April 2016

Saharawi political prisoner begins hunger strike at Moroccan prison of Ait Melloul

Ait Melloul (Morocco), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - Saharawi political prisoner Mbarek Daoudi on Friday began a 48 hour hunger strike to express solidarity with the Sahrawi students in the prison of Marrakech, Saharawi political prisoner Abdel Khaleg Merkhi and condemn the crime of the assassination of Saharawi martyr Ibrahim Saika.

Polisario demands decisive Security Council action to restore MINURSO mandate

Washington (United States), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front called on Friday the Security Council to take a "decisive" action to allow the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to fully fulfill its mandate and to set a firm schedule for negotiations with Morocco.

Security Council backs new round of Polisario-Morocco talks

Washington (United States), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - UN Security Council called Friday on the Polisario Front and Morocco to start a new round of negotiations, reiterating  its support to the efforts made by Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for Western Sahara, for the settlement of the conflict.

Polisario Front welcomes renewal of MINURSO mandate

New York, April 29, 2016 (SPS) - The Representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nation, Boukhari Ahmed, has welcomed the renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by the UN Security Council.

Western Sahara: UN Security Council extends MINURSO's mandate till 30 April 2017

Washington, April 26, 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday has adopted the resolution 2285 (2016) extending the mandate of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for one year until 30 April 2016.

The United States-drafted resolution was backed by 10 countries in the 15-member Security Council, while two voted against and three others abstained.SPS

 

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Morocco's human rights violations against Sahrawi prisoners: WSAF blames Security Council

London, April 29, 2016 (SPS) - The international organization supporting Western Sahara and based in the United Kingdom, Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) has blamed the United Nations Security Council for Morocco's human rights violations against Sahrawi prisoners.

Prime Minister oversees graduation of second promotion of reserve units for defense and national security

Martyr Ammi Military School,  April  28, 2016 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar oversees today the graduation of second promotion of reserve units for defense and national security in  military School of martyr Ammi.

 

US draft resolution on Western Sahara altered under French pressure

Washington (United States), April 28, 2016 (SPS) - US draft resolution on Western Sahara, requiring from Morocco to immediately re-establish the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), was altered on Wednesday under the pressure of France, which has reduced its value and removed its urgency," UN sources said Wednesday.

The former Foreign Minister of Finland: I don’t see the Moroccan side being interested in any solution, and is undermining the UN’s resolutions.

Helsinki (Finland),  April 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Finish former Foreign Minister, Mr. Erkki Tuomioja stressed in an interview with the Association for the Monitoring of the resources and for the protection of the environment (AMRPENWS), I have been a minister for eleven years, and all these years, I don’t see the Moroccan side being interested in any solution, and is undermining the UN’s resolutions...

President of Republic Envoy holds several political meetings in Italy

Rome, April 28, 2016 (SPS) - Minister Counsellor and Personal Envoy of the President of Republic, Mr. Bashir Mustapha Sayed, held several meeting at different levels, the government, parliament and political parties during his visit to Italy.

President Envoy accompanied by Polisario Front’s representative in Italy, Mr. Amih Omar has met the Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of the Mediterranean region, Mr. Enzo Amendula,

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