamine BAALI, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to the African Union and Ethiopia has led the African Union humanitarian assessment mission delegation to the Republic of South Sudan.

2015-04-27 Universities of Tifariti and Mayor De Santiago Sign Bilateral Cooperation Protocol
[SPS] Santiago -The dean of the University of Tifariti, Khatari Hmoudi, has met with the presidents of universities in Chile in the framework of his working visit to Latin American universities.

2015-04-27 Minister of Health Received By His Cuban Counterpart
[SPS] Havana -The Saharawi Minister of Health, Mohamed Lamin Daddi was received Thursday by his Cuban counterpart Roberto Morales Ojeda, on the occasion of the participation in the 2nd International Convention of Health in Cuba 2015, held in Havana from April 20 to 24.

2015-04-27 SADR Takes Part in Meeting of African Ministers of Social Development and Labour
[SPS] Addis Ababa -The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) participated in the first session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment, held in Addis Ababa April 20-24, under the theme "social protection for inclusive development."

2015-04-27 Western Sahara - Home of Human Rights Defender Aminatou Haidar Attacked
[SPS] On 14 April 2015, the home of human rights defender Aminatou Haidar was attacked by Moroccan police as she hosted United Nations representatives to discuss human rights abuses against the Sahrawi people.

2015-04-27 Ban's Latest Annual Report On Western Sahara Has Been Negotiated With Morocco (saharwi Diplomat)
[SPS] Ban's latest annual report on Western Sahara "has been negotiated with Morocco ┬╗, said on Thursday Ahmed Boukhari, Front Polisario's representative to the United Nations, reported Asspociated Press.

2015-04-24 Viggo Mortensen, Oona Chaplin and Ariadna Gil to Attend Fisahara 2015
[SPS] Chahid Al Hafed -Film stars Viggo Mortensen, Oona Chaplin and Ariadna Gil will be among hundreds of actors, directors and international visitors who will participate at 12th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara, known as FiSahara, said organizers.

2015-04-23 Denmark Says Minurso Mandate Should Include Human Rights
[SPS] Copenhagen -The Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Martin Lidegaard, said his government's point of view is that MINURSO mandate should include human rights, voicing support to the UN significant efforts to find solution to the conflict of Western Sahara.

2015-04-23 New Namibian President Renews Solidarity With Saharawi People
[SPS] Wondhoek -The new president-elect of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, has reiterated solidarity with the people of Western Sahara and Palestine, stressing the need to ensure their freedom from oppression.

2015-04-23 Algeria, Mexico for Self-Determination of Sahrawi People
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Mexico reaffirmed their support for a "just" and "lasting" solution to the Sahrawi issue which will provide for the self-determination of the Saharawi people, said a joint statement released Wednesday after Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations Jos├ę Antonio Meade Kuribre├▒a's working visit to Algeria.

2015-04-23 Polisario Front to Reconsider Cooperation With Minurso If It Abandons Goal of Its Mission, Says Khadad
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -The Saharawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khaddad said that the Polisario Front will reconsider its cooperation with MINURSO in case it will not fill its primary mission of holding a free, fair and impartial referendum in Western Sahara.

2015-04-23 Algeria, Rwanda Reiterate Support to Western Sahara People's Right to Self-Determination
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Rwanda expressed Wednesday their support to United Nations' efforts to reach a just and lasting political settlement, based on Western Sahara people's "inalienable" right to self-determination through a "free, honest and impartial referendum."

2015-04-23 Algeria, Mexico Support Self-Determination of Saharawi People
[SPS] Algiers -Algeria and Mexico on Wednesday reiterated support to a "just and durable" solution to the question of Western Sahara providing for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

2015-04-23 Mexico for Right to Self-Determination of Saharawi People, Says Ambassador
[SPS] Algiers -Mexican Ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Juan Jos├ę Gonzales, on Monday reaffirmed his country's support to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination in accordance with United Nations resolutions.

2015-04-23 17 French ONGs Urges Hollande to Support Respect for Human Rights in Western Sahara
[SPS] Paris -Seventeen French non-governmental organizations has called on President Francois Hollande to work so that the monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara is included in the mandate of MINURSO, like other UN peacekeeping missions in the world.

2015-04-23 Algeria, Rwanda Reiterate Support to Saharawi People's Right to Self-Determination
[SPS] Algiers -Algeria and Rwanda expressed Wednesday their support to United Nations' efforts to reach a just and lasting political settlement, based on Western Sahara people's "inalienable" right to self-determination through a "free, honest and impartial referendum."

2015-04-23 Moroccan Occupying Authorities Arrest Saharawi Activist Ahmed Nasiri
[SPS] El Aai├║n -The Saharawi human rights activist Ahmed Nasiri and several members of his family were arrested Tuesday at a checkpoint in the city of Tantan (Morocco), in his way back to the city of Agadir where he underwent surgery on his nose.

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