November 2016

Africa to defeat colonialism, discrimination when all peoples decide their future

Algiers, November 30, 2016 (SPS) - Africa will defeat colonialism and racial discrimination when all peoples decide their future to live with dignity in their countries," said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of State, Minister of Foreign affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

Front Polisario representative in Spain holds meetings with Valence´s province officials

Valence (Spain), November 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Front Polisario representative in Spain, Ms. Jira Bulahi has held several meetings with officials of the Spanish Province Valence, as part of her tour to the said city.


Kenyan Foreign Minister reaffirms her country supporting position to Saharawi people right for freedom and self-determination

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) November 30, 2016 (SPS) - Kenyan Foreign Minister Ms. Amina Mohamed Tuesday has confirmed her country's supporting position for the Saharawi Republic and the right of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence.


President of the Republic congratulates the Prime Minister of Barbados on occasion of his country national day

Bir Lehlu (Liberated territories), November 30, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Front Polisario, Mr. Brahim Gali has sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mr. Freundel Stuart, for the 50th anniversary of the independence of his country.


Mohamed Salem Ould Salek: Fidel Castro will remain one of the great leaders defending justice and the values of equality

Havana (Cuba) November 30, 2016 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed Tuesday, in Havana, that the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, died on Friday, will remain “a legend and an example for the new generations, drawing from his thought the foundations of a world of justice, dignity and freedom.”


Western Sahara decolonization: Lamamra calls for African peoples solidarity

Algiers, November 29, 2016 (SPS) - Completing the decolonization process of Africa is dependent on the support of the peoples of the continent to the Sahrawi cause, said Tuesday in Algiers Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

Western Sahara: France supports search for "just, lasting and mutually agreed" solution

Paris, November 29, 2016 (SPS) - France supports the search for a "just, lasting and mutually agreed" solution to Western Sahara conflict, reaffirmed on Tuesday the French foreign ministry spokesperson.

Call to dispatch international observers to attend the re-trial of Gdeim Izik detainees

Occupied Aaiun, November 29, 2016 (SPS) - the Committee of  the families of Saharawi political prisoners called all international human rights organizations to send international observers to attend the re-trial of Saharawi political prisoners, Gdeim Izik group.

The Commission has called all organizations to ensure a fair trial and to respect the fundamental right of Saharawi political prisoners, in its statement.

Lesotho reiterates support to Western Sahara, says Mosisili

Algiers, Nov. 28, 2016 (SPS) - Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili reiterated Monday in Algiers "his country's unflinching solidarity and support" to Western Sahara.

In a statement to the press following an audience with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Mosisili expressed the solidarity of his country "with the Sahrawi people and its unflinching support to Western Sahara as a member of the African Union."

Spanish associations send over 4.4 tons of humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees

Madrid, Nov. 28, 2016 (SPS) - Over 4.4 tons of humanitarian aid, mainly made up of foodstuffs were sent Monday to the Sahrawi refugee camps by Spanish associations friends with the Sahrawi people, said the president of Burgos city, Maite Gimenez.

This aid is the result of a common work by the associations of Palencia, Avila, Valladollid and Burgos, added Gimenez.

Fourth Afro-Arab Summit in Malabo reaffirmed support for just causes (Minister of State)

Beirut, Nov. 28, 2016 (SPS) Minister of State and Adviser to the Presidency, Bashir Mustafa Sayed, affirmed that the fourth afro-Arab Summit in Malabo was an opportunity to reaffirm the support for the just causes, including the Sahrawi and Palestinian issues.

National Council celebrates 41th anniversary of its foundation

Shaheed El-Hafed, Nov 28, 2016 (SPS) The National Council (Parliament) celebrated Monday the 41th anniversary of its foundation, indicated a statement of the Saharawi legislative body.

President of Republic congratulates his Mauritanian counterpart on 56th anniversary of independence

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), 28 Nov 2016 (SPS) The President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on the occasion of the 56th Anniversary of the independence of his country.

Morocco’s withdrawal from Malabo Summit reflects isolation of Moroccan occupation at African Arab levels

Algiers, Nov. 27, 2016 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed Saturday that Morocco’s withdrawal from the Arab-African Summit “shows clearly the isolation of the Moroccan occupation at the African and Arab levels,” underlining that the Moroccan behaviour didn’t serve at all the Arab-African rapprochement.

Meeting of UGSARIO 8th Congress Preparatory Committee

Shaheed El Hafed, 27 Nov 2016 (SPS) The Preparatory Committee of the 8th Congress of the Union of Saharawi Workers (UGSARIO) held Sunday a meeting chaired by Hamma Salama, in charge  of the Polisario Front Political Organization.

The meeting discussed preparations of the holding of the 8th UGSARIO Congress.

CONASADH condemns repression and torture committed against women in occupied territories of Western Sahara

Shaheed El Hafed, 27 Nov 2016 (SPS) The Saharawi National Committee of Human Rights (CONASADH) condemned all forms of repression and torture committed against Sahrawi women in the occupied territories of Western Sahara by the Moroccan repressive forces of occupation.

Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO begins working visit in Sweden

Stockholm, Nov. 27, 2016 (SPS) Sahrawi Coordinator with MINURSO, M'hamed Khaded, began Friday a working visit for a few days in Sweden, accompanied by Representative of the Polisario Front in Sweden, Alien Habib Kentawi.

Mr. Khaded held several meetings with Swedish movement of solidarity with the Saharawi people, actors of civil society,  parliamentarians and the Socialist Democratic Party (the ruling party).

Presidency of Republic calls three days of national mourning following death of leader Fidel Castro

Bir Lehlou, Nov 26, 2016 (SPS) The Presidency of the Republic declared Saturday a national mourning for three days at the level of the refugee camps, the liberated territories of the SADR and the embassies and representations of the Polisario Front, following the death of president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro passes away

Havana, Saturday, 26 November 2016 (SPS) - Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, 90, passed away Friday evening in Havana, announced his brother Raul, who succeeded him in 2006.

"The Commander in Chief of the Cuban revolution passed away today at 10:29 p.m.," announced Raul Castro on the national television.

Fidel Castro "will be buried Saturday," stated the same official.

SADR hails African Union's support, solidarity

Bir Lahlou, November 25, 2016 (SPS) -  Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) greeted Wednesday African Union (AU) countries' support and solidarity with Western Sahara government and people, who should enjoy their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. 

Messahel calls Polisario Front, Morocco to engage in direct political dialogue

Malabo, November 24, 2016 (SPS) - Minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel called Monday in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) the Polisario Front and Morocco "to engage in a direct political dialogue for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations."


4th Africa-Arab Summit: African countries unified against destabilisation attempts

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel on Wednesday, in Malabo, said the "cohesion" that marked the fourth Africa-Arab Summit in the face of Morocco's attempts to expel the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from the Summit meeting "shows that the African continent remains unified against any attempt to undermine the stability of Africa and the Africa Union."

Prime Minister receives Spanish delegation

Chahid El Hafed, November 24, 2016 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Amar, has received Wednesday, the Projects Officer of family institutions projects, Mr. Bernard Blitar, in the presence of the head of the Saharawi Red Crescent, Mr. Buhubeini Yahya Buhubeini, at the headquarters of the Prime ministry.


Algeria hails African Group supporting Saharawi cause firm position

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) - the Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs and African Union and the Arab League, Mr. Abdelkader Messahel has praised in his speech on the occasion of the fourth Afro-Arab summit in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, "the firm position of the African Group supporting the Sahrawi cause."


African countries abort a Moroccan attempt to destabilize the African Union and violate its Constitutive Act

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), November 24, 2016 (SPS) - Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the African Union countries have prevented Morocco from succeeding in its attempt to destabilize AU and creating division among its members, by conditioning its participation by its refusal to sit alongside the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), which a founding member of the Pan-African Organization.