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Council of Ministers condemns Morocco’s escalating repression against innocent Saharawis

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 24, 2014 (SPS) - The Council of Ministers has strongly condemned Thursday Morocco’s serious escalating repression against innocent Saharawis in the occupied citites of El Aaiun, Smara, Dakhla, Boujdour and others, denouncing the tight siege it imposes over the whole occupied part of Western Sahara.

UNSC's vote on U.S. draft resolution on Western Sahara adjourned to next Tuesday

New York, April 24, 2014 (SPS) - The Security Council of the United Nations has adjourned to next Tuesday the vote on a U.S. draft resolution on Western Sahara regarding the renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), said Reuters on Thursday.

SADR takes part at the Conference of AU Trade Ministers

Addis Ababa, April 24, 2014 (SPS) - A delegation of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) takes part at the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade, convening from 23rd to 28th April 2014 in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

The Saharawi delegation is composed of Enguia Mohamed Zargu, expert in trade, and Maria Saila, from the SADR diplomatic mission in Addis Ababa.

The main goal of this Extraordinary Session is to adopt and study several reports related to the:

Washington Friends of Western Sahara to host 10 Saharawi refugee children this summer

Spokane (Washington, U.S) April 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Spokane-based ONG “Washington Friends of Western Sahara” has announced its participation in the annual Holidays In Peace programme by hosting 10 Saharawi children from the Saharawi refugee camps for two months this summer.

“This is a great opportunity and a blessing for us to serve these Saharawi children in even a small way” said Nathan Thiry, a director of Washington Friends of Western Sahara, in a statement obtained by SPS.

Young Saharawi dies in landmine explosion in occupied Smara

Smara (occupied territories), April 23, 2014 (SPS) - A 29-year-old young Saharawi died in a landmine blast, which occurred in the suburbs of the occupied city of Smara, said a Saharawi media source from the city.

Ahmeitu Mahmud was pasturing a herd of camels in a region called Assakn, 30 km south-western of Smara, before being died.

Contaminated with an estimated 7 million mines, Western Sahara is divided by a 2.700 km-long military wall built by Morocco.

Ambassador Ubbi Bachraya warns of new Rwanda genocide in Western Sahara

Abuja, April 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Ubbi Bacharaya Bachir have warned Tuesday of a new Rwanda genocide in Western Sahara, if the Security Council’s Member States, especially France, do not allow for human rights monitoring being included in the MINURSO mandate.

CTA asks government to vote in favour of expanding MINURSO mandate for human rights monitoring

Buenos Aires, April 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Argentine Workers’ Central Union (Spanish acronym; CTA) has urged the government of its country to vote in favour of expanding the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Saharawi territories.

International community called to respond to human rights violations in Western Sahara

Bagnolet (France), April 22, 2014 (SPS) - Several international organizations, of which Human Rights Watch, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and 114 associations and trade unions from 22 countries have called upon the UN Secretary General and members of the Security Council to give “precise information” on the human rights violations committed by Morocco against Saharawi civilians as, said AFASPA in a statement obtained by SPS.

U.S. ONG voices “continuing support” to Saharawi people’s struggle

Washington, April 22, 2014 (SPS) - The U.S. non-governmental organization Not Forgotten International has expressed, in a letter sent to the 2nd International Conference in Support of Saharawi Women’s Resistance, held on the current April 17-20 in the occupied city of El Aaiun, “continuing support and commitment” the just struggle of the Saharawi people.

Occupied El Aaiun: peaceful demonstrations in Foum el-Oued beach

El Aaiun (occupied territories), April 22, 2014 (SPS) - Dozens of Saharawi protestors came out Sunday in peaceful demonstration held in the beach of Foum el-Oued (which means; mouth of the valley) western of the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, to demand freedom and independence of the Saharawi people.

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