December 2019

UNGA stresses its responsibilities towards Sahrawi people, solution must be based on exercise of self-determination

New York, 14 December 2019 (SPS) - The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on approved a new resolution affirming its responsibilities towards the Sahrawi people and its inalienable right to self-determination.

Kingdom of Lesotho denies once again lies of Kingdom of Morocco

Maseru, 14 December 2019 (and Iver) - Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Official Spokesperson for the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Mr. Thesele Maseribane, on Saturday stated that the Kingdom of Lesotho has not changed its principled position on the Western Sahara issue based on the right of self-determination and that it maintains friendly diplomatic relations with the Sahrawi State.

'Blood phosphate' imports from Western Sahara may prompt illegal port strikes - union

Fertiliser companies importing so-called "blood phosphate" from Western Sahara could face illegal strike action by port workers in future, warn unions.

A ship chartered by Ravensdown, the Federal Crimson, is currently unloading the last of 51 tonnes of phosphate at Port Chalmers, after earlier docking in Napier and Lyttleton.

At each port, it has been boarded by members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, who have handed protest letters to the captain.

President of Republic felicitates Tanzanian counterpart on Independence Day

Bir-Lahlou, 9 December 2019 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, has felicitated his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr. John Pombe Magufuli, on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the Independence  of Tanzania.

New Zealand protesters stand up against “stolen blood phosphate” illegally mined from occupied Western Sahara

Christchurch (New Zealand) 09 December 2019 (SPS)- New Zealand protesters organised a campaign and water flotilla in Christchurch, on Monday, to stand up against New Zealand company (Ravensdown) boat, “the Federal Crimson” carrying 55,000 tonnes of stolen “blood phosphate” from the illegally occupied territory of Western Sahara, the group of protesters indicated in various information they posted on their facebook pages.

Japanese Bipartisan Parliamentarian group constituted in Parliamentarians’ Hall in Tokyo

Tokyo (JAPAN) 08 December 2019 (SPS)- Japanese supporters of the Saharawi people’s legitimate struggle constituted a Bipartisan Parliamentarian group, on Friday morning, under the name of “Western Sahara Japanese Members of Parliament Association”, at the Parliamentarians’ Hall in Tokyo.

R.F. Kennedy Foundation congratulates Aminatou Haidar for Alternative Nobel Award and calls for respect of human rights in Western Sahara

Washington, D.C. (USA) 07 December 2019 (SPS)- Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation congratulated Mrs. Aminatou Haidar, on receiving last December 4th the prestigious 2019 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Peize) in Stockholm, Sweden in an international celebration attended by more than 1200 human rights defenders, NGOs and politicians from all over the world.

British Foreign Office warns British citizens against terrorist attacks in Morocco

London (UK) 7 December 2019 (SPS) - The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned British citizens, against the dangers they could face if they visit Morocco, especially terrorist attacks.

“Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Morocco,” the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned British citizens, on its official page.

Spokesperson: USA supports a peaceful solution to Western Sahara conflict within the framework of the UN

Washington (USA) 07 December 2019 (SPS)- The Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, affirmed on Thursday 5 December, that the US supports a peaceful solution to the conflict of Western Sahara within the framework of the UN.

Aminatou Haidar receives alternative Nobel Prize, achievement for Sahrawi people

Stockholm, 7 December 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar on Wednesday was awarded the "2019 Right Livelihood Award", also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize,” during an official ceremony attended by more than 1200 activists from around the world.

During the ceremony, the Sahrawi activist made a statement in which she called for respect for international law and human rights in occupied Western Sahara.