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Western Sahara: Morocco Reiterates ‘Firm Commitment’ to Political Process, Urges ‘Neutrality’ of UN Secretariat

New York, United Nations - Morocco's ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale reiterated Tuesday in New York the Kingdom's "firm commitment" to the political process which "inevitably requires neutrality of the UN Secretariat," warning that any attempt to alter the mandate of the MINURSO "could even jeopardize its very existence". "I would like to reiterate our firm commitment to the political process w ...

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Morocco’s autonomy plan receives constant European recognition, support

Brussels - The choice of compromise adopted by Morocco to address the regional dispute over the western Sahara continues to gain wider acceptance among the international community, particularly in Europe, which considers Morocco's autonomy plan a reasonable serious and credible solution to the conflict. EU institutions, organizations and MPs constantly manifest their appreciation for the Moroccan autonomy p ...

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Western Sahara: Christopher Ross to Visit the Region in September

Rabat- The United Nations Secretary General’s Personal Envoy to the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross,  is due to visit the region next September in order to revive talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front. This visit of the American diplomat is believed to take place before the holding of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly next September. Since January 2009, Morocco and the Polisario held 10 i ...

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Sahrawi family from Tindouf camps moves to Morocco

Laayoune - A Sahrawi family from the Tindouf camps, composed of six members, currently in Morocco as part of the exchange of family visits between the camps and the Moroccan southern provinces, decided to stay in the motherland and leave for good the said camps, fleeing the suffering endured by Moroccans held captive by the polisario militia on the Algerian territory. The family, made up of the father, moth ...

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Morocco participates in workshop on fight against transnational threats in Sahel in Dakar

Dakar - A workshop on "the fight against transnational threats in the Sahel" kicked off Monday in Dakar with the participation of a number of experts and specialists from several international and regional organizations as well as several countries including Morocco. Initiated by the African Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS), the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, the Senegalese government, this five-day seminar will ...

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Washington: Moroccan official warns against Polisario members’ involvement with AQIM & MUJAO

Washington- Terrorist groups preying in the Sahel-Sahara region are, henceforth, allying with separatism advocates and at least 100 members of the Polisario are actively committed with the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Movement for oneness and jihad in West Africa (MUJAO). The warning came from Morocco's general delegate for the penitentiary administration and reintegration, Mohamed Salah Tamek, w ...

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Morocco Declares Victory at the UN?: Not So Fast

By Majid Morceli Rabat- Since the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) decision to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for a year without a human rights mandate, the Moroccan government and its allies have hailed the decision as a victory for Morocco and a loss for the enemies of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity.  But what actually happened ...

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Senegal supports Morocco’s autonomy plan for Sahara, Senegalese FM

Dakar - Senegal strongly supports the autonomy plan for the Sahara presented by Morocco within its sovereignty and territorial integrity, reaffirmed Senegalese foreign minister, Mankeur Ndiaye. Quoted by Senegalese daily "Le Soleil et Le Populaire," the head of the Senegalese diplomacy said Dakar and Rabat are working together to preserve the integrity and the defense of the first national cause of Morocco. ...

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Sahara : Paraguay supports UN-brokered solution respecting Morocco’s territorial integrity

Rabat - Paraguay supports a UN-brokered solution respecting the territorial integrity of Morocco, said, on Wednesday in Rabat, speaker of the National Paraguayan Congress Julio César Velasquez Tilleria. We confirm our commitment to strengthening our relations with Morocco and we reiterate our stand over the Sahara issue in favor of a UN-brokered solution that respects the territorial integrity of Morocco in ...

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Sahara: political solution and cooperation in AMU to contribute to Sahel stability, UNSC

New York (UN) - The UN Security Council deemed, on Tuesday, that a mutually-acceptable political solution to the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara and a reinforced cooperation within the Arab Maghreb Union will contribute to stability in the Sahel region. Reaching a political solution to the long-running dispute and a reinforced cooperation between the member states of the Arab Maghreb Union will ...

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Tindouf camps, ‘only refugee camps in the world’ where census has not been conducted, Omar Hilale

United Nations (New York) - The Tindouf camps in Algeria are "the only refugee camps in the world where a census has not been conducted," denounced, Tuesday in New York, Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale. In all the refugee camps around the world, there is a population census. The only refugee camps where a census has not been conducted are the Tindouf camp ...

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Members of Polisario Militia Defect to Youth for Change

Taroudant, Morocco- Following the release of a series of videos posted on YouTube showing young Sahrawi activists protesting the alleged miserable conditions in which they are living under the Polisario leadership, a new video, posted on YouTube on April 25, showed militiamen who had been recruited in the fighting groups of the Polisario Front declaring their dissidence from the front and joining the Sahara ...

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