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Lines of people from near and far signed in, were handed a voting card, and cast their ballot for a free, independent and united Western Sahara. The action was symbolic and simple, but deeply emotional for all those involved. The referendum results were clear, the international legal and humanitarian ...
The bilateral talks on the future of Western Sahara that took place last week between the UN Secretary's personal envoy for the Sahara, Horst Koehler, and a Moroccan delegation led by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita who described the discussions as having been conducted “in an atmosphere ...

Rabat – Qatar reaffirmed its support of Morocco's sovereignty over the Sahara during the 7th session of the High Joint Bilateral Cooperation Commission on Monday. The 7th session of Morocco-Qatar High-Level meeting, co-chaired by Morocco's Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani and Qatar's ...
Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), March 12, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has stressed the failure of the Kingdom of Morocco in their attempt to compromise Western Sahara's membership of the African Union (AU). Speaking at the closing ...
Rabat – When a Moroccan delegation met with the UNSG Personal Envoy for the Western Sahara Horst Kohler in Lisbon on Tuesday, it was not “talks process,” but rather a first meeting to discuss the evolution of the issue, said Minister Delegate for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, Mustapha El ...
Rabat – The Republic of Azerbaijan expressed on Monday its support for the territorial integrity of Morocco and the autonomy plan proposed by the Kingdom to find a fair solution to the issue of the Western Sahara. At the meeting of the first session of the joint commission of cooperation between Morocco ...

In addition to this case and many like it, other serious violations of international humanitarian law include population transfers into the occupied territory, the plundering of the natural resources of Western Sahara, and the dispersion of Sahrawi prisoners in detention centres hundreds of kilometres from their ...
Algiers, March 3, 2018 (SPS) -The prospects for the resumption of talks on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict have brightened since the appointment of German Horst Kohler as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, who is holding a series of meetings with the parties to the conflict ...
Washington (United States), March 3, 2018 (SPS) - US Western Sahara Foundation welcomed Friday the European Court of Justice's ruling on the European Union's fishing agreement with Morocco, stating that it does not apply to Western Sahara and reaffirming Saharawi people's inalienable right to ...
Geneva, March 02, 2018 (SPS) – Algeria has renewed on Wednesday in Geneva during the 37th session of Human Rights Council, call for integrating a Human Rights section in the UN Mission for referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). It has also called for sending regular missions of the UN High ...

This so-called Fisheries Partnership Agreement has been in place since 2006 and will expire in July 2018, while a process of renewal is underway. The ruling from the ECJ clearly states that any such agreement with Morocco could not include the waters off Western Sahara, over which Morocco claims ...
According to Wathelet, the deal should be broken off because it applies to the shores of Western Sahara, an "illegally occupied" area. An eventual court adoption of Wathelet's view would have far-reaching implications not only for future EU-Morocco relations but for the entire external policy of the EU.
The dispute between the Kingdom of Morocco (“Morocco”) and the Polisario Front, over Western Sahara, is one of such dispute where Ghana must, once again, show leadership by remaining neutral but actively so. Ghana cannot be seen to be taking sides in the dispute and most importantly, against a very ...
These assessments, which are already subjective, do not extend to the occupied territories of Western Sahara. In a militarized environment with aggressive controls on media and citizen reporting, few stories of Western Sahara reach audiences beyond the immediate region. Local journalists and media ...
While Rabat still insists on its right to the Western Sahara region, in recent years it has proposed a self-rule system under Moroccan sovereignty. Ghazzal's remarks come after Polisario FM Mohammad Salem Ould Salek -- at a Monday press conference convened in Algeria -- said the Front was ready to ...
The European Commission is seeking a trade deal with Morocco but some MEPs say a draft appears to ignore a European Court of Justice ruling on the disputed territory of Western Sahara. However, a commission spokesperson on Monday (5 February) said they are sticking to the judgement and that any ...
Rabat – With the presentation of the UN's annual report on Western Sahara around the corner, Morocco, emboldened by the increasing public support for its Sahara position, is choosing to adopt the “offensive”, therefore deterring any hostilities towards its position. “Morocco is no longer trifling with the ...
All these experiences are on vivid display in “Oulaya's Wedding,” Libyan-American ethnomusicologist Hisham Mayet's intimate and completely engaging documentary about a lavish five-day wedding festival in Dakhla, a coastal town in Western Sahara. Mayet will be at the Speed Art Museum on ...


 

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