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sumoudsh - 8 hours ago at 22/Oct/2020
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AI: Human rights component critical to UN Mission

Amnesty International (AI) has stressed that effective human rights monitoring must be a central component of any future UN peacekeeping presence in Western Sahara. In a statement issued Thursday, AI underlined that on 28 October, the UN Security Council is due to vote on the renewal of the mandate of…

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sumoudsh - 12 hours ago at 22/Oct/2020
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Companies and countries involved in illegal exploitation of Western Sahara’s natural resources will be prosecuted at international courts

The Polisario Front confirmed on Wednesday that all companies and countries involved in the illegal exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara will be legally pursued before international courts. In a letter to German company Köster Marine Protein, the Polisario Front reiterated the legal status of Western Sahara, as…

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sumoudsh - 1 day ago at 21/Oct/2020
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Washington recognizes Sahrawi government, allows awareness-raising on Western Sahara issue inside USA

Official documents issued by the US government revealed that the United States of America has given its official approval to the government of the Sahrawi Republic to carry out diplomatic activities in favor of awareness-raising on the Western Sahara issue inside the United States. Official documents handed to the U.S.…

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sumoudsh - 2 days ago at 21/Oct/2020
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Western Sahara issue tops agenda of United Nations, African Union Joint Task Force meeting

The issue of Western Sahara and the situation of the Sahrawi refugees topped the agenda of the United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security’s 19th Consultative Meeting held on 16 October 2020 in New York. A statement issued by the United Nations - a copy of which…

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sumoudsh - 2 days ago at 21/Oct/2020
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Botswana reiterates solidarity with people of Western Sahara, last colony on African continent

Addressing the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on Monday in New York, the Republic of Botswana reiterated its solidarity with the people of Western Sahara, the last colony on the African continent. Botswana called called on the parties…

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sumoudsh - 2 days ago at 21/Oct/2020
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Angola stresses urgency for achieving peaceful, just, and lasting solution in Western Sahara

Speaking on Monday in New York before the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) 75th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Maria de Jesus Ferreira, stressed the urgency for achieving a peaceful, just,…

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sumoudsh - 3 days ago at 20/Oct/2020
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German civil society organizations call for advocating organization of self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

German leading civil society organizations called Monday on the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, Mr. Christoph Heusgen, to advocate at the Security Council session on Western Sahara in favor of organizing the self-determination referendum of the Sahrawi people. In a letter delivered to the Permanent Representative of…

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sumoudsh - 3 days ago at 19/Oct/2020
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Swedish Parliament questions Minister for Foreign Affairs over deteriorating situation in Western Sahara

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, is expected to appear before parliament in the coming days to answer questions about the deteriorating situation in Western Sahara, particularly after Morocco's chauvinist campaign against Sahrawi militants, notably human rights activist Aminatu Haidar. In questions addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,…

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sumoudsh - 6 days ago at 17/Oct/2020
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Nigeria reiterates support for inalienable right of Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence

Permanent Mission of the United Federal Republic of Nigeria to the United Nation, DR. Ibrahim Modibbo Umar, has reaffirmed Nigeria’s support for the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence in line with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 1960. He stressed the urgency for…

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sumoudsh - 6 days ago at 17/Oct/2020
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South Africa calls for rapid appointment of new UN personal envoy for Western Sahara

South Africa's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Xolisa Mabhongo, has called for the acceleration of the appointment of a new personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, reaffirming his country’s support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions. “In our…

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