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December 2011

Prime Minister organizes farewell ceremony in honor of director of UNHCR office in the Saharawi refugee camps

Shaheed Al Hafed (refugee camps), Dec 31, 2011 (SPS) - The Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar, organized Friday night at the guest house “Hosein Tamek” a farewell ceremony in honor of Mr. Mohammad Arif, Director, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Sahrawi refugees camps, after the end of his duties.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Saharawi National Secretariat and Government as well as representatives of international NGOs working in the Saharawi refugee camps.

2011: a year of achievements in terms of diplomatic and human rights for the Saharawi people (observers

Shaheed Al Hafed (refugee camps), Dec 31, 2011 (SPS) - The issues related to human rights violations and natural resources looting in Western Sahara marked the debate over the conflict in Western Sahara in 2011, one year, which ends with achievements in the diplomatic front for the Saharawi people, according to observers.

Mali allows SADR to go after terrorists on its territory (official

Bir Lehlou (liberated territories), Dec 31, 2011 (SPS) - The Malian government reiterated that it allowed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to go after terrorists on its territory, the Saharawi Minister of Information said Friday in a statement, said Friday the Ministry of Information in a statement.

Mauritanian authorities expel the correspondent of Moroccan Press Agency in Nouakchott

Nouakchott, Dec 31, 2011 (SPS) - Mauritania without borders has learned that the Mauritanian authorities decided Thursday to expel the Moroccan journalist and correspondent of Moroccan Press Agency (MAP), Hafid Bagali, and gave him 24 hours to leave the country without giving reasons.

Saharawi cause: diplomatic gains reinforce path of the cause for freedom and independence (author

Algeria, Dec 31, 2011 (SPS) - The Algerian author, Dr. Smail Debeche, confirmed that the diplomatic gains achieved by the Saharawi cause during last month “reinforce the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence,” reported Thursday the magazine “Algerian.”

Saharawi human rights activists reaffirm their determination to continue resistance in the occupied territories

Algiers, December29. 2011 (SPS) Members of a delegation of activists of human rights from  the occupied territories of Western Sahara reaffirmed, in testimony Wednesday in Algiers, their "determination" to continue the "struggle" and "resistance" until achieve the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination .
 

Two French kidnapped in Mali: Polisario Front denounces "slanderous" campaign against it

Bir Lehlue(liberated territories) December29,2011(SPS)  - The Polisario Front denied Wednesday in a communiqué the allegations published from Bamako involving it in cases relating to terrorism and drug trafficking in the region, pointing out that these allegations are part of "slanderous" campaign.
 

Uruguayan association celebrates 6th anniversary of recognition of SADR

Montevideo , December 28, 2011 (SPS) the Uruguayan Association of Friendship with SADR, celebrated Monday, the 6th anniversary of the recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic(SADR) by the Uruguayan government, According to Saharawi embassy in Montevideo.

Western Sahara 2011: right to self-determination reaffirmed by UN, negotiations process in a deadlock

Washington, Dec 26, 2011 (SPS) - The Western Sahara issue has again obtained support from the UN General Assembly and the Security Council that reaffirmed this year the solution to self-determination of the Sahrawi people, but the negotiation process still stumbles on the differences between the Polisario Front and Morocco.

Pan-African Parliament plans to send delegation to occupied Western Sahara

Algiers, Dec 26, 2011 (SPS) - “The Pan-African Parliament intends to send a parliamentary delegation to the occupied territories of Western Sahara to assess human rights situation there,” said Sunday in Algiers Mr. Laroussi Hammi, Vice-President of Pan-African Parliament in charge of International relations.