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August 2013

On 50th anniversary: African women voice support to Saharawi cause

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Pretoria, Aug 31, 2013 (SPS) - African Women Organization has voiced full support to the struggle of Saharawi people for freedom and independence, in a meeting dedicated for the assessment of its experience during the past 50 years, informed Saharawi embassy in South Africa.

Sit-in to denounce Moroccan military wall in Western Sahara

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Oum Legta (liberated territories), Aug 31, 2013 (SPS) - Authorities of the Wilaya of Smara organized Friday a demonstration in Oum Legta region in the liberated territory of Bir Lehlou to denounce the Moroccan wall of shame in Western Sahara.

The event attended by a group of youth and student as well as authorities of the Wilaya.

The participants “strongly deplored” this military wall which constitutes a crime against humanity, calling on the international community to “urgently act” to remove it.

President of Republic felicitates FLN’s newly-elected Secretary General

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Bir Lehlou (liberated territories), Aug 31, 2013 (SPS) - President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz has sent a letter of congratulation to Mr. Amar Saidani on the occasion of his election as a Secretary General of the Algeria National Liberation Front (FLN).

Green energy to uphold Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara (ONG)

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Paris, Aug 31, 2013 (SPS) - A report, detailing how Morocco intends to build over 1000 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy plants in Western Sahara, a territory partially occupied by Morocco, was launched by the non-governmental organization Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW).

These solar and wind projects, no matter how green, will be “severely damaging” for the people of Western Sahara, warned WSRW’s coordinator Sara Eyckmans.

CTB for Saharawi people’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence

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Anhemei, São Paulo (Brazil), Aug 26, 2013 (SPS) - The Workers Center of Brazil (Brazilian acronym; CTB) has expressed its support to the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence, in a motion approved at the end of its 3rd congress, informed POLISARIO representation.

Saharawis determined to recover victory whatever the cost might be, says Minister

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 26, 2013 (SPS) - “The Saharawi people are determined to recover their freedom and independence, no matter how long or whatever the cost might be,” said Sunday Ms. Mariam Salek Hmada, Saharawi Minister of Education, in a speech delivered during the closing session of the fourth summer university of SADR Cadres, held in Boumrdes, Algeria.

Algeria’s support to Saharawi cause, fulfillment of November 1st Revolution principles (Algerian official)

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 26, 2013 (SPS) - Chairman of the Algerian National Committee for Solidarity with the Saharawi People (CNASPS), Mr. Mehrez Lamari, confirmed Sunday, from Boumerdes, that Algeria’s support to the Saharawi cause “is a fulfillment of the principles and ideals of the November 1st Revolution,” in a speech delivered at the closing session of the 4th Summer University of SADR Cadres.

Occupied El Aaiun: Moroccan forces tighten the noose on Foum el-Oued beach

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El Aaiun (occupied territories), Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - Moroccan repression forces have tightened the noose on Foum el-Oued beach in the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, after the uprising that erupted last week, according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

According to the source, Moroccan army and gendarmerie vehicles are controlling the way in and out of the beach, while Moroccan gendarmerie cars continue to harass the defenseless Saharawis.

PM asks France to take positive stance vis-à-vis Saharawi cause

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - Prime Minister Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar asked Sunday, from Boumerde, France to “take a positive stance, consistent with its international status, vis-à-vis the Saharawi cause.”

Saharawi people determined to intensify struggle to snatch spoiled rights, says PM

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - Prime Minister Mr. Abdelkader Omar Taleb reiterated Sunday from Boumerdes, Algeria, the determination of Saharawi people to “intensify the struggle to snatch its spoiled rights.”

In his closing speech of Summer University of SADR Cadres read on his behalf by the Minister of Education Ms. Meriem Salek Hamada, the Prime Minister Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar said that the Saharawi people will “continue to fight to recover its freedom and independence.”

Closing of 4th Summer University of Saharawi Republic Cadres

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - The fourth edition of the Summer University of Cadres of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, University of the late Khalil Sid Mhamed, concluded this morning, Sunday, its work in the Wilaya of Boumerdes, Algeria.

S-kvinnor reiterates “unconditional support” to Saharawi women

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Stockholm, Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - The National Federation of Social Democratic Women in Sweden (Swedish acronym; S-kvinnor) reiterated Saturday its “unconditional support” to the struggle of Saharawi women for liberty and independence, during the opening ceremony of its congress which attended by a Saharawi delegation.

SADR Youth and Student Cadres’ Summer University concludes its work

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Martyr Ahmed Abderahman School (refugee camps), Aug 25, 2013 (SPS) - Work of the 3rd Summer University of Youth and Student Cadres of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) concluded Saturday evening, in the presence of the President of the Republic Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz as well as members of the government and National Secretariat.

The University, named after the late Khalil Sid Mhamed, held current August 17-24 in the Saharawi refugee camps under the motto: “student branches serve the national cause.”

Drugs, new war on peoples of the region, confirms Colonel Ben Djena

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 24, 2013 (SPS) - “The drugs, which come from Morocco, threatens security of peoples of the region,” said Saturday Colonel Omar Ben Djena, Secretary General of the Algerian Strategic Studies Centre, adding that Morocco’s drugs revenues exceed more than $ 20 billion annually, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

SADR seeks natural resources investment, says Mr. Khaddad

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 24, 2013 (SPS) - Member of POLISARIO National Secretariat and Saharawi Coordinator with the MINURSO Mr. Mhamed Khaddad revealed that the Frente Polisario “is seeking investment of natural resources in the liberated territories of Western Sahara,” highlighting that considerable amounts of iron and precious metals have been discovered in the southern territories of Western Sahara.

Sahel Ulemas League underlines legitimacy of Saharawi fight against Moroccan occupation

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Boumerdes (Algeria), Aug 24, 2013 (SPS) - The League of Sahel Ulemas (scholars) expressed Thursday in Boumerdes, Algeria, its “indignation” toward Morocco’s attempts to qualify the Saharawi people of being terrorists, underlining the legitimacy of the resistance of Saharawi people against the Moroccan occupation.

Swedish Social Democratic Party supports struggle of Saharawi people

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Stockholm, Aug 24, 2013 (SPS) - The Secretary General of the Olof Palme International Centre at the Swedish Social Democratic Party Mr. Jens Orback has expressed his party’s “full support” to the struggle of Saharawi people for freedom and independence, in the framework of a sensibilization visit a Saharawi delegation made to Sweden, informed POLISARIO representation there.

The visit comes at the invitation of the Social Democratic Women of Sweden.

POLISARIO National Secretariat stresses need for regional cooperation on security

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Chaheed El Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 22, 2013 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front emphasized Wednesday the need to strengthen cooperation between countries of the region in terms of security, in a statement concluded its 6th meeting chaired by the President of the Republic , SG of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz.

Saharawi security services seize considerable amounts of cannabis coming from Morocco

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Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 19, 2013 (SPS) - Saharawi security services have seized considerable amounts of cannabis, in addition to some devices of direction (GPS) and connection (mobiles), as well as four-wheel drive cars (4x4), in sporadic operations along the Moroccan military wall, which divides the territories of Western Sahara.

POLISARIO expresses regret over Spanish Government’s biased position

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Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 19, 2013 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has expressed surprise and regret over the Spanish Government’s biased positions to Moroccan expansionist thesis, urging it to assume “its historic, legal and ethical responsibilities” in Western Sahara.