Debate and Exposition on Western Sahara at Macaréu Cultural Association

PUSL .- On Sunday, September 29th, a debate was held at Macaréu – Associação Cultural no Porto in Western Sahara with the presence of Isabel Lourenço, a human rights activist and the opening of an exhibition on the same theme.

During the debate the situation in which the Saharawi people live since the invasion of much of their territory by Morocco in 1975 was presented.

The exhibition on Western Sahara of the organization “porunsaharalibre.org – PUSL” can be visited at this association, located at Rua João das Rules, 151 – Porto 4000-293.

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Presentation in Porto of the International Journal of African Studies: Western Sahara – Impasse Policies

PUSL .- Last Saturday, September 28th, the International African Studies Journal entitled Western Sahara was presented – the politics of Impasse.

The African Studia journal is edited by the Center for African Studies of Porto University, and number 29 was dedicated to Western Sahara.

A journal that includes articles from academics at international level and addresses the direct and indirect actors of the conflict, emerging observers, the Saharawi Arab Republic and the Lusophone area, problematic of Western Sahara and ends with two interviews with representatives of the Saharawi people. The journal articles were published in Portuguese, English and French.

The presentation took place at the Gato Vadio Association in Porto. Prof. Maciel Santos of the Center for African Studies gave a brief presentation of the journal and its objectives, as well as the methodology followed.

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Solidarity evening with the Saharawi people in Mantes la Jolie

PUSL .- Friday 27th of September, the section of the French Communist Party in Mantes La-Jolie organized an evening of solidarity with the Saharawi people. The evening began with an intervention of the Mantes la Jolie municipal councilor Mr.Mark Jamet who spoke about the importance of this initiative to raise awareness of the French public on the Saharawi cause. He reiterated the position of his party in support of the Saharawi people in their struggle for freedom and independence. The deputy representative of the Polisario Front in France and in charge of the Saharawi community, shed light on the current situation in Western Sahara. After these two presentations there was the projection of the documentary: the last colony of Africa. Which was followed by a debate and in-depth discussions on the history of the conflict and legal status of Western Sahara and the and the position of Francein this conflict.

Among the guests was Mr. Pascal Torre, in charge of the PCF’s department for external relations, who spoke about the position of France, which by its support of Morocco pushes for more intransigence and disrespect against international legitimacy.

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