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Norwegian students demonstrate in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo to ask for a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

Oslo(Norway) January 05, 16 (SPS) .- Dozens of young Norwegian students demonstrated in front of the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo, demanding the organization of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara and to complete the decolonization of the last colony in Africa.

The demonstration was an occasion for many Norwegian youth organizations to express their intention to join the international campaign that demands the holding of the referendum in Western Sahara.

Minister Delegate to Africa holds meetings with AU officials

Addis Ababa, February 04,2016 (SPS)  - The Minister Delegate to Africa, Hamdi Jalil Mayara, held Wednesday in Addis Ababa, meetings with Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union (AU), Aicha Abdala, and Commissioner for Peace and Security of the AU, Ismael Chargui.

In both meetings they discussed issues of common interest and the results of the recent Summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU.

Communist Party of Finland asks his country's recognition of SADR

Helsinki, January 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Communist Party of Finland, asked on Monday the government of his country for the recognition of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
The Communist Party expressed its full support for peaceful struggle in Western Sahara led by Polisario Front to the self-determination of the Saharawi people.

AU reiterates need to determine a date for the referendum in Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2016 (SPS) - The African Union (AU) on Wednesday reiterated the need to determine a date for the holding of referendum on self-determination of the Saharawi people and insisted on renewing efforts to find a solution to a conflict that has lasted four decades.
At its ordinary meeting of the Permanent Representatives, the AU called on the UN to set a date for the referendum on self-determination for Saharawi people.

Human Rights Watch denounces decline of tolerance for dissident voices in Morocco, occupied Western Sahara

Washington(U.S.A) January 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Non-Governmental organization, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, in its annual report on Human Rights, that the tolerance for dissident voices in Morocco and Western Sahara diminished during 2015.
Authorities blocked events organized by the outspoken Moroccan Human Rights Association (AMDH), filed charges against five activists for “harming internal security” after they organized a foreign-funded workshop on citizen journalism, said the NGO, whose headquarters is in Washington.

UJESARIO condemns youth group prevention from entering the occupied territories of Western Sahara

Chahid Hafed, January 20, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Youth Union (UJESARIO) denounced today the Moroccan authorities prevention of  youth groups from different countries to enter and visit the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
“Sahrawi Youth Union denounced this inhumane action especially the ongoing Human Rights violations in the Occupied Territories.” said a statement of the Union, a copy of which obtained by SPS.

Prime Minister receives German parliamentary delegation

Chahid El Hafed, January 20, 2016 (SPS) .- The Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, received Tuesday a parliamentary delegation from Germany which finished a working visit to the Saharawi refugee camps.
Abdelkader Taleb Omar asserted the importance of this visit by the German role in world policy to exert pressure on the Moroccan government to respect and comply with international law.

Prime Minister oversees functions transfer to new Water and Environment Minister

Chahid El Hafed, January 18, 16 (SPS) .- The member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Monday oversaw the transfer of functions to the new Minister of Water and Environment, Mr. Brahim Mokhtar under the provisions of the decree issued by the Presidency of the Republic to form the new government.
it should be recalled that along with the Prime Minister officers and directors of the Ministry of Water and Environment took part in the ceremony. (SPS)

UN supports Ross mediation in Western Sahara

United Nations, November 19, 2015 (SPS) - The members of the UN Security Council expressed their support for the mediation of the personal envoy of UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, on Wednesday after Morocco has said it will not allow you to visit the occupied zones of Western Sahara territory.

UN Resolution, "unique framework" for settlement in Western Sahara, says Malta's FM

ALGIERS,November 19, 2015 (SPS)- Maltese Foreign Minister George William Vella reiterated Wednesday in Algiers his country's support to UN resolution for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination.      
"Our position has not changed. We will continue to support the UN resolution for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination," Vella told a news conference.
This is the "unique framework" likely to resolve Western Sahara conflict."


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