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Angola Wants Western Sahara in African Union Priorities

Summary & Comment: Sahara Press Service SPS (El Aaiun) is a public service of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara)whose headquarters are located in Shaheed El Hafed. Morocco and Mauritania have held this territory for decades, the UN calls for a referendum by its people re its relation to Morocco. Congrats to Angola for remembering the cries of these people and raising it at the current AU summit.. Namibia has also called for speeding up the independence process, remembering its own very slow journey. JK

Author: AllAfrica.com Date Written: 31 January 2014
Primary Category: North Africa Region Document Origin: Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)via Angop via all africa
Secondary Category: Angola Source URL: http://www.spsrasd.info/en
Key Words: Western Sahara, Morocco, UN, AU, independence.

African Charter Article #20: All peoples shall have the right to existence and self determination and the right to free themselves from the bonds of domination. (Click for full text...)

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Addis Ababa "The issue on West Sahara and the right of people to have self determination must constitute a priority on the agenda of the African union," stated Thursday the Vice President of the Republic of Angola, Mr. Manuel Domingos Vicente, quoted by Angolan Press Agency.

Addressing the 22nd Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, underway in Addis Ababa, Mr. Vicente hoped that the council for peace and security of the African Union reports on the real steps aiming to implement the compromises assumed freely by the two parties to the conflict to the Western Sahara conflict.

In 1975, recalled the vice-president of Angola, Spain left the former colony, Mauritania occupied one third of its territory and Morocco took the remaining part of the territory alleging historic rights.

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