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Western Sahara: Morocco’s Muffled Diplomatic Voice in Washington and New York

Washington DC - Every year, as time approaches the UN Security Council consultations on the Western Sahara conflict, Moroccan officials start a flurry of diplomatic activities to counter any “possible” negative outcomes. Unfortunately, seldom do these actions succeed in finding a lasting resolution to this simmering regional dispute. It may be time for Rabat to go back to the drawing board and review its in ...

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Tindouf Camps: Morocco Slams Human Rights Watch’s Report As ‘Deliberate Confusion’

Rabat-  Mahjoub El Haiba, Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, slammed the "deliberate confusion" caused by Human Rights watch’s latest report on human rights in Tindouf. "It is important to note the deliberate confusion caused by the report which provides little credible data and biased and incomplete conclusions", Mr. El Haiba said in an exclusive interview with MAP. For El Haiba, the report feeds ...

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Madrid Satisfied with Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive in Tindouf

Madrid - The Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry voiced, on Wednesday, its satisfaction with the release of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, held captive since last summer in the camps of Tindouf (south-western Algeria). A spokesperson of the Spanish ministry, quoted by "Europapress" news agency, said he was glad of the happy ending of this woman's story. Mahjouba is currently in Algiers waiting ...

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Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Escapes From Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, the young Saharawi who was held against her will in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, managed to escape from the camps on Tuesday, according to El Mundo. As soon as she left the camps, the young Spanish citizen took refuge in the Spanish consulate in Algiers. She is expected to return to Spain later today. Mahjouba retrieved her freedom with the help of a group of friends who ...

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Egypt Denies that an Official Egyptian Delegation Visited Tindouf Camps

Taroudante -The Egyptian Embassy in Rabat has denied  allegations that an Egyptian official has paid an official visit, at any level, to the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Contrary to what some media outlets have claimed, the Egyptian embassy in Morocco refuted the claims that “An Egyptian delegation led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture of the country paid an official visit to the Tindouf camps.” The ...

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UNSG Personal Envoy to Brief Security Council on ‘Western Sahara ‘

Rabat-UN Personal Envoy of the Secretary General, Christopher Ross, will brief this afternoon in a closed-door meeting, the members of the Security Council on the latest developments of the “mediation process” of the ‘Western Sahara’ issue. The briefing comes six months after the adoption of Security Council resolution 2152, which extended the mandate of MINURSO for a year. The resolution urged the parties ...

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Spanish NGO’s Call for Release of Sahrawi-Born Spanish Woman Held in Tindouf

Tarragona (Spain) – Moroccan and Spanish NGOs staged Thursday in Tarragona (south of Catalonia) a new demonstration in solidarity with Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, a Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent held in captivity since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Dozens of Spanish human rights activists took part in this sit-in which is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled b ...

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Spain Demands Release of Sahrawi Woman Held Captive In Tindouf

Madrid  -  The Spanish government demanded a swift solution to the situation of young Sahrawi woman Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf, who is held captive in the camps of Tindouf since last summer.  A statement by the Spanish foreign affairs ministry, issued on Thursday, said that the government is following "with a lot of interest" this issue and demands a swift and positive solution to the situation of young Sahr ...

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Morocco’s Autonomy for Western Sahara “Serious, Realistic, Credible”: US Ambassador

Rabat  - US ambassador in Morocco, Dwight Bush, reiterated Washington's support to the Moroccan autonomy proposal in the ‘Western Sahara’, which it has repeatedly welcomed as "serious, realistic and credible". "We continue to consider as serious, realistic and credible the autonomy proposal made by Morocco to settle the dispute", the US diplomat said in an interview with Moroccan "Al Massae" daily. He insis ...

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Spain Strives to Release Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman in Tindouf: Spanish FM

Madrid  - Spanish foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "daily measures" are being taken to ensure the release of the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf held in captivity by the Polisario since last summer in the Tindouf camps in southwestern Algeria. The embassy and the consulate of Spain in Algiers "are taking daily measures" in order to end Mahjouba’s detention, ...

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Catalonia: Demo Thursday in solidarity with Sahrawi-born Spanish Woman Detained in Tindouf

Barcelona - The Moroccan-Spanish platform for supporting the Spanish young woman of Sahrawi descent Mahjouba Mohamed Hamdidaf will organize Thursday in Tarragona (100 km south of Barcelona) a new sit-in to protest against her detention since last summer by the Polisario in the Tindouf camps in Algeria. This new sit-in is part of a series of demonstrations scheduled by Moroccan and Spanish NGOs across Spain ...

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Morocco to Spend MAD 15 Million on Documentary Films on ‘Western Sahara’

Marrakech - According to Mustapha El Khalfi, the spokesman for the Minister of Communication and Government, the Morocco has allocated a budget of MAD 15 million to produce documentary films about the so-called Western Sahara. In a press conference held last Thursday, in Rabat, the Ministry of Communication, in cooperation and the Moroccan Cinema Center, announced that they will co-produce documentaries on ...

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