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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Western Sahara: UNGA Adopts Resolution Supporting Negotiation Process

New York (UN)- The UN General Assembly adopted, on Friday, without a vote, a resolution on the Western Sahara issue, previously adopted by the 4th committee last October, and in which the UNGA reiterates the UN's support for the search of a negotiated political solution as well as to the parameters set by the UNSC since 2007.  The UNGA supports the process of negotiations initiated by resolution 1754 (2007) ...

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Polisario Snipers Killed Malian Troop Leaders in Kidal, Malian Paper

Bamako - Polisario snipers were responsible for the killing of Malian troop leaders in bloody clashes last May in the northern region of Kidal, Malian Daily, L’indépendant, said on Thursday. The paper said that Malian intelligence services have found enough evidence showing the involvement of the Polisario snipers in the killing of the Malian troop leaders including Colonel Fayçal. L’indépendant added that ...

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Morocco’s Opposition Parties Unveil Initiative to Implement Autonomy In ‘Western Sahara’

Rabat - Moroccan opposition parties, namely the Socialist union of popular forces (USFP), the Istiqlal party (PI), Authenticity and modernity party (PAM) and the Constitutional union (UC) unveiled on Wednesday a national initiative for the implementation of autonomy in the so-called Western Sahara. The four parties' leaders, officials and MPs, said they will set in motion a comprehensive mobilization progra ...

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Darya’s Case Shows Polisario’s Violation of Separated Families’ Rights: French NGO

Rabat - By confining the young Darya Embarek Selma in the Tindouf camps, the polisario is, once again, violating fundamental human rights, notably the freedom of movement of members of separated families, the French association for the promotion of fundamental freedoms (APLF) said. In a statement to MAP, Vice-President of the APLF, Christophe Boutin deplored that for the second time in less than a year, the ...

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Darya, Another Girl Who Calls For Her Liberation From Tindouf Camps

Madrid - Like Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who was set free thanks to an international mobilisation after 90 days of captivity, another girl is being held against her will in the Polisario-run camps in south-western Algeria. The 25-year old Darya Embarek Selma is held by her biological family in connivance with the Polisario leadership who prevent her from returning to Tenerife in the Canary Islands where she ...

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Western Sahara: GCC Countries, Jordan Support Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Rabat - The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Jordan reiterated Tuesday in Doha, their support for the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco to resolve the conflict of the ‘Western Sahara.’ In a communique released at the end of the 4th Ministerial meeting of the GCC, Jordan and Morocco, the foreign ministers of these countries reiterated their "support for the serious and credible autonom ...

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NGO Says Tindouf Camps Live To Rhythm Of Protests

Rabat  -  Tindouf camps, on the Algerian soil, live to the rhythm of protests in a climate of heightened tension, which prompted Polisario to toughen its blockade on the camps, the Moroccan Alliance for Citizenship and Human rights warned Monday. In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General, the NGO calls for "urgent action to put an end to the violations and abuses carried out by Polisario militia and ...

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