February 2017

Spanish medical team in Sahrawi refugee camps next Tuesday

Madrid, February 12, 2017 (SPS) - The friendly association with the Sahrawi people of the Spanish city of Burgos announced Saturday that a specialized medical team and a large batch of medical supplies will be sent to the Sahrawi refugee camps.

In violation of the CJUE ruling, France receives a second shipment of Western Sahara

Paris, February 11, 2017 (SPS) - A second shipment of goods from Western Sahara is due to arrive in Rouen, Normandy, France on Saturday, as opposed to the decision of the European Union Court of Justice of 21 December, as reported by Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) .

Moroccan police expels Spanish photographer from Western Sahara

El Aaiun (occupied capital of the SADR), February 11, 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation has continued to expel international journalists and observers as part of its systematic campaign to avoid reporting the situation in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara .

This Thursday and in flagrant violation of the international law the Moroccan police expelled the Spanish photographer Bernat Millet from Western Sahara

Danish company stops salt imports from Western Sahara: Important victory for Sahrawi people

London, February 10, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) said that the end of salt export from the occupied Western Sahara to Denmark was "an important victory" for the Sahrawi people.

Western Sahara: MEPs call on Morocco to comply with international law

Brussels, February 10, 2017 (SPS) - European MPs called Thursday, in Brussels, Morocco to respect its international commitments and to comply with the international law concerning the issue of Western Sahara, denouncing the latest warnings to the European Union (EU) on the implementation of the agriculture agreement signed in 2012.


UNMS SG holds a bilateral meeting with her Algerian counterpart

Algiers, February 10, 2017 (SPS) - A delegation from the National Union of Saharawi Women (UNMS) headed by her Secretary General, Fatma Mehdi held a bilateral meeting with the Algerian women's organization, led by her SG, Ms. Nuriya Hafsi.

Spain: Spanish associations active in collecting humanitarian aid for the Saharawi refugee camps

Madrid, February 09, 2017 (SPS) - Spanish associations with the Saharawi people are currently working to collect humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Sahrawi refugee camps.

In the province of Andalusia, associations of solidarity with the Saharawi people met recently at the "Machado Antonio de Baeza" University to develop a "plan to encourage and support" the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara.

Zambia hopes that Western Sahara borders are respected following Morocco’s accession to AU

Algiers, Febrauary 09, 2017 (SPS) - The Zambian minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba expressed Wednesday, in Algiers, his country’s wish that the Western Sahara borders are respected and that Morocco “keeps in mind that Western Sahara is a member country of the African Union (AU).”

Malainin Sadik received by the Nigeria Foreign Minister

Abuja, February 08, 2017 (SPS)- The extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic  (SADR) to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Malainin Sadik, was received in audience by Mrs. B. Khadija Ibrahim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Nigeria.

President Gali warns of Morocco possibility may bring an action against CJEU ruling

Chahid El Hafed, February 08, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali warned that after the decision of the European Court of Justice reiterates that the exchanges with Morocco are not applicable to the territory of Western Sahara, which is a separate and distinct territory, Morocco is going to threaten the EU with illegal immigration and even terrorism as a weapon to push Europe to violate its laws and principles.

Arrest of human rights activist, Claude Mangin: Sahrawi Human Rights Committee expresses condemnation of this irresponsible act

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), February 07, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Commission for Human Rights expressed its condemnation of the expulsion of the human rights activist Claude Mongin Asfari by the Moroccan authorities.


President of Republic chairs Council Ministers meeting

Chahid El Hafed, (Saharawi Refugee Camps), February 07, 2017 (SPS) - the President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali has chaired Tuesday the meeting of the Council of Ministers at the headquarters of the presidency.

CEAS-Sahara condemns Moroccan authority’s expulsion of Claude Mangin

Casablanca, February 07, 2017 (SPS) - The Spanish Coordination of Associations Supporting Western Sahara (CEAS) has expressed its utter indignation the expulsion of Claude Mangin of French nationality by the Moroccan authorities from the Casablanca airport.

Spain: The Mayor of Albacete reiterates his support for the Saharawi cause

Madrid, February. 07, 2017 (SPS) - The Mayor of Albacete (Spain), Javier Cuenca reiterated his support for the cause of the Saharawi people at a conference organized by the local association friendly with occupied Western Sahara.


President of Republic emphasizes Saharawi Republic sovereignty over national territory way to achieve peace

Chahid El Hafed, (Saharawi Refugee Camps), February 06 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO stressed that "the attainment of the sovereignty of the Saharawi Republic over the national territory will open the door to a just and lasting peace in the region and the establishment of brotherhood, Friendship, cooperation and good neighborly relations with the neighboring Kingdom of Morocco and with all countries and peoples.”

Morocco's adherence to AU Constitutive Act, recognition of Sahrawi State

Algiers, February 06 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Monday in Algiers Morocco adherence to the AU Constitutive Act represented a "legal recognition" of the Sahrawi state and its sovereignty over its territory.

AU sufficiently mature to "counter Morocco's plans," says Ould Salek

Algiers, February 06 2017 (SPS) --The Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek stated Monday in Algiers the African Union (AU) is sufficiently mature and independent to counter Morocco's plans and attempts to undermine the Constitutive Act of the pan-African organization.

Committee charged of upcoming National agenda holds a press conference

Chahid El Hafed, February 05 2017 (SPS) - the National Committee charged of the organization of upcoming national agendas held on Sunday a press conference at the Media Archive about the preparation of the forthcoming national events.


Western Sahara resources: WSRW welcomes EU decision on respect for international law

London, February 04, 2017 (SPS) – Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) welcomed the European Union's decision to respect "the separate and distinct status" of the territory of Western Sahara, when considering its energy imports from Morocco.

“CJEU excludes Western Sahara goods from EU agreements with Morocco” (MEP Florent Marcellesi)

Gran Canarias, February 03, 2017 (SPS) – the MEP of EQUO and Europa Verde Florent Marcellesi met in Las Palmas with the President of the Port Authority, Luis Ibarra, to discuss the details of the passage of the island of the Key Bay freighter with fish oil from the occupied territory Of Western Sahara.


Morocco’s accession to AU without preconditions is victory for Sahrawi cause

London (U.K.), February 02, 2017 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente  POLISARIO in the United Kingdom Mohamed Limam Mohamed Ali said Thursday, in London, that Morocco’s accession to the African Union and the abandonment of the conditions  previously issued, and which were the source of its withdrawal in 1984 from the Organization of African Unity, were a “victory for the Sahrawi cause.”

SADR participates in XV International Pedagogy Congress Edition 2017

Havana, February 02, 2017 (SPS) - A Sahrawi  Ministerial Delegation led by the Minister of Education, Mr. Mohamed Molud Mohamed Fadel is taking part in the XV Edition of the International Pedagogical Congress 2017 at the invitation of the Minister of Education of the Greater Antilles.

About 40 countries are represented in the event, which until 3 February will be held at the Convention Center.

Spanish medical delegation to be sent, in March, to Sahrawi refugee camps

Madrid, February 02, 2017 (SPS) - The association of Zamora (Spain) of friendship with the Sahrawi people announced the sending, in March, of a specialized medical delegation which will provide treatment and perform consultations and surgical operations to the Sahrawi refugees.

"Following AU membership, Morocco is urged to fully implement Peace Plan in Western Sahara," says Gali

Addis Ababa, February 02, 2017 (SPS) - Following its membership in the African Union (AU), Morocco is urged to efficiently contribute to the implementation of the UN-OAU (currently AU) Peace Plan for the decolonization of Western Sahara, and respect for the sovereignty of the Sahrawi Republic on its territory, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Brahim Gali stressed in Addis Ababa.

With or without Morocco in AU, Polisario Front has “already won”

London (U.K.), February 01, 2017 (SPS) - Morocco’s admission to the African Union (AU) does not change the fact that the Polisario Front, the only legitimate representative of the people of Western Sahara “has already won” by being recognized by the Union, said Wednesday, the director of the Arab Centre for Social and Political Research (CARAPS) based in Geneva (Switzerland), Riadh Sidaoui.