BRUSSELS – The European Parliament Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" expressed on Wednesday "deep concern" over the European Commission’s "lack of transparency" during its negotiations with Morocco, about an additional agreement to the Association Agreement, in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice, of December 2016.
NIAMEY- The excessive coverage of extremist violence "can become fuel for terrorists," said Wednesday in Niamey, Secretary General of Niger's Higher Council of Communication, Suleiman Anza.
BRUSSELS- The participants in the conference “trade unionists and solidarity with Western Sahara” organized Monday and Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels expressed their “deep concern” over the continuing plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, calling on EU and its institutions to “clearly condemn” any illegal exploitation of these resources.
LONDON- The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Moroccan authorities to respect the right to defence for the Gdeim Izik prisoners, following the expulsion of two of their lawyers, Ingrid Metton and Olfa Ouled.
ALGIERS- The contribution of media to preventing and fighting against violent extremism in the Sahel-Saharan region will be the main focus of a workshop of exchange which will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Niamey (Niger), announced Monday the event’s organizers.
LONDON (UK)- The United Kingdom "fully supports" the peace process led by the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy to Western Sahara Horst Kohler, the UK Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of International Development Alistair Burt said Sunday.
BECICI (MONTENEGRO)- The International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) granted to the Saharawi Students Union the status of full member on Saturday, the second day of its 33rd congress being held in Becici, in the Republic of Montenegro, the Saharawi news agency SPS reported.
LONDON- The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) hailed Friday, Sweden’s opposition to the European Commission’s sought mandate to start negotiations with Morocco for a new fisheries agreement, which includes the Western Sahara territorial waters.
BRUSSELS- The European deputies Ivan Stefanec and Jana Zitnanska denounced the double standards policy of the European Union (EU) which doesn’t recognize the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, but doesn’t apply this policy of non-recognition in Western Sahara occupied by Morocco.
CAPE TOWN- South African Parliament on Thursday has elected Cyril Ramaphosa president of the Republic, a day after Jacob Zuma resigned.