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.
STOCKHOLM- Sweden announced that it will vote against granting the European Commission of the negotiation mandate on the new protocol relating to the fisheries agreement between the European Union and Morocco, including the Sahrawi territorial waters, said the Sahrawi news agency SPS.
WASHINGTON- The "politically fragile" countries in the Sahel remain vulnerable to the terrorist attacks despite their efforts to coordinate the counterterrorism operations in the region, said Tuesday Daniel Coats, director of national intelligence (DNI).
PRETORIA-The controversial South-African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday evening announced his “immediate” resignation at the behest of his party the African National Congress (ANC).
PARIS- France welcomed Monday the appointment of the Algerian Leila Zerrougui as head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO).
BRUSSELS (Belgium)- Nearly fifteen programmes amounting to a total of more than 290 Euros have been adopted as part of the “North Africa” section of the European Union emergency trust fund for Africa, created in November 2015 to address the root causes of displaced persons and illegal migration in Africa, announced the European Commission.
KINSHASA- The new head of the United Nations Mission in the DR Congo - Monusco, Algerian Leila Zerrougui, took up her duties on Sunday, said a release of the UN.
CAIRO (Egypt)- The Speakers of National Assemblies and Arab Parliaments adopted, at the end of their 3rd Conference held in Cairo (Egypt), a text relating to counterterrorism and extremism, which calls the countries of the region to join efforts to fight against this phenomenon in all its forms and to eradicate its roots.