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2016-06-21 What Next for Western Sahara?
[ISS] There are few places as desolate as the camps of the Polisario Front in western Algeria. Over the years, infrastructure has been built to accommodate the tens of thousands of Saharawi refugees who live in the camps, but it remains a temporary shelter for those who dream of returning to the Western Sahara, which they claim as their home. Some of the refugees have been in the camps for over forty years.

2016-06-20 Western Sahara - Morocco Seeks to End Peace Process, Says Boukhari
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -Morocco has chosen the course of confrontation with the international community to end the United Nations-led peace process, said Polisario Front's Representative to the UN Ahmed Boukhari.

2016-06-20 Humanitarian Aid to Sahrawi Refugees - Donor Countries to Meet in Geneva in July
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will hold, in July in Geneva, a meeting of the donor countries to support the humanitarian aid to the refugees of Western Sahara, said this UN agency.

2016-06-20 Mep Paloma Lopez Worried About Deterioration in Sahrawi Prisoner Mohamed El Hafed Yazza's Health
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -Spanish Member of European Parliament Paloma Lopez is worried about the health of Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed El Hafed Yazza and called on the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to take necessary measures to ensure respect for this fundamental rights and his release.

2016-06-09 Mep Paloma Lopez Denounces 'Systematic Violations' of Sahrawi People's Rights By Morocco
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -Spanish member of the European Parliament Paloma Lopez denounced Thursday the "systematic violations" of human rights that the Moroccan occupying forces are committing in the occupied territories of Western Sahara to repress the Sahrawi citizens claiming their social, economic and political rights.

2016-06-09 Conference in Canary Islands On 'Peace Process in Western Sahara, Human Rights'
[Algerie Presse Service] Madrid -Experts in international law, jurists and Spanish activists supporting the Sahrawi cause will partake Friday in the Canary Islands in a conference entitled "Spanish towns stand by the Sahrawi people," President of the National Federation of Institutions Working in Solidarity with the Saharawi People (FEDISSAH) Carmelo Ramirez announced.

2016-06-03 Tribute to Fallen Polisario Leader Mohamed Abdul-Aziz
[Daily News] "The leader of Western Sahara Independence Movement has died after a long illness. Mohamed Abdul-Aziz (68) was Secretary General of the Polisario Front, which fights for an end of Moroccan rule in Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony annexed by Morocco in 1975."

2016-06-02 VP Mnangagwa Mourns Saharawi Leader
[The Herald] SAHARAWI Arab Democratic Republic president Mohamed Abdel Aziz has died after a long illness.

2016-06-02 AU Expresses Unflinching Support to Sahrawi People, Government Following Death of Mohamed Abdelaziz
[Algerie Presse Service] Addis Ababa -President of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma declared a three-day mourning as from Wednesday following the death of president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Mohamed Abdelaziz, reiterating its constant and unflinching support and solidarity with the Sahrawi government and people.

2016-06-02 Ban 'Saddened' By Death of Polisario Front Leader
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sadness over the death today of Mohamed Abdelaziz, who had led the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara as its leader since 1976.

2016-06-01 Longtime Western Sahara Independence Leader Dies
[Deutsche Welle] The longtime leader of Western Sahara's independence movement has died. Mohamed Abdelaziz's death comes during a tense period over the territory's status.

2016-06-02 Death of Sahrawi President - Bensalah Signs Condolence Book
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Messahel signed Wednesday at the headquarters of the embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algiers the condolence book, following the death of Sahrawi president Mohamed Abdelaziz.

2016-05-31 Polisario Front Leader Dies
[Al Jazeera] The secretary general of the Polisario Front, a movement fighting for independence of the largely desert region of Western Sahara, has died.

2016-06-01 Sahrawi President's Death - Eucoco Pays Tribute to Memory of Great African Leader
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Coordination Conference for Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO) paid Wednesday tribute to the memory of Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz, died on Tuesday, hailing "a great African leader who knew how to lead his people towards the path of freedom and independence."

2016-05-31 Delegation of U.S. Congressmen to Visit Sahrawi Refugee Camps
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -A delegation of the US Congressmen is to pay as from Tuesday a five-day visit to the Sahrawi camps, said the organizers on Wednesday.

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