August 2016

First Military Region Commander meets MINURSO head

First Military Region (Liberated Territories), August, 31 2016 (SPS) -The Commander of the first Military Region of Saharawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA), Mr. Beidalla Mohamed Brahim, met yesterday the head of the military forces of the United Nations Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Mr. Mohamed Tayeb Azzam, at the headquarters of the region.

Moroccan aggression in Al Guargarat area aims to create a crisis and ensure that the Security Council is distracted from its efforts to relaunch negotiations (Emhamed Khadad)

New York, 31 August 2016. (SPS) – Frente POLISARIO MINURSO Coordinator Emhamed Khadad stated,“Morocco’s aggression in the Al Guargarat area is part of a familiar pattern of behavior. Whenever political progress is in sight, Rabat takes action to create a crisis and ensure that the Security Council is distracted from its efforts to relaunch negotiations.

7th Polisario Front Summer University: Sahrawi delegation victim of harassment at Casablanca airport

Aaiun (Capital of occupied Western Sahara) August, 31 2016 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupying authorities harassed at the airport of Casablanca the members of the Sahrawi delegation after their participation in the Summer University of the executives of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, held in Boumerdes in Algeria.

UN document says Morocco violated Western Sahara cease-fire agreement signed in 1991

New York, 30 August 2016. (SPS) – UN confidential document revealed on Tuesday published that Morocco had violated the cease-fire agreement signed with the Polisario Front in 1991, by sending military equipment personnel into the buffer zone without prior notice to the UN peacekeepers. According Associated Press of America.

Minister Delegate for Africa informs AU PSC on Moroccan violation in the Guergarat area

Addis Ababa , August 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Minister Delegate for African Affairs, Hamdi Mayara Jalil, was received today at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Ambassador Ismail Shargui to inform him about the position of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and POLISARIO Front before the last escalation in the area of  El Guergarat.

Minister of Defence informs MINURSO on deployment of Sahrawi military forces in Alguergarat , south-western Western Sahara

Bir Lehlou (Liberated Zones), August 29, 2016 (SPS) - Minister of National Defence Abdallahi Lehbib Belal informed, in a letter Sunday, MINURSO Chief of Staff and Acting Commander Bokom Oumar, that as of the morning of August 28th, he has deployed military forces in the area of Alguergarat, south-western Western Sahara, to prevent further Moroccan activities beyond the Berm.

Following is the full text of the letter:

Ban Ki-moon ‘‘deeply’’ concerned over tense situation developed in Alguergarat, south-western Western Sahara

New York, 29 August 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has expressed his ‘‘deep’’ concern over the tense situation that has developed in Alguergarat, a narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara.

Sahrawi NGO calls for monitoring trial of Sahrawi students arrested in Marrakech

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Violations Committed by Moroccan State (ASVDH) launched an appeal Sunday to international organizations of human rights to be present to monitor a judgment of the first group of Sahrawi students who would be tried by a Moroccan tribunal in Marrakech, Morocco, on September 1.

Moroccan authorities continue harassment of delegation participated in Summer University

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), August 29, 2016 (SPS) -The Moroccan authorities continued Sunday at the airport of El Aaiun, occupied territories of Western Sahara, harassment of the Saharawi delegation of human rights activists, procceded form Casablanca airport, where they had also suffered harassment and intimidation, after their participation in the Summer University recently held in the Wilaya of Boumerdas in Algeria.

Sahrawi people reaffirm attachment to legitimate rights for self-determination and independence (Council of Ministers)

Shaheed El Hafed, August 28, 2016 (SPS) – The Council of Ministers reaffirmed the commitment and the determination of the Sahrawi people to continue its just struggle to snatch its legitimate and inalienable rights for self-determination and independence.

Transfer of Sahrawi political prisoner M’Barek Daoudi to individual cell in Bouzakarne prison

Bouzakarne (Morocco), August 28, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoner M’Barek Daoudi was transferred by the Moroccan occupation authorities from Ait Melloul prison to an individual cell in the Bouzakarne prison in the South of Morocco, said the Collective of Sahrawi Human Rights Defenders, CODESA on Sunday.

President of Republic chairs expanded meeting of Ministers Council

Shaheed El Hafed (Refugee Camps),  August 28, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, chaired Sunday an expanded meeting of the Council of Ministers.

The meeting addresses  a range of "important" issues including a presentation on the presidential tour to the regions of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army, the social entry 2016/2017 and the developments of the national cause.

Polisario front calls for immediate halt of Moroccan actions in buffer zone of Elgargarat

Shaheed El Hafed, August 27, 2016 (SPS) The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front called on the United Nations to take the necessary measures for the immediate cessation of the work carried out by the Moroccan occupying state in the buffer zone of Elgagarat in Western Sahara and the withdrawal without delay of civil and military elements on site.

President of Republic supervises closing of Summer University of Sahrawi Youth and Students

Semi-Medical School, August 27, 2016 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, supervised Friday the closing of Martyr Mohamed Abdelaziz Summer University of Sahrawi Youth and Students, held August 22-27, under the theme « Strength, determination and will to independence and sovereignty.» 

Sahrawi human rights activist initiates hunger strike at Moroccan prison of Oudaya

 Marrakech (Morocco), August 27, 2016 (SPS) Saharawi political prisoner and activist of human rights, Abdelmula Al Hafed, on Friday began a 48-hour hunger strike to protest against inhuman treatment at  Moroccan prison of Oudaya, Marrakech.

The Moroccan prison authorities had denied repeatedly the Saharawi activist of human rights medical treatment and basic necessities, which worsened his condition.

Dlamini Zuma reaffirms support to Sahrawi people’s struggle

Addis Ababa, August 25, 2016 (SPS) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reaffirmed Tuesday that she will keep faith in resolving the Sahrawi issue while respecting the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and that she will continue supporting the legitimate struggle for the decolonization of Western Sahara.

Sahrawi President expresses condolences to Italian President following devastating earthquake

Bir Lahlu (liberated territories), August 25, 2016 (SPS) - the president of Republic, Secretary-General of Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Gali sent on Wednesday message of condolence to Italian President Sergio Mattarella following the devastating earthquake that struck Italy, leaving many dead and wounded.

Special Envoy of the President meets with Kenyan Foreign Minister

Nairobi,  24 August 2016 (SPS) - The Minister of State, Advisor to the President, Mr. Bachir Mustafa, met yesterday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, with Kenyan Foreign Minister, Ms. Amina Mohamed, in. his role as Special Envoy of the President of the Republic.

Danish Parliament questions its government about Morocco’s recent violation of ceasefire in Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark),  24, August 2016 (SPS) – The Danish MP. Mr. Christian Juhl through the Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee questioned Monday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kristian Jensen about Morocco’s recent violation of ceasefire in Western Sahara.

"France should be part of the solution rather than being the cause conflict prolongation" (Prime Minister)

Boumerdes (Algeria), August 24, 2016 (SPS) - The Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar has called on France to contribute in finding a solution to the Western Sahara conflict, due to its international responsibilities in maintaining security and stability in the world and the region.


Polisario Front praises European Court of Justice decision

Boumerdes (Algeria), August 23, 2016 (SPS) - the Polisario Front, praised on Monday the European Court of Justice's decision of December 10, 2015, which annulated the Moroccan- EU agricultural agreement because the latter includes the territory of Western Sahara.

Moroccan forces repress peaceful Sahrawi demonstration in occupied El Aaiun

Occupied El Aaiun,  August 23, 2016 (SPS) - Moroccan forces brutally repressed a peaceful demonstration organized by young Sahrawis at the Foum Al Ouad beach, located 25km west of the city of occupied El Aaiun.

Sahrawi protestors chanted slogans claiming Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and independence, denouncing the systematic plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources by the Moroccan occupier.

Prime Minister calls UN to assume full responsibility, to impose pressure to end Moroccan illegal occupation of Western Sahara

Boumerdes (Algeria), August 23, 2016 (SPS) - The Prime Minister Mr.

7th Summer University Of Polisario Front: Participants send message of gratitude to President Bouteflika

Boumerdes August 23 2016 (SPS) - The participants in the 7th Summer University of the executives of the Polisario Front expressed their sincere thanks and gratitude to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for “all the interest he granted to this event which opened broad prospects to the Sahrawi executives to reinforce their experience in the building of the Sahrawi State’s institutions.”