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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 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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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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“Solidarity and Unity” Valued in King Mohammed VI’s Green March Speech

Marrakech - On the 39th anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI’s anniversary speech focused on the country’s Regionalization Project to promote unity and solidarity among all Moroccan regions. Morocco’s advanced Regionalization Project, a governmental substantial deep structural reform of all the state structures, is designed to contribute to a common and unified development for Morocco via assist ...

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Algeria’s ‘known’ role in Sahara issue poses security risks in region: Peter Pham

Washington - Algeria's "known" role in the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara through its unconditional support to the separatist movement of the Polisario perpetuates this conflict that poses security risks for the entire region, warned Peter Pham, director of the Africa Centre in the influential U.S. think tank Atlantic Council. Algeria’s support to the so-called SADR is a very clear fact to any ...

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Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech On 39th Anniversary Of Green March

Rabat - King Mohammed VI delivered, on Thursday, a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Glorious Green March. Praise be to God,  May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today, we are proudly celebrating the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Green March. This is an opportunity to take stock not only of the development achieved in our southern ...

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5 Facts You Should Know about the Green March

Rabat - Today, the Moroccan people celebrates the 39th anniversary of the Green March. The Green March is commemorated annually to immortalize the story of the 350,000 Moroccans who marched into Morocco’s southern provinces in the Sahara as well as the millions of Moroccans who were on that march with their hearts to free the territory from the Spanish rule. On 6 November 1975, over 350,000 Moroccans from a ...

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The Green March: An Eternal Day in Moroccans Memories

Marrakech - Every Nov. 6, Moroccans celebrate the anniversary of the Green March, the largest, longest, and most peaceful march anywhere in the world. The day is a national holiday in Morocco, during which Moroccans recall the extraordinary events of the Green March. In mid-October 1975, the International Court of Justice at The Hague declared that there existed legal ties of allegiance between the Moroccan ...

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Morocco Commemorates Green March 39th Anniversary

Rabat- Some people qualify it as “the miracle of the century;” others as the “most striking peaceful march in human history.” But the 1975 Green March is much more than that. It is the unifying factor for a new, ambitious post-colonial Morocco. On Oct.16, 1975, scarcely a few hours after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague had given its verdict recognizing that the Sahara was not a region ...

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King Mohammed VI to Address Nation Thursday on 39th Anniversary of Green March

Rabat - King Mohammed VI will address the nation on Thursday on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the glorious Green March, the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery announced Wednesday. The Royal speech will be broadcast on Radio and TV channels on November 6, 2014 at 8.30 p.m., the Ministry said in a statement. The Green March is deeply rooted in the history and collective memory ...

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Sweden Reiterates Support for UN-Led Negotiations on ‘Western Sahara’

Rabat - Sweden reiterated its support for the negotiations process on the settlement of the ‘Western Sahara’ issue under the aegis of the United Nations, Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom said. "The Swedish government is following with interest the assessment of the situation as a whole", Swedish top diplomat said Tuesday at the parliament, adding: "We must also listen to the voices of those who are ...

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Sahrawi Activist Calls for Ending Polisario’s ‘Repression’ against Demonstrators in Tindouf

Rabat - Sahrawi activist Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud has called on the international community to interfere urgently to end Polisario's repression against the demonstrators and populations in the Tindouf camps, south-western Algeria. In a written release, Salma, who is banned for returning to Tindouf for having openly supported Morocco's autonomy proposal, said the Polisario militias violently cracked ...

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