February 2017

Participants in the Sahara Marathon 2017 organize a solidarity meeting with the prisoners of Gdeim Izik

Wilaya de Auserd, February 28, 2017 (SPS) -  Participants in the international sporting event, Sahara Marathon 2017, organized a solidarity meeting with the prisoners of Gdeim Izik and all the Saharawi detainees jailed in Morocco.

All the interventions demanded the unconditional release of Sahrawi political prisoners, denouncing the unjust trials to which they were subjected unjustly by the authorities of the Moroccan occupation.

Western Sahara marathon is message of peace, way to fight

Smara (Sahrawi refugee camps), February 28, 2017 (SPS) -  The international Western Sahara marathon, which kicked off Tuesday, in the province of Al Ayun (Refugee camps) is a bearer of deep meanings in the Sahrawi people’s revolutionary journey.

It is both “a message of peace from the Sahrawi people to the world,” and “a battle front for freedom,” said the Sahrawi minister of Youth and Sports Ahmed Lahbib.

Zambia denies withdrawing recognition of SADR

Lusaka (Zambia), February 28, 2017 - Zambia did not withdraw its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said the Zambian ministry of Foreign Affairs, bringing an official denial to the information published by the Moroccan Press Agency (MAP), relayed by media.

Western Sahara: UN voices concerns over MINURSO personnel expelled by Morocco

New York (United Nations), February 28, 2017 - The UN peacekeeping operation department has expressed concerns over the MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) personnel expelled by Morocco, noting that such an obstruction will affect the work of the UN mission. 

Western Sahara: Forty-one years of struggle, exile and determination

Paris, February 28, 2017 - The French Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic said Monday in Paris "41 years of struggle, exile and determination (...) it's too long" for the Sahrawi people, who are waiting to exercise their right to self-determination.

 

Morocco's announcement of withdrawing troops from Al Guergarat region, maneuver

Smara (Refugees Camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi president and Polisario Front General Secretary Brahim Ghali said that the announcement of Morocco to withdraw its troops from Western Sahara’s Al Guergarat region was a maneuver and a diversion.

He added that the Moroccan occupier should assume the impacts of its colonial practices that may compromise the ceasefire.

Sahrawi State “irrevocable national, regional an international reality”

Smara (refugee camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi President and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali affirmed Monday that the Sahrawi State is now “an irrevocable national, regional and international reality,” adding that the Sahrawi people are more committed to freedom and sovereignty of their State on its territories.

SADR: Enlightening model for independence struggle

Smara (Refugee Camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi State, 41 years after the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), has made big steps in its building and the creation of its political, security and administrative institutions, making of the Polisario Front, the nucleus of the State, an enlightening model among the liberation movements worldwide. 

Commencement of festivities celebrating 41st anniversary of SADR proclamation

Smara, 27 Feb 2017 (SPS) The festivities celebrating the 41st anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) began on Monday in Smara with wide international participation.

US Congressional delegation renews in Smara support to Sahrawis right to self-determination

Smara (Refugee Camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) – The US Congressional Delegation chaired by Senator James Inhofe on visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps reaffirmed Sunday in Smara" its constant position" and continued support to the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.

It’s necessary that the U.S. work to end the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, it added.

Recognition of Sahrawi people's right to self-determination contributes to strengthening peace in region, says Addouh

Smara (refugee camps)-Speaker of the Sahrawi Parliament Khatri Addouh stressed Sunday "the recognition of the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination contributes to strengthening peace, security, coexistence and integration in the region."

President of Republic receives delegation from US Congress

Shaheed El-Hafed (refugee camps), 27 Feb 2017 (SPS) The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Sunday a delegation from the US Congress led by Senator Jim Inhofe on inspection visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps.

41st anniversary of SADR Proclamation: President Bouteflika congratulates Sahrawi counterpart

Algiers, Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sent a message of congratulations to Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), in which he reaffirmed Algeria's willingness to "pursue its efforts to allow the Sahrawi people exercise its right to self-determination through a free and fair message."

41st anniversary of SADR proclamation: Dlamini-Zuma determined to “strengthen peace” in region

Shaheed Al-Hafed (Refugee Camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) - The chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addressed a message of congratulations to the Sahrawi president Brahim Ghali on the occasion of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), affirming her determination “to strength peace in the region.”

Polisario Front willing to cooperate with new UN chief on decolonization in Western Sahara

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), Feb 27, 2017 (SPS) - National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has expressed Saharawi side's wish to cooperate with the new secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, for the completion of decolonization in Western Sahara, to restore peace and stability in the region.

Mexican president seeks to strengthen ties of friendship, cooperation with SADR

Shaheed El-Hafed (refugee camps), Feb 27,2017 (SPS) - Mexican President Pena Nieto sends a message to Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), in which he expressed his strong willingness to strengthen friendship ties and cooperation between the two countries.

Sahrawi official reveals extent of Morocco plunder of Sahrawi resources

Algiers, Feb 26, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Petroleum and Mining Authority, Ghali Zbeir, revealed Saturday in Algiers the extent of Morocco plundering of the Sahrawi resources, notably phosphate and fishery products.

He warned against the continuing complicity of certain foreign companies despite the binding ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Polisario Front submits to Guterres following Morocco's deliberate provocations in Alguergarat

New York, Feb 26, 2017 (SPS) -The Polisario Front has informed the UN Secretary General Antonio Guteress of the risks resulting from stalemate in the peace process and the fraught situation prevailing in the buffer zone of Alguergarat.

Cuban delegation on working visit to SADR

Shahid El-Hafed (refugee camps), 26 Feb 2017 (SPS) A Cuban delegation led by Cuban ambassador to SADR Raul Barzaga Navas is on a working visit to the Saharawi Republic.

Polisario Front representative received by New UN Secretary General

Shaheed El-Hafed, 25 Feb 2017 (SPS) The new UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, received Friday at the UN headquarters in New York, the representative of the Polisario Front, Boukhari Ahmed, who handed him an "urgent" from the President of the Republic, Brahim Ghali, indicated a staement of the Ministry of Information.

Panama congratulates SADR on its 41st Anniversary

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), Feb 25, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary - General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, received a congratulatory message from the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, on the occasion of the 41st Anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

US congressmen on visit to Sahrawi refugee camps Sunday

Washington, Feb 25, 2017 (SPS) - About ten US senators and members of the US House of Representatives will pay a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps on Sunday, Polisario Front's representation and Algerian diplomats in Washington told APS.

Adala UK denounces use of torture by Morocco against Sahrawis

London, Feb 25, 2017 (SPS) - The British organization for human rights defence in Western Sahara, Adala UK, denounced Friday the use of torture by Morocco against Sahrawi civilians who oppose Moroccan colonization of their country, and called for investigations into those complaints.

EU should seize Morocco’s accession to AU to reopen negotiations on Western Sahara conflict

Brussels, February 24, 2017 (SPS) -The European Union (EU) should seize the opportunity of Morocco’s accession to the African Union (AU) to reopen negotiations between the Sahrawi authorities and Morocco with a view to resolving the conflict, said EU MP Diane Dodds.

Security Council concerned about deadlock in Western Sahara peace process

New York (U.S.A) February 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Security Council, which gathered Wednesday, expressed its concern about the deadlock in Western Sahara peace process and the security risk in El Guergarat buffer zone.

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