December 2018

AWSA holds its annual assembly, welcomes Geneva negotiations

Sidney (Australia), December 17, 2018 (SPS) - Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) on Wednesday held its annual assembly in Sidney, Australia, evaluated its work in the past year and drew up a schedule for the next year, and elected a new leadership.

In a statement, AWSA welcomed the recently concluded first round of negotiations held on 5-6 December 2018 in Geneva on the UN mandate to conduct a referendum on the sovereignty of Western Sahara.

ASAVIM calls for exerting pressure on Morocco to comply with Ottawa and Oslo conventions

Shaheed Alhafed, December 16, 2018 (SPS) – Sahrawi Association of Landmine Victims (ASAVIM) has reiterates call on the international community and its relevant bodies, in particular the United Nations, in order to exert pressure on Morocco to comply with conventions on banning mines and cluster munitions (Ottawa and Oslo), in a statement. 

Sahrawi Republic takes part in AU meeting on rights of women and girls

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 16 December 2018 (SPS) – Minister of Social Welfare and Promotion of Women, Mahfuda Rahal, has taken part in the meeting under the auspices of the African Union to accelerate the ratification, domestication and implementation of the Protocol on Women’s Rights.

The high-level meeting, which kicked off on December 12, calls for the universal ratification of the Protocol on Women’s Rights

Algerian TAJ party reiterates support for right of Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence

Algiers, December 16, 2018 (SPS) - The Rally of Algerian Hope (TAJ) on Saturday reiterated its strong support for the Saharawi people's right to self-determination and independence, at the conclusion of its first national congress.

US Administration still committed to resolve Western Sahara conflict

Washington, December 15, 2018  – The US administration renewed its interest and commitment to resolve Western Sahara conflict, insisting on "stronger, more effective mandate" of Minurso to push forward the UN process.

A Saharawi political prisoner begins an open hunger strike

Occupied Aaiún, Dec 13, 2018 (SPS) - The Saharawi political prisoner Mohamed Hasana Ahmed Salem Burial has entered yesterday, on an open hunger strike in the prison of  Tifelt2 in protest against the miserable situation of the prison in which he is, according to / sources from the Ministry of the Occupied Territories Abroad Community.

"South Africa will use its membership in the UN Security Council to defend the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination ".( South Africa)

Pretoria (South Africa), Dec12, 2019 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of South Africa, Lindiwe Sisulu, said in a statement that her country "will use its membership in the UN Security Council to defend the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination ".

President Brahim Gali supervises the graduation of a new promotion of Sahrawi political cadres

National School of Saharawi cadres, Dec 12, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali oversaw, on Tuesday, the graduation of a new batch of political cadres in the National School of Saharawi cadres Martir El-Wali, with the presence of the member of the National Secretariat and head of the political Organization, Mr. Hama Salama and the Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of Cuba in Algeria, Mrs.

EU-Morocco Agreement: Frente POLISARIO denounces European Parliament Committee’s "shameful" vote

Strasbourg, Dec 11, 2018 (SPS) -  Frente POLISARIO representative to Europe Mohamed Sidati has denounced on Tuesday the adoption by the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the report of the controversial Eurodeputy Patricia Lalonde, which provides for the expansion of the EU-Morocco Agricultural Agreement to the occupied Western Sahara territory

President, Brahim Gali, congratulates his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), Dec 11, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Gali, sent a congratulatory message to the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, on the occasion of the National Day of the African brother country.

Frente POLISARIO deplores the "shameful" attitude of EU Parliament International Trade Commission

Brussels (Belgium), Dec 11, 2018 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO describes as "shameful" the maneuver of the European Parliament's International Trade Commission (INTA) in supporting the renewal of the illegal agricultural agreements with Morocco and the inclusion of the occupied areas of Western Sahara.

UN General Assembly: 36 resolutions adopted, including one relating to Western Sahara conflict

New York, December 10, 2018 (SPS) - The United Nations General Assembly adopted, in its 73rd session, 36 resolutions and 4 decisions relating to issues of decolonization, including that relating to Western Sahara.

Polisario Front calls to speed up implementation of Security Council’s resolution 2440

Shaheed Alhafeed, December 10, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front underlined, following its meeting with Morocco as part of the roundtable held in Geneva, the firm willingness and unwavering determination of the Sahrawi people in their fight for freedom and independence, while calling to speed up the implementation of the resolution 2440 of the Security Council to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.

Permanent Bureau considers recent CJEU resolution as confirmation that Western Sahara and Kingdom of Morocco are separate and distinct countries

Shaheed Alhafeed, December 10, 2018 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has considered the resolution of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of December 03, 2018, comes in support of the Court previous resolutions and confirmation that Western Sahara and the Kingdom of Morocco are separate and distinct countries.

Ministry of Information refutes rumors about aborting of criminal scheme in Sahrawi refugee camps

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), December 9, 2018 (SPS) - The Ministry of Information has issued a statement, in which it refuted media coverage about aborting of a criminal scheme in the Sahrawi refugee camps.

“What has been reported by some media platforms about aborting of a criminal scheme, is an exaggerated rhetoric and out of right,” said the statement.

Sahrawi people reject all solution outside self-determination right

Geneva (Switzerland), December 9, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front representative in Switzerland Omeima Mahmoud Abdel Salam renewed the rejection of the Sahrawi people and its sole representative, the Polisario Front, of all solutions outside their inalienable right to self-determination, so that they can express themselves in a just, democratic and transparent manner on Western Sahara future under the UN auspices.

President of Republic chairs meeting of Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat

Shaheed Alhafeed, December 9, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, General Secretary of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali chaired on Sunday a meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front.

EU welcomes presence of conflicting parties, neighboring countries in Geneva roundtable

Brussels, December 8, 2018 (SPS) - The European Union (EU) welcomed the participation of the parties in Western Sahara conflict, Morocco and Polisario Front, and the two neighboring countries Algeria and Mauritania in Geneva roundtable on Western Sahara, on 5 - 6 December.

President of Republic felicitates Tanzanian President on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlu, December 8, 2018 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a congratulatory message to President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, on the 57th anniversary of the Independence Day.

USA supports efforts of UN Personal Envoy to find solution to Western Sahara conflict, says M’hammad Khaddad

Geneva (Switzerland), December 8, 2018 (SPS) - M’hammad Khaddad , member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, and member of the Sahrawi negotiating delegation in the roundtable, which concluded Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, has said that the United States of America has shown a clear interest in finding a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, especially since last April, and accompanied the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Horst Koehler, in

Second roundtable in Q1 2019

Geneva, December 7, 2018 (SPS)- The works of the roundtable on Western Sahara, organized in Geneva and initiated by UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler, ended Thursday with the decision of organizing a second roundtable in the first quarter of 2019, announced the UN’s emissary.

9th FICA: “Bidun Hawiya” screened in Algiers

Algiers, December 2018 (SPS) - Nayat Ahmed Abdeslam’s “Bidun Hawiya” (Sahrawis without nationality), a short film on the ordeal of the Sahrawi nationals in Spain to have a nationality, was presented Wednesday, in Algiers, as part of the 9th International Film Festival of Algiers (FICA), in the presence its director.

Geneva round table relaunches negotiations process

Geneva (Switzerland), December 7, 2018 (SPS) - The two-day round table on Western Sahara wrapped up on Thursday in Geneva. At the end of the works, UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler has presented the final  communiqué.

The communiqué says that the round table has been convened "by UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler" in conformity with the Resolution 2440 of the UN Security Council.

Frente POLISARIO urges rapid progress towards a solution providing for the Self-determination of the People of Western Sahara

Geneva, Dec 6 2018 (SPS) - Today the Frente POLISARIO concluded the first UN-led round table on Western Sahara, on behalf of the Sahrawi people. we reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing a just, lasting and mutually-agreed political solution leading to a process of self-determination in Western Sahara.