September 2017

Moroccan forces suppress demonstrations in El-Aaiun and Boujdour

El-Aaiun, Sep 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces intervened violently on Wednesday and Thursday against Saharawi demonstrators in the occupied cities of El-Aaiun and Boujdour.

President of Republic congratulates Botswana counterpart on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlu, Sep 30, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Ian Khama, on the 51st Anniversary of Independence Day.

Polisario Front's founder member Baba Mustapha Ould Sayed passes away

Shaheed El-Hafed, Sep 30, 2017 (SPS) - Baba Mustapha Ould Sayed, one of the Polisario Front's founding members, has died at the age of 61 following a long illness.

Ould Sayed started his career as a political activist in a young age, within the Youth Union of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio del Oro (Polisario), in which he was responsible for external relations.

SADR participates in Africa Intelligence and Security Congress

Khartoum (Sudan), Sept 28, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), represented by a delegation led by the Secretary of State for Security and Documentation, Brahim Ahmed Mahmud, took part at the 14th African Congress of Intelligence and Security, held in the Khartoum Sudanese capital.

 

Situation and political of Sahrawi people, theme of photo exhibition in Copenhagen

Copenhagen,  Sept 28, 2017 (SPS) - “The Sahrawi people are awaiting” is the theme of a photo exhibition held in Copenhagen (Denmark) on the situation of the Sahrawi people in refugee camps and their political activism for self-determination and independence for more than four decades.

Moroccan police brutal intervention against Saharawi activist Fatimeu Chahid protest

Aaiun (Occupied Territories), Sept 27, 2017 (SPS) - Several Moroccan police units intervened on Tuesday against the peaceful protest carried out by the Saharawi activist, Fatimetu Chahid, in front of one of the administrations of the Moroccan occupation in the Aaiun.

 

SADR's participation in the African Health Conference frustrates Morocco's intentions

Cairo, Egypt Sept 27, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is represented by a delegation of the Ministry of Health at the expert-level consultative meeting of North African countries, with a view to discussing mechanisms to promote the activities of the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Sulaiman al-Tayeb presents his credentials as ambassador to the Saharawi Republic in El Salvador

San Salvador (El Salvador), Sept 27, 2017 (SPS) - Mr. Sulaiman Al-Tayeb Hanan, the Saharawi Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, was received on Tuesday by the Salvadoran President Sanchez Serene to present his credentials as an Extraordinary Ambassador to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to El Salvador.

 

Moroccan repression forces arrest two Saharawi students in occupied city of Smara

Smara (Occupied Territories), Sept 27, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi students Abba Cheij Abba Haj and Ali Salem Bumehdi were arrested by Moroccan repression forces in the occupied city of Smara on the ground of f their participation in a peaceful rally, before the Islamic Science Center in Smara, Occupied Territories.

 

Human rights activists call on international community to protect Saharawi defenders in occupied Western Sahara

Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 26,  2017 (SPS) - A debate on "human rights defenders" was facilitated by the Saharawi delegation participating in the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council from which an appeal was made to the international community to protect Saharawi human rights defenders in occupied Western Sahara.

Greens in EUParliament consider "EU-Morocco agreement renegotiation contradicts European Court decision"

Brussels (Belgium), Sept 26, 2017 (SPS) - The Greens parliamentary group in the European Union Parliament denounced yesterday the renegotiation of the EU-Morocco association agreement, considering that it is contrary to the ruling of the European Court of Justice and a violation of international law.

Saharawi student and political prisoner health situation El Uafi El Uakari deteriorates

Marrakech (Morocco), Sept 26, 2017 (SPS) - the health status of Saharawi student and political prisoner Uafi El Uakari has gravely deteriorated, who is imprisoned in the Moroccan prison of Ludaia in Marrakesh, According to sources of human rights activists.

Renegotiation of EU-Morocco agreements: Bargaining infringes CJEU’s decision

Brussels, Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) - The Green Group in the European Parliament denounced Monday the continuation of negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Morocco aimed at circumventing the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, underlining that this bargaining infringes the decision of the Court and the international law.

East Timor calls for organization of self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

New York, Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) - East Timor called Monday on the United Nations to urgently organise the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara.

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, The new Permanent Representative of Timor-Leste to the United Nations, Ms. Maria Helena Pires, called for the exercise by of the people of Western Sahara to their right to self-determination.

Angola calls for implementation of UN, AU resolutions on Western Sahara

New York, Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) - Angola has called for ensuring the application of the United Nations and African Union resolution on the issue of Western Sahara.

During the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, Angola's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Ismael Abraão Gaspar Martins, called for the effective implementation of the resolutions of the Security Council and the African Union concerning the Saharawi question.

Mozambique regrets lack of progress in decolonization of Western Sahara

New York (UN), Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) - Mozambique lamented Monday in the General Assembly the lack of progress in the decolonization of Western Sahara.

During the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, António Gumende, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to the United Nations, emphasized that the lack of progress in the decolonization of Western Sahara remains a serious concern for Mozambique.

EU, AU agree upon "renaming" their next meeting EU-AU Summit

Brussels, Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) -The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) agreed upon "renaming" their summit between Europeans and Africans scheduled for 29-30 November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast), the EU-AU summit, Algeria's ambassador Amar Belani said Sunday in Brussels.

President of Republic calls on UN to protect Sahrawis in occupied zones of Western Sahara

Bir-Lehlou, Sep 25, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has called on the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to protect the Saharawi citizens in the occupied zones of Western Sahara from the daily violence of the Moroccan repression apparatus.

President of Republic congratulates his counterpart of Guinea-Bissau on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlou, Sep 24, 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated his counterpart of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, M. José Mario Vaz, on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the independence of this sisterly country.

Tanzania hopes Morocco's accession to AU would lead to resumption of negotiations

New York, Sep 24,  2017 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga, hoped that Morocco's accession to the African Union, could pave the way for the resumption of negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco on solid bases.

President of Republic congratulates his Malian counterpart on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlou, Sep 23, 2017 (SPS)-  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated his Malian counterpart, Brahim Boubaker Kaita, on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Mali.

Adala UK condemns Morocco's brutal repression of protests in El Aaiun

London, 23/09/17

The Moroccan occupation authorities have allowed the police and security forces in the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara to use excessive force against Saharawi protesters.

The Royal Moroccan Government must end the violence against Saharawi civilians and when any members of the security forces are found to have violated people's human rights, they must be brought to justice.

Spain welcomes intention expressed by UNSG to relaunch talks

New York, Sep 23, 2017 (SPS) - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Mr. Alfonso Dastis Quecedo, welcomes the intention expressed by the UN Secretary General to relaunch the talks between the parties to the conflict in Western Sahara.

Lesotho supports struggle for self-determination in Western Sahara

New York, Sep 23, 2017 (SPS) - Lesotho Prime Minister, Mr. Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, has reiterated his country's support for Western Sahara in its struggle for self-determination.

Vice-President of Botswana reiterates support for Saharawi people struggle

New York, Sep 23, 2017 (SPS) - The Vice-President of Botswana, Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, reiterated Thursday his country's support to the struggle of the Sahrawi people for their right to self-determination.

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