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Algeria supports cultural sector through training program

 Algeria, August 24, 2015 (SPS) - The Algerian Minister of Culture, Azzedine Mihoubi, confirmed Sunday in Algiers the willingness of his ministry to support the Saharawi cultural sector through training in various art fields.
 

Minister of Culture received by Algerian counterpart

 Algeria 23 August 2015 (SPS) – Minister of Culture of Khadija Hamdi was received Sunday by her Algerian counterpart Azzedine Mihoubi, at the headquarters of the Algerian Ministry of Culture.
 
The visit comes within the framework of the bilateral relations between the two ministries and the means to further reinforce the strong relations that exist between the two brotherly countries and peoples.
 

The Sahrawi singer Mariem Hassan dies after illness

Smara (sahrawi refugee camps), 23 Aug, 2015 (SPS)- the Sahrawi singer Mariem Hassan, has died aged 57 ,Saturday morning, after along struggle with cancer.

Mariem has buried in the cemetery of Smara. Her funeral was attended by the Prime Minister Mr. Abd-el-Kader Taleb Omar, in addition to civil and military cadres and artists. 

She was a singer with a noble message, through which she struggled to spread the voice of the Sahrawi people who struggle for freedom and independence.

UN SG calls for rapid settlement of Western Sahara conflict

New York (UN), August 22, 2015 (SPS) -The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the umpteenth time for a rapid settlement of the Western Sahara conflict, in a report on the development of the Saharawi question submitted to the General Assembly which should begin its work on 15 September.
 

Danish Major General Kurt Mosgaard calls for human rights mandate to MINURSO

Copenhagen, August 21, 2015 (SPS) - Former head of MINURSO troops, Major General Kurt Mosgaard, stressed the need to give the United  Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara a mandate to monitor human rights in the territory, adding that there is currently no impartial bodies on the ground to handle with the task.

Algerian Journalists Committee for breaking siege on Saharawi struggle

Algiers, August 20, 2015 (SPS) - Algerian Journalists Committee in solidarity with Takbar Haddi has invited journalists across the world to act so to break the silence and siege imposed on the struggle of Saharawi people, in a petition addressed to the United Nations.

In a press conference held in the Saharawi media center in Algiers on Thursday, the Committee called for action to ensure the respect for international legitimacy in Western Sahara and the right of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence.

AFAPREDESA urges Moroccan state to unveil fate of missing Saharawi persons

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), August 20, 2015 (SPS) - The Association of Families of Saharawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) on Thursday called on the Moroccan state to unveil the whereabouts of the Saharawi missing persons and release immediately all the Saharawi political prisoners incarcerated in Moroccan jails.

UN chief calls for an early settlement to Western Sahara conflict

New York, August 20, 2015 (SPS) -The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for an early settlement to the question of Western Sahara given the volatility in the region, the proximity of extremist and terrorist groups, increasing frustration of the young people and of tens of thousands of refugees losing faith in the political solution.

Zimbabwe National Assembly Speaker affirms unbroken support to Saharawi cause

Harare, August 20, 2015 (SPS) - Speaker of the National Assembly of Zimbabwe, Mr. Jacob Mudenda, has renewed his country’s endless support to the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence, in a meeting with Saharawi ambassador Deich Mohamed Saleh.

Mr. Jacob reaffirmed the principled position to Saharawi cause has long shown by the Republic of Zimbabwe in the international forums.

Saharawi activist tortured by Moroccan police at Casablanca airport

Casablanca, August 20, 2015 (SPS) - Moroccan police forces on Tuesday severely tortured the Sahrawi activist, Leila Lili, at Casablanca airport on her return from Algiers, where she took part in the 6th edition of the Summer University of Polisario Front and SADR cadres, said a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.

Moroccan police officers subjected the activist Leila Lili to inspection and degrading harassment of human dignity.

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