October 2016

10th edition of Art Tifariti opens in Wilaya of Boujdour

Boujdour (refugee camps), October 31, 2016 (SPS) The 10th edition of ARTifariti Festival opened Sunday at the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawi refugee camps, under the theme "Beyond the future," bearing the name of the Algerian artist Abdellah Ahmedi.

Prime Minister receives delegation of Italian associations of solidarity with Saharawi people

Shaheed El Hafed, October 31, 2016 (SPS) Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Oumar, received Sunday  a delegation of Italian associations of solidarity with the Saharawi people including Italian director Domenech, who was working on a film about the suffering of the Sahrawi refugees .

Minister of Information receives Belgian parliamentary delegation

Shaheed El Hafed, October 31, 2016 (SPS) Minister of Information,Hamada Salma Daf, received Sunday the Belgian parliamentary delegation on a visit for a few days in the Saharawi refugee camps.

The meeting discussed the situation of the Sahrawi media in the light of developments in information technologies and their role in the publication and coverage of international and national events related to the Saharawi cause.

President of National Council receives Belgian parliamentary delegation

Shaheed El Hafed, October 30, 2016 (SPS) The President of the National Council (Parliament), Khatri Addouh, received Tuesday a Belgian parliamentary delegation on a visit for a few days in the Saharawi refugee camps.

Tanzanian government called on to continue support of Sahrawi people struggle for self-determination and independence

Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2016 (SPS) - Tanzanian Saharawi Solidarity Committee has called on Tanzanian government to continue support for the just struggle of Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence, in a statement on the eve of the visit of the King of Morocco to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Prime Minister receives PSOE delegation

Shaheed El Hafed, October 29, 2016 (SPS) - Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar received Thursday a delegation composed of Ander Gil Vega and Laura Berja from Spanish Socialist Party.

The meeting addressed aspects of cooperation and solidarity with the Saharawi people and means of improving them.

The Spanish position on the question of Western Sahara was also analyzed in the meeting. (SPS)

President of Republic receives executive secretary of African Committee of Intelligence and Security Services

Shaheed El Hafed, 27/10/16 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Wednesday the Executive Secretary of the Committee of the Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA), Mr. Shimeles Semayat, at the headquarters of the presidency.

President of Republic felicitates Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda on National Day

Shaheed El-Hafed, October 28, 2016 (SPS) – President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent Thursday a felicitation message to the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, H.E, Gaston Browne, on the 35th Anniversary the Independence Day of his country.

President of Republic congratulates President of Commonwealth of Dominica on Independence Day

Shaheed El-Hafed, October 28, 2016 (SPS) – President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent Thursday a congratulatory message to the President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, H.E, Charles Angelo Savarin, on the 38th Anniversary the Independence Day of his country.

Sahrawi extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Republic of Namibia presents credentials

Windhoek (Namibia) October 28, 2016 (SPS) – Mr. Bah Sheikh Mohammed presented Tuesday in Windhoek his credentials as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Sahrawi Republic to the Republic of Namibia. 

The Sahrawi ambassador was received by Namibian President H.E. Hage Geingob who reaffirmed the support of his country to the legitimate struggle of the Sahrawi people.

National Committee prepares launch of ARTifariti 10th edition

Shaheed El-Hafed, October 28, 2016 (SPS) – The national committee in charge of the organization of the 10th edition of the cultural event ARTifariti held Thursday a meeting chaired by Minister of Culture, Khadija Hamdi, at the ministry.

EUCOCO conference on Nov. 18-19 in Spain's Vilanova

Madrid (Spain), October 27, 2016 (SPS) - The 41st European Conference for Support and Solidarity with Saharawi People (EUCOCO) is to be held on November 18-19 in the Spanish city of Vilanova, Barcelona, organizers said on Thursday.

Expulsion of MINUSRO members, threat on regional security

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), October 27, 2016 (SPS) - The African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) affirmed that the expulsion of members of the United Nations Mission for the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) "is an approach that threatens regional peace, hinders regional and international efforts, and freezes the peace process."

Adala UK denounces Morocco's strategy for Sahrawis isolation

London, October 26, 2016 (SPS) - The British organization for human rights defence in Western Sahara, Adala UK, has denounced Wednesday Morocco's continuing strategy for the isolation of Sahrawi people by denying entry to international observers, journalists and pro-Sahrawi activists.

President of Republic congratulates Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on National Day

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), October 26, 2016 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the independence of his country.

Sahrawi ambassador received by Sam Nujoma

Windhoek (Namibia) October 26, 2016 (SPS) Saharawi Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Angola and Namibia, Bah Deih Sheikh Mohamed, wad received Monday by Namibia’s  Founding President  Sam Nujoma, in the Namibian capital, Windhoek.

UN called upon to increase efforts to find just settlement to Palestinian and Sahrawi questions (Mr. Lamamra)

Algiers, October 25, 2016 (SPS) The Algerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra, called Monday in Algiers on the United Nations (UN) to increase its efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the issues of Palestine and Western Sahara.

President of Republic congratulates President Edgar Lungu on National Day

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), October 25, 2016 (SPS) The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu Chagwa, on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the independence of his country.

President of Republic congratulates new FLN Secretary-General

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), October 24, 2016 (SPS) The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a congratulatory message to the new Secretary General of the Algeria National Liberation Front party  (FLN), Djamel Ould Abbes.

Polisario Front denounces Morocco's hindrances to UN-sponsored talks process

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps) - The Polisario Front condemned Morocco's hindrances to UN-sponsored negotiation process between the two conflicting parties, to find a permanent solution allowing Saharawi people to exert their right to self-determination.

Mr. Ladsous meets with Minister of National Defense and Secretary of State for Documentation and Security

Shaheed El-Hafed (refugee camps), October 24, 2016 (SPS) The Under Secretary-General of the United for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, met with Minister of National Defence, Abdellah Lehbib, and Secretary of State for Documentation and Security, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud, in Shaheed El-Hafed, Sahrawi refugee camps.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations on visit in Sahrawi refugee camps

Shaheed El Hafed, October 23, 2016 (SPS) – UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous arrived Sunday in Sahrawi refugee camps in the framework of a working visit that led him to the parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco.

Families of Gdeim Izik prisoners denounce expulsion of French activist Claude Mangin

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), October 23, 2016 (SPS) – The Committee of Gdeim Izik Prisoners Families condemned Saturday the expulsion of French activist Claude Mangin by Moroccan authorities, in a statement. 

The Committee expressed its full support to the wife of Sahrawi political prisoner Naama Asfari, human rights activist Claude Mangin.

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi demonstrators

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), October 23, 2016 (SPS) – The Moroccan forces intervened violently against Sahrawi demonstrators who took Saturday evening to Smara Street in the occupied city of El Aaiun, coincided with the visit of the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in the city, indicated a statement of the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Diaspora.

President of Republic receives Balearic Islands delegation

Shaheed El Hafed, October 23, 2016 (SPS) President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Saturday a delegation of mayors, deputies and journalists from the Balearic Islands, Spain.

During the meeting, the President of the Republic stressed that this visit confirms the strong support of the Balearic Islands Government to the struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and independence.

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