July 2016

President of Republic welcomes resistance of Saharawi political prisoners

Bir Lehlu, July 31, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the political prisoners today lead the peaceful resistance in the occupied territories of Western Sahara and the South of Morocco.

Sahrawi government denounces Morocco intransigence and headlong rush (communiqué)

Shaheed El Hafed, July 31, 2016 (SPS) Polisario Front and Saharawi government strongly denounced the intransigence, policy of headlong rush that characterized the speech of the King of Morocco, holding Morocco responsible for the continuing obstacles to the efforts of the international community to find a just and lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, indicated a statement of the Ministry of information.

Tanzania reiterates support for Saharawi people right to self-determination

Dar Es Salaam, July 30, 2016 (SPS) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, Augustine Mahiga, reiterated the principled position of Tanzania in support of Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

President of Republic sends message of condolence to President Bouteflika following death of mujaheed Bessaieh

Bir Lehlou (liberated territories), July 30, 2016 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a message of condolences to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, following the death of Boualem Bessaieh, Algerian Minister of State, Special adviser and personal representative of the President of the Republic.

Noose around Morocco tightens, voices calling for Western Sahara people's self-determination rise

New York, July 29, 2016 (SPS) - The noose is tightening around Morocco, whose international isolation is more and more felt, as the African Union (AU) stressed the need for Saharawi people to fully enjoy their legitimate rights and the Security Council has just called for the resumption of negotiations between Rabat and the Polisario Front, to reach an agreement on holding a referendum on Western Sahara people's self-determination.


Sahrawi government calls for immediate release of Gdeim Izik Prisoners

Bir Lehlou, July 29, 2016 (SPS) – The Government of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) appealed Thursday to the United Nations, African Union and European Union as well as defenders of justice, freedom and human rights around the world to immediately intervene for the release of Gdeim Izik and all Sahrawi political prisoners languishing at Moroccan prisoners.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik: AI calls for fair civil trial

London, July 28, 2016 (SPS) - The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) called, on Wednesday, for a fair civil trial in accordance with international standards for the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, arbitrarily held by the Moroccan occupation authorities.

Morocco's joining of AU: "Tactic doomed to failure," says Saharawi FM

Algiers, July 28, 2016 (SPS) - Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek on Wednesday described Morocco's statements about its AU membership to the detriment of Western Sahara as a "tactic doomed to failure."SPS



Western Sahara: UN Security Council calls for resumption of Polisario-Morocco talks

Washington, July 27, 2016 (SPS) -The UN Security Council on Tuesday called for the resumption of talks between the Polisario Front and Morocco, which should lead to the holding of self-determination referendum for the Sahrawi people.

Morocco did not attend or address the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda

Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia) — July 25, 2016 (SPS) - The African Union Commission seeks to clarify that the Kingdom of Morocco did not attend or address the 27th Assembly of Heads of State and Government that was held on 17-18 July 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda.

Western Sahara: Security Council meets Tuesday on MINURSO

Washington (United States), July 26, 2016 (SPS) - UN Security Council will meet Tuesday to discuss the return of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which has not yet resumed its work despite the end of the deadline set to restore it to full functionality.

Swedish Ambassador to Algeria asserts support to solution ensuring Sahrawi people right to self-determination

Algiers, July 25, 2016 (SPS) - Swedish Ambassador to Algeria Mrs. Carin Wall affirmed Sunday the position of Sweden on Western Sahara in support of a solution guaranteeing the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination in line with the United Nations resolutions, during a reception by Ambassador to Algeria Bushraya Beyoun.

President of Republic receives message of congratulations from his Zimbabwean counterpart

Shaheed El Hafed, July 25, 2016 (SPS) -  President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Ibrahim Ghali, has received a message of congratulations from Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, on the occasion his election. 

Week of solidarity with Saharawi people opens in Algiers

Algiers, July 25, 2016 (SPS) The cultural week of brotherhood and solidarity with the Saharawi people started Saturday in Algiers in the presence of politicians, representatives of associations of civil society in support of the Saharawi cause and a large audience.

Moroccan forces crack down on unemployed Saharawi graduates in occupied Smara

Smara (Occupied Territories), July 25, 2016 (SPS) - Moroccan forces suppressed Friday a peaceful protest staged by dozens of unemployed Saharawi graduates in the occupied town of Smara, the ministry of Occupied Territories and Saharawi Community Abroad has said.

Polisario Front welcomes commitment of AU to its principles and anti-colonialist values

Shahid El Hafed (refugee camps), July 24, 2016 (SPS) The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has welcomed the commitment of the African Union (AU) during the Kigali Summit to the principles and values that reject colonialism in all its forms, according to a statement reached SPS.

Morocco's decision to join AU, a maneuver, says Sahrawi FM

Algiers, July 24, 2016 (SPS) - Morocco’s decision to join the African Union (AU) is a "maneuver" to gain time at the international and domestic levels, said Saturday in Algiers, Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek.

MINURSO: Polisario urges Security Council to take action

Washington (United States), July 23, 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front called Friday on the United Nations Security Council to take urgent measures to restore MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) to full functionality and to establish a direct, high-level negotiation process between the Polisario and Morocco.

Sahrawis, EU in standoff over Moroccan trade agreement

Charlotte Bruneau/ July 21, 2016

SADR, a founding member of AU, its suspension cannot be requested

Algiers, July 21, 2016 (SPS) -  The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is a founding member of the African Union (AU) and its suspension from the organization cannot be requested, said Thursday in Algiers Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

President Ghali hails Algeria's unfailing support to Western Sahara cause

Algiers, July 21, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Polisario Front Secretary General Brahim Ghali greeted Wednesday, in Algiers, the unfailing support of Algeria to Western Sahara cause, stressing that Saharawi people will continue to fight for an independent State. 

Former Mauritanian president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla congratulates Brahim Gali on the occasion of his election as Polisario Secretary-General and SADR President

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories),  July 20, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic , Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Gali on Wednesday, received a congratulatory letter from former Mauritanian president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla after his recent election as Secretary-General of the Polisario Front and president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Polisario Front rejects EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement in Sahrawi territories

Luxembourg, July 19, 2016 (SPS) – The Polisario Front reaffirmed its rejection to the application of theEU-Morocco agricultural agreement in Western Sahara territory, before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in a statement made public on the eve of the session of pleadings on Tuesday in Luxembourg in the trial of Pol

AU Summit: African e-Passport launched from Kigali

Kigali, July 18, 2016 (SPS) – The African Union electronic passport (e-Passport) has been launched in the Rwandese capital Kigali on Sunday, during the 27th ordinary session of AU Heads of State and Government.

The AU e-Passport launch ceremony attended by African leaders.

The first group of beneficiaries are AU heads of State and Government, ministers of Foreign Affairs and permanent representatives of AU Member States.

Western Sahara: France supports UN process for just, lasting solution

Paris, July 18, 2016 (SPS) - France supports United Nations process for a "just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution" to Western Sahara conflict," said Monday the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.