UN Called Upon to Investigate Embezzlement of Humanitarian Aid in Tindouf Camps

Barcelona  - The Association of the friends of the Moroccan Sahara in Spain called for the setting up by the UN of a commission to investigate the embezzlement of the aid sent to the population held against their will in Tindouf camps and to bring before justice those responsible for such a diversion. The Association also urged the UN General Assembly and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to put pressure on Alg ...

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Ban Ki-moon Rejects Manoeuvres Attempting to Exploit UN Mission, French Expert

Paris - The guarantees provided by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to the nature of the UN mission in the Moroccan Sahara show that he "rejects the manoeuvres of some parties who attempted to exploit the UN mission, making it lose its neutrality and objectivity," Director of the Centre for Geopolitical Studies (OEG), Charles Saint-Prot, said. In an analysis entitled "Morocco's Diplomatic Success", Sa ...

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Algeria’s refusal of population census encourages aid embezzlement in Tindouf

Brussels - Algeria's obstinate refusal to allow a census of population held captive in the camps of Tindouf encourages mass and organized embezzlement of international humanitarian aid, Euro-deputy Gilles Pargneaux said on Friday. "We should be aware that the overestimation of population in the camps of Tindouf helped to set up this European food aid embezzlement and resale system," said Pargneaux in respon ...

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King Mohammed VI Receives Phone Call From UN Secretary General

Rabat - King Mohammed VI received, on Thursday, a phone call from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said a statement by the Royal Office. During the phone conversation, Ban Ki Moon thanked the King for Morocco's active role and constructive commitment in support of the UN agenda whether concerning peacekeeping, human development promotion or the fight against extremism and radicalization, said the statement ...

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‘Western Sahara’ : Ivorian President Reiterates ‘full Support’ for Morocco’s Autonomy Proposal

Marrakech  -  President of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara reiterated the "full support" of his country for Morocco’s proposal to grant autonomy to its southern provinces in the so-called Western Sahara, under the kingdom’s sovereignty. President Ouattara "reiterates the full support of Côte d'Ivoire for Morocco’s proposal to grant substantial autonomy to the Sahara region within the framework of the sover ...

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Sahrawi Activists Seek to Overthrow Polisario Leadership in 2015

Taroudant - In a new video posted on YouTube Friday, three members of the Saharawi revolutionary movement “Shabab Attaghier” or “Youth for Change,” revealed the movement’s determination to overthrow the current Sahrawi corrupted leadership in 2015 and release Sahrawi captives kept against their will in Tindouf Camps. “The Sahrawi public opinion has witnessed the alleged alert plan by the deceitful Polisario ...

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France’s Stance on Western Sahara Unchanged: Spokesperson of French Foreign Ministry

Paris  - The stance of France over the Western Sahara issue is well-known and remains unchanged, said spokesperson of the French foreign affairs ministry Romain Nadal on Wednesday. Answering a question, at a press briefing, about the attendance of French Agriculture minister and government spokesperson Stéphane Le Foll of an event organized by the polisario in the city of Le Mans, the spokesperson of the Fr ...

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US Aid For Southern Provinces Has Clear Bipartisan Support At Congress: Expert

Washington - The unequivocal strengthening of US aid for development in the southern provinces also known as “Western Sahara,” as provided for in the 2015 appropriation bill which was promulgated Tuesday by President Barack Obama, enjoys a majority bipartisan support at the US congress, Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, was quoted by MAP as saying on Thursday.  The Republica ...

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Polisario Front Carry Out Military Maneuvers Near Moroccan Borders

Fez — The Polisario Front has engaged in military maneuvers in the Sahara near the Mauritanian border, according to Algerian news agency APS.   “The tactical maneuvers were performed in d’Aghouinit zone in the seventh Sahrawi military region in the presence of the general secretary of the Polisario Mohamed Abdelaziz,” APS reported on Thursday. The exercise, a simulation of a defensive military operation, to ...

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Samir Bennis’ Lecture About ‘Western Sahara’ in New Jersey

New York - In a lecture on Saturday December 6 in New Jersey, MWN co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Samir Bennis shed light on the questions of the so-called Western Sahara. At the outset of his lecture, Mr. Bennis stated that the three elements that support Morocco’s legitimate claims over the Sahara. In this regard, he said that Morocco’s position is based on three factors: 1-  The historical ties of sovere ...

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Discontent in Tindouf Leads to Radicalization of Youth: Elcano Real Institute

Madrid  -  Discontent prevailing in the camps of Tindouf, south of Algeria, opens the door to the radicalization of the young population which might facilitate its integration in jihadist groups, said Spanish Think tank Elcano Royal Institute. The lack of political progress and discontent in the camps open the door to the radicalization of the young population, said the Institute in a report on Tuesday. Thi ...

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Autonomy in ‘Western Sahara’ under Moroccan Sovereignty, Revolutionary Solution

Panama City  - Secretary executive of the Forum of Presiding Officers of Legislative Assemblies of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL) Santiago Rivas Leclair described the autonomy proposal in the ‘Western Sahara’, under the Moroccan sovereignty, as a revolutionary and very advanced solution for the final settlement of this issue. Rivas Leclair said in a statement to MAP, on the sidelines of hi ...

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