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Tifariti University signs cooperation agreements with Cantabria University

Cantabria (Spain), March 04, 2015 (SPS) - The Sahrawi University of Tifariti and Spanish University of Cantabria on Wednesday signed a set of cooperation agreements providing for the exchange of experiences between the two sides.

The greement was signed from the Saharawi part by Mr. Jatari Hamudi, dean of Tifariti University, and from the Spanish party by Mr. José Carlos Gomez, dean of Cantabria University.

Thirty-ninth anniversary of SADR proclamation celebrated in Australia

Canberra, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - The thirty-ninth anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) has been commemorated in several Australian cities.

On the occasion, the Saharawi flag was raised in the cities of Melbourne, Ballart, Geelong and Victoria as a form of solidarity with the Saharawi people.

On other hand, Melbourne will later this month host an international conference on the Saharawi natural resources.

WSRW denounces oil drilling operations by Kosmos Energy offshore Western Sahara

London, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - The Western Sahara Resources Watch (WSRW) on Monday denounced the oil drilling operations off Western Sahara shores carried out by the U.S. firm Kosmos Energy, asking for the cancellation of its activities.

“Kosmos Energy did nothing to obtain the consent of the people of Western Sahara,” said Erik Hagen, WSRW Chair, adding that the company has no right to drill in the territory.

SADR underlines urgent need to restore peace and security in Africa

Lusaka, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - The Permanent Representative to the AU and Ambassador in Ethiopia, Mr. Lamine Baali, on Tuesday underlined the urgent need to restore peace and security in Africa by completing the decolonization process, calling for concerted efforts to achieve sovereignty over the entire continent.

Saharawi cycling team guest of honor at Algeria Grand Tour 2015

Algiers, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi national cycling team, consisting of 8 members, will be the guest of honor of the 5th Grand Cycling Tour of Algeria (GTAC 2015), to be held from 6 to 30 March 2015, said Tuesday the President of the Algerian Cycling Federation (FAC), Rachid Fezouine, during a forum hosted by the National Organization of Algerian sports journalists.

Moroccan occupying forces abduct Saharawi activist

El Aaiun (occupied territories), March 4, 2015 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying forces on Tuesday kidnapped the Saharawi activist and former political prisoner, Ghali Bouhala, from his family’s house, said a source from the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

Family of Bouhala reported that her son was forced to get on a car belonging to the Moroccan police and driven to unknown destinations, stated the same source.

Algeria for independent monitoring mechanism of human rights situation in Western Sahara

Geneva, March 4, 2015 (SPS) - Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra on Tuesday in Geneva called on High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up an independent mechanism for monitoring the situation of human rights in Western Sahara.

Saharawi delegation attends 28th regular session of Human Rights Council

Geneva, March 3, 2015 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation takes part at the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, kicked off on Monday in Geneva, capital of Switzerland.

Sahrawi political prisoner transferred to unknown destination

Sale (Morocco), March 03, 2015 (SPS) - The administration of the Moroccan Sale Prison on Tuesday transferred arbitrarily the Saharawi political prisoner, Mbarek Daoudi, to an unknown destination, said Saharawi right sources.

This sudden move comes after the 72-hour alarming hunger strike Mbarek Daoudi held in protest to the Crans Montana Forum, to be organized in the occupied city of Dajla this month.

Spain supports UN envoy’s efforts in Western Sahara, says Ambassador Polanco

Algiers, March 3, 2015 (SPS) - Spain’s Ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Alejandro Polanco, said Monday in Oran, Algeria, that his country supports the efforts being made by the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, to revive dialogue between the parties to the conflict in Western Sahara.

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