Dissident Group Raises Moroccan Flag Inside Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Kifaya, a dissident group inside the Tindouf camps, has released a video in which it shows support for the territorial integrity of Morocco. In the video posted in YouTube, the Moroccan flag is seen floating deep inside the Polisario-controlled camps. Pictures of King Mohammed VI can also be seen in the video, in addition to signs reading "Yes to autonomy" in French. ...

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Ross Meets With Leaders of Polisario in Tindouf

Rabat- The Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, held Tuesday a meeting with the Polisario Front in the Tindouf camps just three weeks before the presentation of his report to the United Nations' Security Council. The American diplomat is in the Tindouf camps for a three-day visit. He is expected to meet with members of the Polisario Front's ...

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Russia’s Position on ‘Western Sahara’ ‘wise’: Moroccan Ambassador

Moscow - Morocco’s ambassador to Moscow Abdelkader Lachhab described, on Thursday, Russia’s stand regarding the “Western Sahara” issue as "a wise position" that favors a political, mutually acceptable solution to the conflict. Speaking to Russian news agency Spoutnik, Lachhab pointed to the regional character of the artificial dispute over the Sahara which "results in the interference of regional players in ...

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Former French Premier Calls for Political Dialogue on ‘Western Sahara’

Dakhla - Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, said Saturday in the Moroccan city of Dakhla in the so-called Western Sahara, there is an "urgent need" for political dialogue "after 40 years of a painful conflict over the Sahara issue." "We cannot forget here in Dakhla the urgent need for political dialogue after 40 years of painful conflict around the Sahara issue," said Mr. De Villepin, who w ...

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Crans Montana Forum: International Recognition of Morocco’s Sovereignty over ‘Western Sahara‘

Dakhla, Morocco - The Crans Montana Forum held on 13-14 March in the southern city of Dakhla, in the co-called Western Sahara, marks "a diplomatic victory" for Morocco and an "international recognition" of the kingdom's territorial sovereignty over its southern provinces, wrote London’s newspaper "Al Arab” on Friday. In a report on the opening of the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Morocco, featuring partici ...

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Jesse Jackson in Southern Morocco

Dakhla, Morocco - Widely circulating in Morocco via YouTube at the moment is the following video of American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition, taken earlier today in Dakhla, the capital of Morocco's southernmost province. He is dancing to a local love song -- the entrancing rhythm unique to the people of the Saharan desert; its lyrics in the distinctivel ...

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Western Sahara: King Abdullah II Reiterates Jordan’s Support for Morocco

Casablanca  -  King Abdullah II of Jordan reiterated his country's position in favor of Morocco's territorial integrity, said a joint statement issued on Thursday following the official working visit to the Kingdom by the Hashemite sovereign and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The Jordanian sovereign underlined that the Moroccan autonomy proposal, for the settlement of the ar ...

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Tindouf Camps: Youth Movement ‘Kifaya’ Displays Moroccan Flag

Rabat - A new group of young activists emerged in the Tindouf camps opposing the Polisario leadership. Under the name "Kifaya” (enough) Youth Movement, the young activists have been motivated by the desire to fight against “the corrupt leadership of the Polisario” and uncover “its various forms of trafficking and to denounce the front violations of human rights.” Although the movement is new, its members ar ...

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Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco: Morocco’s Ambassador to Egypt

Rabat - Saad Alami, Morocco's ambassador to Egypt and a member of the Istiqlal Party, said that the eastern regions of Bechar and Tindouf belong to Morocco. In an interview with local newspaper (Echorouk), Alami said that documents and international references attest to the sovereignty of Morocco over these territories, adding that before their annexation to Algeria by France, the territories were the scene ...

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Spanish ‘El Mundo’ Underlines ‘Massive Fraud’ in EU’s Aid to Tindouf Camps

Rabat - The European Union's aid to populations in the Polisario-controlled Tindouf camps (southwestern Algeria) is "massively defrauded" by the Polisario leaders and Algeria, writes Spanish paper "El Mundo," citing a report by the EU's anti-fraud office (OLAF). Embezzlement was revealed by the EU's office in a 250-page report, which shows how the humanitarian aid extended by the EU, between 2003 and 2007, ...

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Western Sahara: France Reiterates Support For Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Rabat  -  France reiterated its support for the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco as a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution to the Western Sahara issue, said a joint French-Moroccan statement issued on the occasion of the working visit paid to Morocco by France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius. "France reiterated its support for efforts made under the UN aegis to reach a political settlemen ...

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Morocco Accuses Polisario of Embezzlement of Humanitarian Aid in Tindouf Camps

Geneva - Morocco accused, on Tuesday before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), of embezzlement of humanitarian aid  and condemned the“human rights abuse” of populations in the camps of Tindouf, reiterating its call to conduct a census and “lift the blockade imposed on them.” Speaking at the UNHRC High Level Segment in Geneva, Moroccan Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida drew t ...

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