June 2016

Violent suppression of protest against plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources

Occupied Aaiun, June 30, 2016 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently to disperse a Sahrawi protest against the presence of the Polish company Geofizyka Krakow in Western Sahara, working for Morocco, said Wesdnesday the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

Danish Pension Funds and Banks exclude companies working in Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark) 30 June 2016 (SPS) -According  to Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW),  In Denmark, large debates followed the publication of the report Investments in occupied country by the Danish NGO Afrika Kontakt, on 3 March 2016.

Sahrawi Mining Authority welcomes Norwegian decision to exclude two companies working for Morocco

Chahid El Hafed, June 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Petroleum and Mining Authority welcomed the decision of Norway’s Central Bank to exclude two oil companies working off the coast of Western Sahara for Morocco, because of the “serious violations of the basic ethical standards,” said Wednesday the Authority in a communiqué.

Norway’s Central Bank excludes two oil companies working in Western Sahara

Oslo, June 29, 2016 (SPS) - The Central Bank of Norway excluded two oil companies working off the coast of Western Sahara for Morocco, because of the “serious violations of the basic ethical standards,” according to the Bank’s Council of ethics, cited by the news agency Reuters.

Sao Paulo Forum supports Saharawi people legitimate cause

San Salvador (El Salvador), June 28, 2016 (SPS) - "The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Sao Paolo in the Salvadoran capital, San Salvador, between 23 and 26 this month, adopted a series of resolutions that support the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people ", said a Sahrawi diplomatic source.

President of Republic inaugurates workshop of repair and maintenance of trucks

Shaheed Al-Hafed (Refugee Camps), June 27, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Jatri Adduh inaugurated Monday a workshop for the repair and maintenances of trucks, in the presence of Minster of Interior Hamma Salama and several members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and the SADR government.

Tindouf: 400 food parcels for families in need in Sahrawi refugee camps

Tindouf (Algeria), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - About 400 families in need in Sahrawi refugee camps received, Sunday, as part of a special Ramadan solidarity action, food parcels given by the association El-Islah Ouel Irchad, the association told APS.

President of Republic: Polisario Front worried about non-return of Minurso's civil staff

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Khatri Addouh expressed Polisario Front's worry following Morocco's refusal to allow the civil staff of the MINURSO resume full functions, in accordance with resolution 2285 (2016) of the Security Council. 

President of Republic calls on UN to set up direct talks plan with defined timetable

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of Republic Khatri Addouh, on Sunday called on the United Nations to set up a plan of talks process which must be "direct, intense, high-level and with a defined timetable" between the two parties to the conflict.

Stephen Zunes: Testimony before the conference on decolonization

 

United Nations, June 23, 2016

Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco

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