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December 2013

AU Commission on Peace and Security calls to encounter challenges to peace in Western Sahara

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Banjul (Gambia), December 31, 2013 (SPS) - The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Mr. Ismail Chergui, called to encounter the challenges that impede the peace in a number of African regions including the Western Sahara.


During  Peace and Security Council meeting of heads of state and government in Banjul, Gambia, the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union said that efforts will be continued to address these challenges through actions which will be put in place. (SPS)



Self-determination is solution to Western Sahara issue (Algerian Foreign Minister)

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Paris, December 31, 2013 (SPS) -  Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra highlighted that the solution to the Western Sahara issue is to enable Sahrawi people to exercise self-determination.  


In an interview with monthly magazine Africa Asia in its edition of January to be issued Tuesday,  the Algerian chief diplomat said "whether the question of Palestine and the Western Sahara, self-determination is the solution."


Sahrawi people determination for independence remains "intact," says Sahrawi President

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AWSERD (Saharawi refugee camps) - Sahrawi President, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, said Tuesday in Awserd that the determination of the Saharawi people to fight against the Moroccan occupation and gain independence remains "intact".


"We renew our oath to our brave martyrs and our prisoners languishing in Moroccan jails that our determination remains intact to fight against the Moroccan occupation for gaining independence," said Abdelaziz in a speech delivered before the 8th Saharawi Youth Congress.


8th Sahrawi Youth Congress: Participants call for support of Sahrawi people struggle for freedom and independence

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Awserd (Sahrawi refugee camps), December 30, 2013 (SPS) – The participants to the International Conference of Solidarity with the Sahrawi People organized on the sidelines of the 8th Congress of Sahrawi Youth Union called Monday in the Wilaya of Awserd, Sahrawi refugee camps, for support of Sahrawi people’s struggle for freedom and independence.


EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, scandalous and disgraceful

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AWSERD (Saharawi refugee camps), December 30, 2013 (SPS) - The fisheries agreement concluded recently between the European Union (EU) and Morocco for the "illegal" exploitation of Western Sahara’s fisheries resources is "scandalous and disgraceful," said Monday in Awserd the representatives of international youth organizations.


Struggle of Saharawi people is struggle for justice and human rights (Swedish representative)

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Auserd (Saharawi refugee camps) December 29, 2013 (SPS) - The representative of Swedish Social Democratic Party affirmed Sunday in the Wilaya of Auserd, Saharawi refugee camps, that the struggle of the Saharawi people is "struggle for justice, human rights and democracy," in a speech delivered during the opening of the Eighth Sahrawi Youth Conference.  


The representative also affirmed that her organisation attaches great importance to the Sahrawi issue, expressing their solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence.

International youth organizations express solidarity with Sahrawi youth

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Auserd (Saharawi refugee camps) December 30, 2013 (SPS) -  The international delegations present at the Eighth Congress of Sahrawi Youth Union has expressed "full" solidarity  and support with the struggle of Saharawi youth for the liberation of the Western Sahara.


In its speech during the opening ceremony of the Conference, the Algerian Youth Organisation reaffirmed its  support to the Saharawi Youth and people, saying that their participation is "an expression of solidarity with the Saharawi Youth and people."


Youth delegation from occupied territories attends Eighth Congress of Sahrawi Youth Union

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Auserd (Sahrawi refugee camps), December 29, 2013 (SPS ) - A youth delegation from the occupied territories of Western Sahara,  representing various forces of the intifada, is taking part in the Eighth Congress of the Sahrawi Youth Union, held in the Wilaya of Auserd, Sahrawi refugee camps.


The delegation is composed of 10 human rights activists from different regions of Sahrawi  occupied territories, southern Morocco and university sites.


Sahrawi youth is invited to continue fight to snatch Sahrawi people’s right to freedom and independence (President of Republic)

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Auserd (Saharawi refugee camps), December 29, 2013 (SPS) - Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Republic, Secretary General of POLISARIO Front, has invited  the Sahrawi youth to continue the fight in order to snatch the right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence.
 In his address to the participants of the Eighth Congress of the Sahrawi Youth Union, opened Sunday evening in the Wilaya of Auserd, Sahrawi refugee camps, President Mohamed Abdelaziz highlighted ‘the Sahrawi youth is invited to carry the torch of continuity, bearing in

8th Congress of Saharawi Youth Union starts in Auserd

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Auserd (Sahrawi refugee camps), December 29, 2013 (SPS) - The works of the 8th Congress of Saharawi Youth Union (UJSARIO) started Sunday in Auserd with the participation of about 180 foreign delegates from Europe, Africa and America and about 800 Saharawis.


This congress is being held under the slogan "rekindle the struggle against the Moroccan colonizer to impose independence."


New SADR ambassador accredited to Republic of Angola

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Luanda, December 28, 2013 (SPS) -  The new SADR ambassador, Malainin Sadik, has been accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to the Republic of Angola, according to a statement of the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received by SPS Saturday.


8th Congress of Saharawi Youth Union: "rekindle" struggle against Moroccan occupation

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ALGEIERS, December 29, 2013 (SPS) - Some 150 young representatives of European, African and American organizations will participate, along with 1,000 young Sahrawis, in the 8th Congress of the Saharawi Youth Union (UJSARIO) scheduled from 29 to 31 December in the province of Aousserd (Saharawi refugee camps).


The meeting is held under the slogan "rekindle the struggle against the Moroccan colonizer to impose independence," UJSARIO’s communication officer Mahfoudh Salama told Algerian Press Service (APS).


Eighth Conference of Sahrawi Youth Union held Sunday

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Auserd (Sahrawi refugee camps), December 28, 2013 (SPS) -  The Eighth Conference of the Youth Union of Saguia El Hamra and Rio e Oro (UJTSARIO) will be held Sunday in the Wilaya of Auserd, Sahrawi refugee camps,  according to the organising  Committee.


About 200 delegates from more than 30 countries, including heads and members of youth organizations and councils from Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States, the source indicated.


Rally in support of disappeared Sahrawis and political prisoners in Balearic Islands

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Mallorca (Balearic Islands), december 28, 2013 (SPS) -  The Association of Friends of Saharawi People in the Balearic Islands, Spain, organized Wednesday a rally in support of the disappeared Sahrawis and Sahrawi political prisoners.


The friends of Saharawi people gathered to show their support and solidarity with the disappeared Sahrawis, group of 15 young Sahrawis abducted in 2005 by Moroccan state and Sahrawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons.


President of Republic calls on UN to protect ‘defenseless’ Saharawis in occupied territories

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Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), December 27, 2013 (SPS) -  President of Republic Secretary General of the POLISARIO Front Mohamed Abdelaziz invited the United Nations to intervene to protect ‘defenseless’ Saharawi citizens in the occupied territories of Western Sahara from ‘such inhuman and unacceptable practices’ carried out by Morocco, in a letter sent Thursday to UN secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
President of Republic also called on the international community to exert necessary pressure on the Moroccan regime to comply with internatio

Western Sahara: global mobilization for human rights of Saharawi people

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WASHINGTON, December 26, 2013 (SPS)  - The continuing violation of human rights of the Saharawi people by Morocco sparked in 2013, an unprecedented global mobilization marking more pressure on the Moroccan government which is facing harsh criticism from the international community.


Grasping the magnitude of these violations, several countries including the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations and international Human Rights NGOs severely criticized the Moroccan authorities for serious abuses against Saharawis


dozens injured after "violent" intervention in occupied city of El Aaiun

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El Aaium (Occupied Territories), December 26, 2013 (SPS) - More than 20 Sahrawi civilians were injured Wednesday in the occupied city of El Aaiun following violent intervention of Moroccan forces against a peaceful demonstration, according to a statement of the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.


National Secretariat demands to accelerate organization of referendum

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Shaheed El Hafed (Sahrawi refugee camps), December 26, 2013 (SPS) - The National Secretariat demanded the acceleration of the organization of the referendum, renewing the willingness of the POLISARIO Front to cooperate with the United Nations for the decolonization of Western Sahara, in a final communiqué following its seventh ordinary session, held Wednesday, chaired by Mohamed Abdelaziz, president of the republic and secretary general of the POLISARIO Front.


Algeria and Yemen attached to UN resolutions in favor of just and lasting solution to Western Sahara

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Algiers, December 25, 2013 (SPS) - Algeria and Yemen have reaffirmed their commitment to UN resolutions supporting the efforts of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for "a just and lasting solution accepted by the two parties to the conflict "in Western Sahara, in a joint statement issued Tuesday after the official visit to Algeria by the Yemeni Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Bassindawa,


Cancellation of Morocco-EU fisheries agreement examined by lawyers

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CHAHID EL HAFEDH (Sahrawis refugee camps), December 25, 2013 (SPS) - Saharawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz has recently received two French lawyers, Gilles Perreux and Noureddine Chems, after their visit to the Saharawi refugee camps.


The meeting between the Saharawi president and the two lawyers focused on illegitimacy of the fisheries agreement inked between Morocco and the European Union (EU) and the export of Sahrawi agricultural products.