March 2018

Sahrawi people ready for armed struggle to regain sovereignty over their territories

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), March 12, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, reaffirmed that the Sahrawi people are ready for the armed struggle to regain sovereignty over all their territories, calling on the international community to speed up the implementation of the resolution 2351 of the United Nations Security Council.

Sahrawi Republic demands intervention of AU to prevent Morocco from organizing Crans Montana in occupied Dakhla

Bir-Lehlou (Liberated Territories), March 12, 2018 (SPS) – President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has asked for the urgent intervention of the African Union in order to prevent Morocco from organising  the Crans Montana  Forum in the occupied city of Dakhla.

President of Republic receives Spanish parliamentary delegation

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), March 11, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Saturday a parliamentary delegation from Spain, in the liberated town of Bir Lehlu.

Prime Minister receives Spanish parliamentary delegation of intergroup in support for Saharawi people

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), March 11, 2018 (SPS) - Prime Minister Mohamed Alouali Akeik on Saturday received a Spanish parliamentary delegation of the intergroup in support the Sahrawi people, in the locality of Bir Lehlou in the SADR liberated territories.

President of Republic urges AU to call upon EU member states to implement CJEU ruling

Bir-Lehlou (Liberated Territories), March 10, 2018 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has urged the African Union (AU) to call upon the European Union (EU) member states to put into effect the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the partnership agreement in the fisheries sector (the Fisheries Agreement) concluded between the European Union and Morocco in 2006.

Adala UK denounces 'inhumane conditions' in which dozens of Saharawi prisoners are living in Morocco

Two of 22 Saharawi political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in protest against the cruel, inhumane and degrading conditions they are forced to endure in Moroccan prisons. Naama Asfari is continuing his hunger strike which he started on 27 February in the provincial Al Ayrat 1 prison. He is in solitary confinement and has been denied his basic human rights due to a discriminatory decision taken by the newly appointed head of the prison.

President of Republic receives credentials of Cuban ambassador

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), March 8, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Thursday in Bir-Lahlou, Mrs. Clara Margarita Pulido Escandell, who presented her credentials, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

President of Republic receives credentials of Namibian Ambassador

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), March 8, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Thursday in Bir-Lahlou, Dr. Panduleni-Kano shingege, who presented her credentials, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Namibia to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).



International Women Day: NUSW pays tribute to Saharawi woman role in liberation struggle

Chaheed El Hafed , March 08, 2018 (SPS) - The National Union of Saharawi Women (UNMS) praised the historic role played by Saharawi women in the struggle for liberation in a statement issued  Thursday on the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day, coincides with the anniversary of the first martyr of the Frente POLISARIO, Bashir Lehlawi.

Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO holds a meeting with Canarian Parliamentary Intergroup of Solidarity with the SADR

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), March 08, 2018 (SPS) - The Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO and in charge of the dossier of natural resources, Mhamed Jadad, held a working meeting on Wednesday with the Canarian Parliamentary Intergroup of Solidarity with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Western Sahara conflict resolution: Morocco is afraid of negotiation

Algiers, March 08, 2018 (SPS) -Member of the Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat and Sahrawi coordinator with the Minurso M’hamed Khadad said Wednesday that Morocco was “afraid of negotiation” to settle the Western Sahara conflict and underlined “a lack of willingness” to engage in the UN-backed process.

Australia reiterates its support for UN efforts to solve the conflict in Western Sahara

Sydney (Australia), March 07, 2018 (SPS) - Responsible for North Africa and the Middle East in the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Matthew Neuhaus clarified that his country supports the efforts of the United Nations and its Envoy to solve  peacefully, the conflict of Western Sahara.

Settlement of Western Sahara conflict: Kohler meets with Moroccan delegation in Lisbon

Lisbon, March 07, 2018 (SPS) -  The Personal Envoy of the UN General Secretary for Western Sahara Horst Kohler has met on Tuesday in Lisbon a Moroccan delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, announced the Moroccan Foreign Ministry on his tweeter account.

"The meeting should continue all day, followed by a working dinner," added the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation.

Commemoration of 10 years after arrest of Sahrawi human rights activist Yahya Mohammed Al-Hafed Izzah

Tantan (South of Morocco) 5 March 2018 - Sahrawi masses organised Sunday a solidarity platform to mark the 10th anniversary of the arrest of Sahrawi human rights activist Yahya Mohamed Al-Hafed Izzah at his family home in Tantan, southern Morocco.

President of Republic receives delegation of occupied territories

Shaheed El-Hafed, March 4, 2018 (SPS) – The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Saturday the delegation of Sahrawi human rights activists from the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara that took part in the 42nd Anniversary of the SADR and the International Conference of Peaceful Resistance

EU-Morocco fishing deal: US Western Sahara Foundation welcomes ECJ decision

Washington (United States), March 3, 2018 (SPS) - US Western Sahara Foundation welcomed Friday the European Court of Justice's ruling on the European Union's fishing agreement with Morocco, stating that it does not apply to Western Sahara and reaffirming Saharawi people's inalienable right to self-determination.

EU-Morocco fisheries agreement: CJEU decision “turning point” in Sahrawi people’s struggle

Brussels, March 3, 2018 (SPS) - The decision made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 27 February and excluding the territorial waters of Western Sahara from EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is a “turning point” in the struggle of the Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence, said Thursday, in Belgium, Euro-MP Paloma Lopez.

Western Sahara conflict resolution process continues despite obstacles Morocco puts

Algiers, March 3, 2018 (SPS) -The prospects for the resumption of talks on the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict have brightened since the appointment of German Horst Kohler as Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, who is holding a series of meetings with the parties to the conflict (Morocco and the Polisario Front) as well as the two observer countries, Algeria and Mauritania.

Western Sahara: International community urged to set date for self-determination referendum

Smara (Saharawi Refugee Camps), March 02, 2018 (SPS) - The International Conference on Nonviolent Resistance wrapped up Tuesday with a call urging the international community to set a date for a referendum on Western Sahara people's self-determination.

Western Sahara: Algeria calls for providing MINURSO with human rights section

Geneva, March 02, 2018 (SPS) – Algeria has renewed on Wednesday in Geneva during the 37th session of Human Rights Council, call for integrating a Human Rights section in the UN Mission for referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). It has also called for sending regular missions of the UN High Commission Office in the Sahrawi occupied territories.

Kennedy Foundation condemns Moroccan attempt to discredit Sahrawi Human Rights Defender Aminatou Haidar

Washington, March 02, 2018 (SPS) - The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has condemned "strongly" the recent attempt of the Moroccan press to discredit the Sahrawi human rights defender Aminatou Haidar, regretting this assault that impugns the reputations of other human rights defenders and NGOs  in Western Sahara.

Fisheries agreement: CJEU’s decision, historic breakthrough for Saharawi people’s struggle against Moroccan occupation

Johannesburg, March 02, 2018 (SPS) -The African National Congress (ANC), ruling party in South Africa, on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stating that the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement is not applicable to Western Sahara.

Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO received at UK Foreign Office

London, March 02, 2018 (SPS) - UK Foreign Office has reaffirmed Wednesday UK unwavering position regarding Western Sahara, as it supports the efforts of the United Nations (UN), General Secretary and Special Envoy to reach lasting political solution that guarantees the right to self-determination to the Sahrawi people.

Sidati calls, in Geneva, international community to support peace process in Western Sahara

Geneva, March 02, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati called Wednesday, in Geneva, the international community to “support UN peace process and respect the international law concerning Western Sahara.”

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