May 2017

Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar participates in honor ceremony in memory of Miguel Portas

Lisbon (Portugal), 8 May 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar took part in the honor ceremony dedicated to the memory of Portuguese left-wing fighter Miguel Portas, on its fifth anniversary held Saturday in Lisbon, according to a Saharawi diplomatic source.

President of Republic congratulates new French president

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Zones), May 8, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, on Monday conveyed his congratulations to the new president of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron.

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister reaffirms Cuba's strong position in support of Saharawi issue

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), May 7, 2017 (SPS) - The First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, reaffirmed Sunday the strong position of his country in support of the struggle of the Saharawi people and their right to self-determination and independence.

Sahrawi Republic condemns terrorist attack in Lake Chad region

Bir Lehlu, May 7, 2017 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario front, Brahim Ghali, condemned Saturday "forcefully" the terrorist attack perpetrated Friday against a position of the Chadian army based in Kaïga-Kindiria, in the Lake Chad region.

Moroccan forces assault Sahrawi activist on hunger strike

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories) May 7, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened violently on Saturday morning against Saharawi political activist on hunger strike Sidi-Mohamed Alouat, in front of his house in the so-called Inaash neighborhood in the occupied city of El Aaiun.

President of Republic sends message of condolences to Mauritanian counterpart

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Zones), May 7, 2017 (SPS) The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, has addressed a message of condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, in which he expressed deep grief and sorrow of the government and people of the Saharawi Republic following the tragic death of former Mauritanian President Ali Ould Mohamed Fal.

Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit SADR

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), May 6, 2017 (SPS) - Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez will Sunday undertake an official visit to the Sahrawi Republic, according to sources of the Cuba Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Asturias Parliament calls on companies not to contribute to Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara (Press)

Asturias, 05 May 2017 (SPS) - The General Assembly of the Principality of Asturias urged Friday European, Spanish and Asturias companies to “cease activities that may favor the perpetuation of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and the exploitation of its natural resources,” in a resolution adopted during its plenary session. 

Seizure of a cargo of phosphate rock destined for New Zealand

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May 04, 2017

SADR President Ghali warns against Moroccan occupation’s disregard for Sahrawis

Bir Lahlou (Occupied Territories), may 5, 2017 (SPS)  - Sahrawi President, General Secretary of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the international community "cannot remain indifferent" to the flagrant abuse by the Moroccan occupation of Sahrawi human rights as well as the real t and permanent threat, which constantly weighs on human lives.

EU welcomes extension of Minurso mandate, reiterates support to UN efforts

Brussels, may 5, 2017 (SPS) -The European Union (EU) hailed Wednesday in Brussels the adoption of a UN Resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso), and reiterated support to the efforts of the Secretary General of the Organization to reach a fair solution that ensures self-determination of the Sahrawi people. 

Security Council resolution, "major victory" to put back political process on rails

Algiers, May 1, 2017 (SPS) -Sahrawi coordinator with the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khedad affirmed Monday that the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution extending the mandate of the Minurso and calling for negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prior conditions, is was a "great victory" for the Sahrawi cause, and put back political process ensuring the right of Sahrawi people to self-determinatio

Adoption by Security Council of resolution confirms Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Algiers, May 1, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers Bouchraya Hamoudi Bayoune affirmed Sunday that the adoption by UN Security Council of a resolution on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the obligation to begin negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prerequisites, confirm the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, adding that this is a response to “all the

AU Commission hails adoption of UN Security Council’s resolution 2351 on Western Sahara

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)May 1, 2017 (SPS) - The president of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat hailed the unanimous adoption, last Friday, by the members of the United Nations Security Council, of the resolution 2351 (2017) on the Western Sahara issue which extended, for a year, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Western Sahara: Resistance in exile

25 April 2017

Deep in the Sahara desert some 165,000 Saharawi refugees cling to the hope that they will one day return to their confiscated homeland. But despite a lifetime in exile, and denial of their basic human rights, resistance is growing.

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi protesters in occupied Smara

Smara (Occupied Territories), May 1, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened violently, Saturday evening in the occupied city of Smara, against Sahrawi demonstrators came out in solidarity with human rights activists on unlimited hunger strike Hamadi Naciri and Kabal Jawda.

Serious deterioration in health status of activists Hammadi Naciri, Kabal Jawda

Smara (Occupied Territories), May 1, 2017 (SPS) - Human rights activists Hammadi Naciri and Kabal Jawda live in a very poor health conditions as a result of the complications of the unlimited hunger strike that they have been waging for 14 consecutive days to demand their legitimate rights.

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