April 2016

Saharawi political prisoner begins hunger strike at Moroccan prison of Ait Melloul

Ait Melloul (Morocco), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - Saharawi political prisoner Mbarek Daoudi on Friday began a 48 hour hunger strike to express solidarity with the Sahrawi students in the prison of Marrakech, Saharawi political prisoner Abdel Khaleg Merkhi and condemn the crime of the assassination of Saharawi martyr Ibrahim Saika.

Polisario demands decisive Security Council action to restore MINURSO mandate

Washington (United States), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front called on Friday the Security Council to take a "decisive" action to allow the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to fully fulfill its mandate and to set a firm schedule for negotiations with Morocco.

Security Council backs new round of Polisario-Morocco talks

Washington (United States), April 30, 2016 (SPS) - UN Security Council called Friday on the Polisario Front and Morocco to start a new round of negotiations, reiterating  its support to the efforts made by Ban Ki-moon's special envoy for Western Sahara, for the settlement of the conflict.

Polisario Front welcomes renewal of MINURSO mandate

New York, April 29, 2016 (SPS) - The Representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nation, Boukhari Ahmed, has welcomed the renewal of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by the UN Security Council.

Western Sahara: UN Security Council extends MINURSO's mandate till 30 April 2017

Washington, April 26, 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday has adopted the resolution 2285 (2016) extending the mandate of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for one year until 30 April 2016.

The United States-drafted resolution was backed by 10 countries in the 15-member Security Council, while two voted against and three others abstained.SPS

 

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Morocco's human rights violations against Sahrawi prisoners: WSAF blames Security Council

London, April 29, 2016 (SPS) - The international organization supporting Western Sahara and based in the United Kingdom, Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) has blamed the United Nations Security Council for Morocco's human rights violations against Sahrawi prisoners.

Prime Minister oversees graduation of second promotion of reserve units for defense and national security

Martyr Ammi Military School,  April  28, 2016 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar oversees today the graduation of second promotion of reserve units for defense and national security in  military School of martyr Ammi.

 

US draft resolution on Western Sahara altered under French pressure

Washington (United States), April 28, 2016 (SPS) - US draft resolution on Western Sahara, requiring from Morocco to immediately re-establish the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), was altered on Wednesday under the pressure of France, which has reduced its value and removed its urgency," UN sources said Wednesday.

The former Foreign Minister of Finland: I don’t see the Moroccan side being interested in any solution, and is undermining the UN’s resolutions.

Helsinki (Finland),  April 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Finish former Foreign Minister, Mr. Erkki Tuomioja stressed in an interview with the Association for the Monitoring of the resources and for the protection of the environment (AMRPENWS), I have been a minister for eleven years, and all these years, I don’t see the Moroccan side being interested in any solution, and is undermining the UN’s resolutions...

President of Republic Envoy holds several political meetings in Italy

Rome, April 28, 2016 (SPS) - Minister Counsellor and Personal Envoy of the President of Republic, Mr. Bashir Mustapha Sayed, held several meeting at different levels, the government, parliament and political parties during his visit to Italy.

President Envoy accompanied by Polisario Front’s representative in Italy, Mr. Amih Omar has met the Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of the Mediterranean region, Mr. Enzo Amendula,

Ghanaian Forum on Western Sahara asks CS concrete measures to ensure MIUNRSO full functionality

Accra (Ghana), April 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Ghanaian Forum on Western Sahara asked the President of the UN Security Council, Mr. Liu Jieyi to take concrete steps to ensure full functionality and mandate of MIUNRSO.

 

Western Sahara: EU rejects once again false allegations on embezzlement of humanitarian aid

Brussels, April 28, 2016 (SPS) - The European Commission rejected once again the false allegations on the embezzlement of humanitarian aid destined to the Sahrawi refugees and the overestimation of their number when calculating the financial aid provided by the European Union (EU).

Emhamed khadad demands the immediate reinstatement of MINURSO to its mandated status quo ante

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) – the Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Emhamed khadad demands the UN Security Council the immediate reinstatement of MINURSO to its mandated status quo ante

Sahrawi Coordinator, with Minurso Emhamed Khadad’s Press Conference On the eve of the UN Security Council’s renewal of the MINURSO mandate

New York, 27 April 2016 – On the eve of the UN Security Council’s renewal of the mandate of the Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), the Frente POLISARIO’s MINURSO Coordinator, Emhamed Khadad, made the following statement to the press.

 

Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO calls UNSC to response to the big challenge to its authority, and to the security and integrity of peacekeeping missions worldwide

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) – the Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Emhamed khadad calls today the UN Security Council to response Moroccan big challenge to its authority, and to the security and integrity of peacekeeping missions worldwide in press conference held in New York.

Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO praises African strong solidarity in favour of the Saharawi people

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) – the Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Emhamed khadad praises today the African strong support towards the issue of the Saharawi people during his press conference on the eve of the next meeting of UNSC on Western Sahara in New York.

Morocco’s unilateral decision to expel the civilian component of MINURSO is a continuation of its longstanding contempt for the UN (Emhamed khadad)

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) – the Polisario Front Coordinator with MINURSO, Mr. Emhamed khadad said that Moroccan unilateral decision to expel 84 staff of MINURSO is longstanding comtempt to the United Nations during press conference on the eve of the next meeting of UNSC on Western Sahara in New York.

Joaquim Chissano requests UN Security Council to set a date for the holding of the referendum

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, requested the UN Security Council to set a date for the holding of the referendum in his intervention in meeting with UN Security Council.

AU envoy stressed that UN Security Council should set a date for the holding of the referendum.

 

Joaquim Chissano calls to respect the Sahrawi people’s permanent sovereignty over their natural resources

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, called to the respect the Sahrawi people’s permanent sovereignty over their natural resources during his meeting with UN Security Council.

The former President of Mozambique and current AU envoy to Western Sahara said that UN Security Council should properly address and condemn the illegal exploitation of the Territory’s natural resources

 

AU Special Envoy to Western Sahara urges UN Security Council to provide MINURSO with a human rights mandate

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, urged the UN Security Council to provide MINURSO with a human rights mandate during his  meeting with UN Security Council.

AU Special Envoy Joaquim Chissano condemns Moroccan expel of 84 international civil staff of MINURSO

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, yesterday condemned the Moroccan expel of 84 staff from the civilian component of UN mission (MINURSO), during a meeting of UN Security Council at the request of Angola and Venezuela.

 

Joaquim Chissano dubbed the Moroccan decision disrespect to the UN and the UN Secretary General as well as the UN Security Council.

 

Africa should play a leading role in the efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara (AU Special Envoy)

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, said that Africa should play crucial role in the efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara in his meeting with UN Security Council.

Joaquim Chissano urges the UN to resolve the Western Sahara conflict

New York, April 27,2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, yesterday urged the UN to urgently resolve the conflict of Western Sahara and criticized the measures taken by Rabat against UN mission (MINURSO).

 

President of Republic congratulates his South African counterpart on the occasion of his country Freedom Day

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), ), April 27,2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, sent a congratulatory message to South African President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Freedom Day of his country.

Western Sahara: Security Council must take firm decisions, says Addouh

Algiers, April 27,2016 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi National Council, Khatri Addouh, called Tuesday the Security Council to take "firm" and "courageous" decisions in favour of Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

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