September 2016

CJEU Advocate General opinion contains “many positive points”

Brussels, Sept 30, 2016 (SPS) - The European Coordination Conference for Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO) welcomed the findings of the advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning the issue  opposing the EU Council to the Polisario Front on the EU-Morocco agreement for the liberalization of trade for agricultural products and fishing, underlining that the opinion of Wathelet contains “many positive points.”

Ecuador reiterates support to Sahrawi people in their struggle for independence

Algiers, Sept 30, 2016 (SPS) - Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Guillaume Long said Thursday in Algiers that his country remained faithful to its position for the support of Sahrawi people, who are struggling for the independence of their country.

Venezuela reiterates its full support to Saharawi people legitimate rights to independence

Caracas (Venezuela), Sept 29, 2016 (SPS) - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Dr. Daysy Rodríguez reaffirmed her country full support for the legitimate rights of the Saharawi people to their sovereignty and independence on their land and natural resources, during a reception of A Saharawi Minister delegate for Latin America and Caribbean, Mr. Omar Mansur at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela.


POLISARIO Representative received at Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Copenhagen (Denmark) Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - Polisario Front's Representative to Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, was received Wednesday by Mrs. Julia Winding, head of Section in the Department of North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Uruguay and Venezuela calls UN Security Council to meet following the situation in El Gargarat

New York, Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - Uruguay and Venezuela called, Thursday for a meeting of the Security Council to address the situation in the area of ​​El Gargarat following the Moroccan recent violation of cease fire agreement.

Prime Minister oversees handover ceremony to the new interior minister

Chahid El Hafed, Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - The member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Wednesday oversaw the transfer of functions to the new Minister of interior, Mr. Mustafa Mohammed Sidi Ali Bachir, in the place of, Mr. Hama Salama who was appointed as head of the Political Secretary of the Polisario Front.


FM holds several meetings on sidelines of 71 UNGA sessions

New York, Sept 28, 2016 (SPS)-  The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek met with a large number of foreign ministers during the current session of the General Assembly of the United Nations held in New York, including Algeria, Angola, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Belize, Ecuador, In addition to delegates and representatives from other regions,


Death of Sahrawi citizens following explosion of anti-tank mine in Smara

Occupied Aaiun (Capital of occupied Western Sahara) Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - A Sahrawi citizen passed away following the explosion of an anti-tank mine while was aboard his car in Skikima (occupied Smara), the media source from Occupied Territories announced Wednesday.

A Sahrawi citizen passed away Monday in a hospital (occupied Al Ayun) following the explosion of anti-tank mine in Skikima, said the same source.

Danish activists Demonstrate against Danish Companies transporting illegal Phosphate from occupied Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark) Sept  28, 2016 (SPS) - A demonstration was organized Tuesday by group of activists from Afrika Kontakt Organisation in front of the headquarters of the Danish Ship-owners’ Association in Copenhagen.

During the sit-in, the activists raised banners and distributed pamphlets written in them “Stop plundering Western Sahara through Danish Shipping Companies.

Intifada activists in Occupied Smara denounce the organization of Moroccan elections in occupied territories of Western Sahara

Occupied Smara, Sept,  28, 2016 (SPS) - the activists of the intifada organized a march in the streets of Occupied city of Smara to condemn the holding of Moroccan elections in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, reported  Saharawi human rights source.

UNSG hails Algerian support to negotiations process in Western Sahara

New York (USA), Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon expressed his "gratitude" to Algeria for its support to the Western Sahara negotiation process led by the UN,  during a meeting with the Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Algerian, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra .


Auserd masses organize a protest against German company Siemens plundering of Saharawi natural resources

Auserd (Saharawi refugee camps), Sept 28, 2016 (SPS) - The national campaign against the looting of natural resources of Western Sahara organized Tuesday in the wilaya of Auserd, a popular protest to condemn the looting of Saharawi people’s wealth by the German company "Siemens"


Tanzanian FM calls for application of UN resolutions to self-determination of the Saharawi people

New York, Sept 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga asked, on Monday, the implementation of UN resolutions of decolonization of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.

Mr. Mahiga, in his speech at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly has called for "more attention" of the UN in its efforts to resolve the problems of Palestine and Western Sahara.

President of Republic inaugurates secondary school in Bojador

Bojador (Saharawi refugee camps), Sept 27, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Gali inaugurated, Tuesday in the wilaya of Bojador, secondary school bearing the name of  martyr Sidi M'Hamed Jalil, the inauguration ceremony was attended by members of the National Secretariat, government and staff of the ministry of education.


Belize Republic expresses its solidarity with Saharawi people just struggle

New York,  Sept 27, 2016 (SPS) - the Republic of Belize expressed its full solidarity with the just struggle of the Saharawi people for self-determination.

The Foreign Minister of Belize, Mr. Wilfred Elrington said on Monday, during his speech at 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly that his country will maintain its commitment to defending the right of peoples to self-determination and independence.

Western Sahara: Absence of clear, firm position of Security Council, bodes ill

Algiers, Sept 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi President and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Brahim Gali said that the "absence of a clear and firm position" of the United Nations Security Council in the face of Morocco's violation of its decisions, would result in "dangerous developments" that would threaten peace, security and stability in the whole region.

EU to support any political solution allowing Sahrawi people's self-determination

Brussels, September 25, 2016 (SPS) – The European Union expressed readiness to support and facilitate the implementation of any political solution that allows the self-determination of Sahrawi people, and reiterated its concern over the "long duration" of the conflict in Western Sahara and its consequences in the region.

Workshop on Western Sahara in Geneva: Participants call on international community to speed up decisions

Geneva, September 25, 2016 (SPS) - Participants to a workshop on Western Sahara titled “Occupation and Humanitarian Law” organized in Geneva (Switzerland) called on the international community to speed up its decisions concerning the Western Sahara conflict said Friday.

Namibia reiterates support for struggle of Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence

New York, September 24, 2016 (SPS) President of Namibia Dr. Hage Geingob reiterated the support of his country to the struggle of the people of Western Sahara for delf-determination and independence.

In a speech at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, the Namibian President called for the full implementation of resolutions calling for a referendum in occupied Western Sahara to allow its people to decide freely their own future . (SPS)


Cuba reaffirms support for Sahrawi people's right to self-determination

New York, September 24, 2016 (SPS) - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reiterated firm support of his country for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination, in accordance with all relevant UN resolutions.

Meeting of Preparatory Committee of 41th EUCOCO Edition

Madrid, September 24, 2016 (SPS) -  President of the European Coordination of Support and Solidarity with the Saharawi People (EUCOCO), Mr. Pierre Galand, has chaired a meeting of the Preparatory Committee of the 41st EUCOCO Edition.

The meeting discussed preparations of the next European conference of solidarity with the Saharawi people, which will be held from 18 to 19 November, in Catalonia (Spain), and the latest developments of the issue of Western Sahara.

Controversy about Western Sahara: Algeria does not attach importance to "vain actions"

Paris, September 24, 2016 (SPS) - Algeria's ambassador to Brussels Amar Belani put the record straight in response to "burlesque statements" made by Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations Omar Hilale, stressing that Algerian officials have better things to do than attaching importance to these "vain actions."

Western Sahara: Lamamra stresses urgent need to settle conflict, denounces obstacles to peace process

New York, September 23, 2016 (SPS) - Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra stressed Thursday, in New York, the urgent need to settle the conflict in Western Sahara while denouncing the negative developments characterizing the peace process led by the United Nations (UN).

Morocco's stubbornness, continuing colonization exacerbate Sahrawi refugees' suffering

Algiers, Sept 22, 2016 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Red Crescent (CRS), Yahia Bouhabini, said Wednesday that the "urgent call" launched by international aid agencies to ease the suffering of Sahrawi refugees shows the growing concern worldwide over the deterioration of the situation due to Morocco's stubbornness and its denial of Sahrawi people's right to self-determination.