May 2016

Death of Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz: Polisario Front declares 40-day mourning

Shahid Elhafed,  May 31, 2016 (SPS) -  The Polisario Front on Tuesday has declared forty days of national mourning following the death of the President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, said a Front's communiqué.

Death of Sahrawi president: Council of Ministers observes minute's silence

Algiers,  May 31, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has began the Council of the Ministers meeting, which he chaired Tuesday in Algiers, with a minute's silence and by reading Al-Fatiha (The Opening, the first Chapter of the Holy Qur'an), in the memory of the late Sahrawi President and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz. SPS



The President of the Republic, Mohamed Abdelaziz has passed away

Bir Lahlou,  May 31, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz passed away Tuesday May 31, 2016 following a long illness, according to a statement  issued  today by the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front.

The National Secretariat expressed its condolences to the Sahrawi people and announced 40 days of national mourning.

Moroccan occupying authorities crack violently down Unemployed Sahrawi peaceful sit-in

Occupied Aaiun, May 31, 2016 (SPS) – Various formations of Moroccan repressive forces intervened on Monday against  a peaceful sit-in organized by Unemployed Sahrawi in the Occupied Aaiun, leaving injuries among the unemployed, said the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.


Algerian Caravan of solidarity with the Saharawi child kicks off towards the Saharawi camps

Algiers, May 31, 2016 (SPS) - Caravan of solidarity with the Saharawi child left Monday the Algerian capital Algiers towards the Saharawi refugee camps.

Algerian caravan started its travel from the headquarters of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the presence of the Ambassador of SADR in Algeria, Mr. Bachraya Bayun and officials of Ministry of Algerian youth.

UN: Seminar on decolonization of non-self-governing territories scheduled for Tuesday in Managua

Washington (U.S.A) ), May 31, 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, “the Committee of 24,” will hold a regional seminar, Tuesday, in Managua (Nicaragua) to examine the situation of non-self-governing territories, including Western Sahara.

Participants at Brussels semi-marathon express support to Western Sahara people

Brussels (Belgium), May 31, 2016 (SPS) - Participants at the 37th Brussels 20-Km semi-marathon expressed Sunday their support to the struggle of Saharawi people for the holding of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

Polisario Front representative to Spain concludes working visit to Cataluña

Barcelona, May 27, 2016 (SPS) -  The member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and representative to Spain, Ms.  Jira Bulahi concluded Wednesday a working visit for three days to the autonomous community of Cataluña, reported source from Polisario Front representative to Madrid.


SADR participates actively in Africa Day celebrations in Cuba

La Habana, May 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Cuba has actively took part in the celebration of the 53 anniversary of the African Union (AU), according to press release of the Saharawi Embassy in Cuba.


NS Permanent Bureau holds a meeting on national cause latest developments

Chahid El Hafed, May 27, 2016 (SPS) - the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat held on Thursday meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar on the latest developments of the national cause at the international level and at the United Nations level in the light of the recent Moroccan escalation due to its failure to impose Moroccan vision to the solution and its isolation on regional, continental and international scene. SPS


Chikoti: UN must put Sahrawi issue among its priorities

Oslo, May 27,2016 (SPS) -The Sahrawi issue must be among the priorities of the United Nations, Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chikoti, calling for the completion of the decolonization process in Africa.

Sahrawi Media activist arrested in the occupied Aaiun

Occupied Aaiun, May 26, 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan repressive forces have arrested Sahrawi media Activist Embarek  Fahimi, according to media source from the occupied territories.

Algeria has always militated for triumph of African causes

Algiers, May 26, 2016 (SPS) - Algeria has always militated in the vanguard of the joint African action for the triumph of the continent's causes, said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

"The praiseworthy joint action of the African Union (AU) for the decolonization of Western Sahara shows Africa's faithfulness to its history," said Lamamra in his address to mark Africa Day.

Graduation of fifth promotion of reserve units for defence and national security

Martyr Ammi Military School, May 26, 2016 (SPS) - Graduation of fifth promotion of reserve units for defence and national security from the military School of martyr Ammi Lmjailil for the training of cadres in the presence of members of the National Secretariat, government and senior officials of the  school.

The Legion, which includes three battalions of various national institutions bearing the name of the martyr Brahim Brahim Sid Ali.SPS


Spain is responsible of the suffering of the Saharawi people and required to stand by his side (Aminatou Haidar)

MADRID (Spain) May 26, 2016 (SPS) - human rights activist Aminatou Haidar reaffirmed in an interview published in the Spanish daily "Publico" Wednesday that Spain "required to stand by the Saharawi people side because Spain is responsible of their plights.


Council of Government holds a meeting on national cause latest developments

Chahid El Hafid, May 26, 2016 (SPS) – the Council of Government held yesterday meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar in order to examine the latest developments of the national cause. 


The meeting examined the annual government's program ratified by the Saharawi National Council and evaluation of alert plan, as well as the next national events, particularly the general preparations for the holy month of Ramadan. (SPS

Sahrawi people await MINURSO return to mission

Algiers, May 24, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people await the return of MINURSO to the region to organize self-determination referendum, Mohamed El Amine, member of the National Secretariat of Polisario Front affirmed Tuesday in Algiers.

He added that the Sahrawi people are ready to regain its spoiled right, even 25 years after stopping the armed fight.

Saharawi cultural delegation begins visit to Uruguay

Montevideo, May 24, 2016 (SPS) - A delegation of the Ministry of Culture, headed by the Central Director of Cinematography Mr. Omar Ahmuddi, has started a working visit for two weeks, to the brother Republic of Uruguay.

The Saharawi delegation was received yesterday by Mr. Esteban Shoeder,  Filmmaker and founding member of the collective ASOPROD,  (Association of filmmakers and producers).

Namibia reiterates its support to Saharawi people right to self-determination

Windhoek (Namibia), May 24, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic of Namibia, Mr. Hage Geingob reiterated the firm support of his country to the people of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)  in their struggle for their right to self-determination and independence during his reception to the Saharawi Ambassador, Malainin Sadik who is concluding his duties as ambassador to this African nation.


Human rights in Western Sahara: UN must assume its responsibilities

Washington, May 24, 2016 (SPS) - The US NGO Defense Forum Foundation said Monday in Washington that the UN is "responsible for this ongoing tragic situation” of human rights in Western Sahara, warning against the threats against NGOs and the independent observers in the Sahrawi occupied territories.

Over 20 tonnes of foodstuffs for Sahrawi refugees

Madrid, May 21, 2016 (SPS) - The association of friends with Sahrawi people of Toledo Mora (Spain) has sent 22 tonnes of foodstuffs (sugar, rice and flour) to the Sahrawi refugee camps.

“The humanitarian aid, made up mainly of 13,700 kg of sugar and 7,535 kg of rice, was transported by an articulated lorry to the port of Alicante to be sent, afterwards, to the Port of Oran,” said the association Saturday in a communiqué.

Seminar on Western Sahara in Mediterranean Conference in Greece

Rhodes (Greece), 20 May 2016 (SPS) - The Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of Aegean organised the seventh “Mare Nostrum Conference” on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on 18-20 May 2016, under the title “Wider Middle East and North Africa: War, Refugees, Civilisation”.

43th anniversary of Sahrawi armed struggle outbreak celebrated in Japan

Tokyo, May 21,2016 (SPS) - Senator Satsuki Eda and Algerian Ambassador to Japan H.E. Mohamed El Amine Bencherif and SJJA members held Friday  a meeting to celebrate the Saharawi 43 anniversary of the outbreak of armed struggle, at the Member’s office building of House of Councilors of Japan.

EU expresses support to MINURSO, underlines importance of its mandate

Brussels (Belgium), May 20, 2016 (SPS) - The European Union (EU) expressed Thursday, its support to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), underlining the importance of its mandate to reach a solution in accordance with international law.

Exploitation of Western Sahara sand, violation of international law

Madrid, May 20, 2016 (SPS) - The exploitation of the sand of Western Sahara by a Spanish company is a "violation of international law and the rights of Sahrawi people," said Carmelo Ramirez, President of the Federation of Spanish Institutions in Solidarity with Sahrawi People (FEDISSAH).