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.
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).