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March 2013

Signing twining agreement between Bir Lehlou and Algerian Municipality of El Ouadi

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El Ouadi (Algeria), March 31, 2013 (SPS) - Algerian Municipality of El Ouadi and Saharawi Municipality of Bir Lehlou signed Wednesday a twining agreement, on the sidelines of a visit by a Saharawi delegation led by Mr. Abeid Maulud, President of Bir Lehlou Municipality.

On the sidelines of the event, several cultural festivities took place as well as visits to archeological sites, in addition to an exhibition that features life of Saharawi society.

Algerian Minister Delegate Abdelkader Messahel holds talks with Christopher Ross

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Algiers, March 31, 2013 (SPS) - Deputy Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Mr. Abdelkader Messahel held talks Sunday in Algiers with the Personal Envoy of UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Ambassador Christopher Ross, as quoted by Algerian Press Agency (APS).

The meeting took place at the headquarters of Algerian foreign ministry.

Last March20th, Mr. Ross began a tour in the region, notably in Morocco, occupied territories of Western Sahara and to the Sahrawi refugee camps.

Campaign in solidarity with Saharawi political prisoners launched in Italy

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Piombino (Italy), March 31, 2013 (SPS) - Municipality of Piombino, region of Tuscany (Italy), announced Saturday the official launch of a campaign of solidarity with the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim izik, in the presence of POLISARIO Representative to the region Mr. Mohamed Al-Mahdi and the Saharawi rights activist Malak Amaidan, who tours Italy to aware about human rights situation in Western Sahara.

UN Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross expected today in Algiers

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Algiers, March 31, 2013 (SPS) - Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is expected to arrive today, Sunday, in Algiers as part of a regional tour.

Mr. Ross will hold talks with Algerian officials on the question of Western Sahara.
At the end of his visit to the Saharawi refugee camps, Mr. Ross stated that his visit aims at “seeking solutions to the Western Sahara issue in line with the Security Council’s resolutions.”

President of Republic describes as “shameful act” recent aggression on Saharawi women in occupied El Aaiun

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Bir Lehlou (liberated territories), March 30, 2013 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz described the recent aggression against a group of Saharawi women, who were peacefully demonstrating at occupied El Aaiun’s streets, as the “shameful act” which does not honour Morocco nor its authentic people, in an open letter sent Saturday to the Moroccan King.

Creation of Tunisian-Saharawi Solidarity Committee

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Tunes, March 30, 2013 (SPS) - Tunisian Committee of Solidarity with Saharawi People formed today, Saturday, in Tunes in the presence of a number of Tunisia’s representatives of civil society and students, as well as sympathizers from Algeria, Mauritania and Europe, in addition to the Saharawi delegation taking part at the World Social Forum.

Walls of colonialism in the world: case of Western Sahara (workshop)

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Tunes, March 30, 2013 (SPS) - The Saharawi Khaima (tent), erected on the sidelines of the World Social Forum taking place in the Tunisian capital, hosted a workshop under the title “the Walls of Colonialism in the World: case of Western Sahara”, in the presence of Saharawi and foreign specialists and researchers.

Saharawi Coordinator with MINURSO receives Special representative of UN for Western Sahara

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Shahid Alhafed, March29, 2013(SPS) Member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Coordinator with the MINURSO, Mhamed Khadad , on Thursday received  the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and Head of MINURSO, Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber.

The conversations between the two parties focused on the situation in Western Sahara and the efforts of the United Nations to solve the conflict on bases of the UN resolutions.

UK reiterates its support to Saharawi people’s right to self-determination

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London (UK) March28, 2013(SPS) the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Mr. Alistair Burt, on Tuesday reiterated his Country’s position of supporting the Saharawi People’s right to self-determination.

  “We strongly support UN-led efforts to encourage agreement on a long-lasting and mutually-acceptable political solution that provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.” he said in written answers to questions raised at Westminster Parliament by Mr. Mark William from Liberal Democrat.

Seeking solutions in line with Security Council resolutions

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Shahid Alhafed (Sahrawi refugee camp) March28;2013(SPS) - United Nations Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher said Tuesday that his visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps as part of his news tour to the region "aims at seeking solutions to the Western Sahara issue in line with the Security Council’s resolutions."

Call for UN commission to investigate serious situation in Western Sahara

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Shahid Alhafed (Sahrawi refugee camps) March28,2013(SPS) - Sahrawi union of defense of human rights called Tuesday for “sending, in emergency, a UN commission to investigate on the gross violations” committed by the Moroccan regime against the Sahrawi people, during the visit of the UN General Secretary Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross to occupied Western Sahara’s capital Al-Aiun.

President of Republic receives Christopher Ross

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Shahid Alhafed (Saharawi refugee camps) March 27, 2013 (SPS) - President of the Republic , Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz on Tuesday evening received at the Presidency the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy to Western Sahara Mr. Christopher Ross, at the end of two -day visit to the Saharawi Refugee Camps.  

The meeting was attended by Members of the Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front while attended from the UN the delegation accompanying Mr. Ross.

Participation of Saharawi delegation at World Social Forum in Tunisia

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Tunis, March 26, 2013 (SPS) A Saharawi delegation takes part at  the 2013 World Social Forum "WSF-Tunis 2013" to promote the Saharawi issue  among  different organizations participating in this international event.

On this occasion, the Saharawi delegation will hold several workshops and activities and will meet with representatives of various international organizations in order to raise the different aspects of the Saharawi cause.

"Patience of Saharawis reaches limits," says Saharawi official

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Smara (Saharawi Refugee Camps) March26, 2013(SPS) - President of Saharawi Consultative Council (CCS) Moulay Bibatt said Tuesday that "Saharawis’ patience has reached its limits" considering their critical situation.

"Saharawi people’s patience has reached its limits and human rights abuses and Saharawi land usurpation can no longer be tolerated," Bibatt told reporters following a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Christopher Ross.

Christopher Ross arrives in Saharawi refugee camps

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Shaheed Al Hafed (refugee camps), March 25, 2013 (SPS) - UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy Mr. Christopher Ross arrived Monday evening in the Saharawi refugee camps, third consultative leg after Morocco and occupied Western Sahara, in the aim to achieve “a mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.”