June 2016

Violent suppression of protest against plundering of Western Sahara's natural resources

Occupied Aaiun, June 30, 2016 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently to disperse a Sahrawi protest against the presence of the Polish company Geofizyka Krakow in Western Sahara, working for Morocco, said Wesdnesday the Sahrawi news agency SPS.

Danish Pension Funds and Banks exclude companies working in Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark) 30 June 2016 (SPS) -According  to Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW),  In Denmark, large debates followed the publication of the report Investments in occupied country by the Danish NGO Afrika Kontakt, on 3 March 2016.

Sahrawi Mining Authority welcomes Norwegian decision to exclude two companies working for Morocco

Chahid El Hafed, June 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Petroleum and Mining Authority welcomed the decision of Norway’s Central Bank to exclude two oil companies working off the coast of Western Sahara for Morocco, because of the “serious violations of the basic ethical standards,” said Wednesday the Authority in a communiqué.

Norway’s Central Bank excludes two oil companies working in Western Sahara

Oslo, June 29, 2016 (SPS) - The Central Bank of Norway excluded two oil companies working off the coast of Western Sahara for Morocco, because of the “serious violations of the basic ethical standards,” according to the Bank’s Council of ethics, cited by the news agency Reuters.

Sao Paulo Forum supports Saharawi people legitimate cause

San Salvador (El Salvador), June 28, 2016 (SPS) - "The XXII Meeting of the Forum of Sao Paolo in the Salvadoran capital, San Salvador, between 23 and 26 this month, adopted a series of resolutions that support the legitimate struggle of the Saharawi people ", said a Sahrawi diplomatic source.

President of Republic inaugurates workshop of repair and maintenance of trucks

Shaheed Al-Hafed (Refugee Camps), June 27, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Jatri Adduh inaugurated Monday a workshop for the repair and maintenances of trucks, in the presence of Minster of Interior Hamma Salama and several members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and the SADR government.

Tindouf: 400 food parcels for families in need in Sahrawi refugee camps

Tindouf (Algeria), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - About 400 families in need in Sahrawi refugee camps received, Sunday, as part of a special Ramadan solidarity action, food parcels given by the association El-Islah Ouel Irchad, the association told APS.

President of Republic: Polisario Front worried about non-return of Minurso's civil staff

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic Khatri Addouh expressed Polisario Front's worry following Morocco's refusal to allow the civil staff of the MINURSO resume full functions, in accordance with resolution 2285 (2016) of the Security Council. 

President of Republic calls on UN to set up direct talks plan with defined timetable

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), June 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of Republic Khatri Addouh, on Sunday called on the United Nations to set up a plan of talks process which must be "direct, intense, high-level and with a defined timetable" between the two parties to the conflict.

Stephen Zunes: Testimony before the conference on decolonization

 

United Nations, June 23, 2016

Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco

Polisario Front expresses concern over lack of progress after UN SC resolution 2285

Bir-Lehlou (Liberated Zones), June 25, 2016 (SPS) -  President of Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Jatri Adduh, has expressed the concern of the Polisario Front over the lack of progress after two months of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2285(2016) on Western Sahara.

Algerian embassy in Brussels reaffirms Algeria’s consistent position on Western Sahara issue

Brussels (Belgium), June 25, 2016 (SPS) - The Algerian embassy in Brussels strongly reaffirmed, Friday, Algeria’s consistent position on the Western Sahara issue, which is that of the international community regarding decolonization.

Conference on Western Sahara at UN headquarters

Nueva York, June 24, 2016 (SPS) - As part of the week of solidarity with the peoples of colonized territories decreed by the Special Committee of 24, took place Wednesday at the UN headquarters, a conference on Western Sahara, by the American Professor Stephen Zunes, the latter made a brilliant exposition on the conflict in Western Sahara, its origins, development and current situation, stressing that the only solution is to apply international law and allow the Saharaw

A Saharawi delegation participates in São Paulo Forum in San Salvador

San Salvador, June 23, 2016 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation of ambassadors Souleiman Ahmed Tayeb and Mulay Ali Hamadi, is now in the Republic of El Salvador, to participate in the XXII Meeting of the Forum of São Paulo scheduled to be from 23 to 26 June

The Saharawi delegation will participate in all the workshops that will be organized at the event, such as youth, women, human rights, parliamentary forum, among others.

President of Republic oversees Constitutional Council members’ appointment

Chahid EL-Hafed (Saharawi refugee camps), June 23, 2016 (SPS) -The President of the Republic and Interim Secretary of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Khatri Adduh, oversaw today at the headquarters of the presidency, the appointment of members the Constitutional Council, in the presence of members of the National Secretariat, the Parliament, the government and the Liberation Army.

Saharawi refugees: UNHCR to call on international donors July 12 in Geneva

Algiers, June 22, 2016 (SPS) - United nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Algeria intends to call on international donors on July 12, in Geneva, for support to Saharawi refugees, according to the UN representative in Algeria.

United Republic of Tanzania President expresses his condolences to Sahrawi interim president following the death of the late President Mohamed Abdelaziz

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), June 21, 2016 (SPS) – the President of United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli has sent condolences message to Sahrawi Interim President, Mr. Khatri Aduh following the death of the late President, Secretary General of POLISARIO Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz.

President of Republic condemns "strongly" the assassination of British MP Joe Cox

Bir Lehlou, June 21,  2016 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Republic,  Secretary-General of Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Khatri Adouh has strongly condemned the assassination of British MP Joe Cox.

 

It was with great sadness and consternation that the Sahrawi people and the Frente POLISARIO learnt about the untimely death of MP Jo Cox.

 

Former Ugandan Vice-President presents her condolences to the Government of Saharawi‏

Kampala, (Uganda), June 21, 2016 (SPS) - The former Vice-President of the Republic of Uganda  and candidate for the position of Chairperson for African Union Commission Dr.Wandira Specioza Kazibwe accompanied by Ambassador Rossette Nyirinkindi Katungye, the Director Ambassador for Regional Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, visited the Embassy of the Saharawi Republic in Kampala today and conveyed her condolences to the Government and the people o

France calls on Moroccan authorities to respect human rights

Paris, June 20, 2016 (SPS) - French Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault has called on the Moroccan authorities to implement the provisions of the "new" constitution that provide "strong" guarantees of human rights.

Minister of Defence oversees opening of new headquarters of Saharawi Special Forces

Shaheed El Hafed, June 20, 2016 (SPS) - The Minister of Defence Abdelahi Lehbib Sunday oversaw the inauguration of a new headquarters Sahrawi Special Forces named after Martyr President Mohamed Abdelaziz.

The Minister of National Defence expressed his pride at the construction of this seat, which confirms the attention granted by Martyr President Mohamed Abdelaziz to Sahrawi military forces.

MEP Paloma Lopez worried about deterioration in Sahrawi prisoner Mohamed El Hafed Yazza's health

Brussels, June 19, 2016 (SPS) -Spanish Member of European Parliament Paloma Lopez is worried about the health of Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed El Hafed Yazza and called on the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini to take necessary measures to ensure respect for this fundamental rights and his release.

Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees: Donor countries to meet in Geneva in July

Algiers, June 19, 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will hold, in July in Geneva, a meeting of the donor countries to support the humanitarian aid to the refugees of Western Sahara, said this UN agency.

Morocco seeks to end peace process, says Boukhari

Washington, June 19, 2016 (SPS) - Morocco has chosen the course of confrontation with the international community to end the United Nations-led peace process, said Polisario Front's Representative to the UN Ahmed Boukhari.

Sahrawi cause records diplomatic victory at UN

Washington, June 19, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi cause has recorded Friday “a diplomatic victory” at the United Nations (UN) with “the definitive recognition of the Polisario Front as the only legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people,” said the representative of the Polisaio Front at UN Ahmed Boukhari.

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