Speaker of Sahrawi National Council on visit to Algeria from Sunday

Algiers, April 24, 2016 (SPS) - Speaker of the Sahrawi National Council Khatri Addouh will pay a three-day visit to Algeria as from Sunday, at the invitation of Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) Abdelkader Bensalah, said the Upper house in a statement Saturday.

During his visit, Addouh will hold discussion with members of the Parliament and the Government, added the statement.SPS



ACHPR calls on UN to set a date for the referendum and respect for human rights in Western Sahara

Banjul (Gambia), April 24, 2016 (SPS) - The African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) called on the UN to set a date for holding the referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara and to find an appropriate response to issues related to respect for human rights and the illegal exploitation of natural resources of the territory, in accordance with the decision of the AU conference of June 2014.


Four prominent human rights activists detained by Moroccan police

El Aaiun (occupied territories),  April 24, 2016. (SPS)  - Four human rights activists were arrested on Friday by Moroccan police at the entrance of the city of Guelemin, and forced to return to the occupied city of El Aaiun.



Brusels, April 24, 2014 (SPS) -  the Vice President of the Western Sahara Intergroup of the European Parliament, Mr. Fabio Massimo Castaldo, said yesterday  that "We are facing a situation where a country like Morocco is challenging the international law by illegally occupying another country", during a press conference with Saharawi Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek.

Sahrawi Army carries out manoeuvres in liberated territories

Aghouinit, april 23, 2016 (SPS) - Military manoeuvres have been carried out Saturday by the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in the region of Aghouinit, in the liberated territories of Western Sahara, in presence of Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar and Minister of Defence Abdallah Lehbib.

European Parliament members urges UNSC to renewal the mandate of MINURSO

Strasburg, April 23, 2016 (SPS) -The members of European Parliament has urged has urged the ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the United Nationes, H.E. Oyarzun Marchesi Ramon, the renewal of the mandate of the peace-keeping mission to Western Sahara in letter sent, a copy of which obtained by SPS.

¨We, as Members of European Parliament, are writing to urge a renewal of the mandate of the peace-keeping mission to Western Sahara¨ EU MPs said

EU Parliament intergroup for Western Sahara reiterates "unflinching" support to Sahrawi cause

Brussels, , April 23, 2016 (SPS) -The European Parliament intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi People" has reiterated Thursday in Brussels its "unflinching" support to the Sahrawi cause, calling on the UN Security Council to renew its Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso) enabling the Sahrawi people implement its right for self-determination.

Support to Ban Ki-moon appeal for exercise of Sahrawis' right to self-determination

Brussels, April 23, 2016 (SPS) – Chairman of Belgian Committee of Support for Sahrawi People Pierre Galand and President of French Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AARASD) Regine Villemont urged the UN Security Council to support the appeal of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to exercise of Sahrawi people's right self-determination.

Minister of State, Counsellor to Presidency meets with PSOE International Relations Secretary

Madrid, April 21, 2016 (SPS - The Minister of State, Counsellor to the Presidency of met with PSOE Secretary of International Relations, Carme Chacon, according to a statement of the Polisario Front representation in Spain. 

Polisario Front reaffirms commitment to negotiating with Morocco

New York, April 21, 2016 (SPS) -The Polisario Front reaffirmed Wednesday in New York its willing to engaging in  negotiations with Morocco on the status of Western Sahara and expressed its concern over repetitive blockings from Morocco to undermine the UN political process. 


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