October 2019

Frente Polisario is left with no option but to reconsider its engagement in UN peace process (Frente Polisario)

Bir-Lahlou, 30 October 2019 (SPS) - The UN peace process in Western Sahara is at a critical juncture and the Frente Polisario is left with no option but to reconsider its engagement in the process, said the Frente Polisario in a statement following the Security Council adoption on MINURSO resolution‏.

The following is the full text of the statement:

“Bir Lehlou, Liberated Territories of Western Sahara– 30 October 2019:

USA delegation headed by Christopher Ross arrive to Saharawi refugee camps

Chahid EL Hafed, Oct 30, 2019 (SPS) - In the early hours of this day, the American diplomat Christopher Ross, accompanied by an important delegation from Princeton University in New Jersey, arrived at the Saharawi refugee camps as part of a work program supervised by the university administration. The visit of the former UN special envoy for the Sahara runs until next Friday.

Frente POLISARIO representative to Brazil meets Social Order leader Republican Party of

Brazil, Oct 30, 2019 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Brazil, Emboirik Ahmed was received, Tuesday in the Federal Chamber, by the leader of the Republican Party of Social Order (PROS), deputy Toninho Wandscheer according to Sahrawi from Sahrawi representative  in POLISARIO

Frente POLISARIO representative to UN meets with UN Security Council President

New York, Oct. 29 (USA) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar met Monday with Ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjela, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations and the rotating President of the Security Council, the meeting comes ahead of UNSC next deliberations on the draft resolution on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Swedish parliamentarians visit Saharawi refugee camps and liberated territories

Stockholm - A delegation of members of the Swedish parliament start a visit to the Saharawi refugee camps and liberated territories of Western Sahara as from Sunday, said a statement of the representation of the Polisario Front in Sweden.

Polisario Front calls for immediate closure of El Guerguerat

New York, 27 October 2019 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, has called for the immediate closure of the illegal border area of El Guergarat, opened by Morocco.

In a letter to members of the Security Council, Ghali said that the Polisario Front had neither agreed to the opening of the crossing border nor approved "trade traffic" in the region.

President of Republic congratulates President Filipe Nyusi on his reelection

Bir-Lahlou, 27 October 2019 (SPS) -  President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Mozambique, H. E. Mr.Filipe Nyusi, on the occasion of his re-election.

New York University hosts a panel discussion on Western Sahara

New York (USA), 25 October 2019 (SPS) Participants in a panel discussion on Western Sahara, organized on Thursday by the University of New York, discussed the UN efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara and the situation of the Saharawis in the refugee camps and in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Saharawi President congratulates Botswana counterpart on the sound win of General elections

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 26 October 2019 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic, Brahim Ghali, congratulated Botswana President, Mokgweetsi Masis, on the sound win of the General Elections that took place in Botswana on 23rd October.

Australian ACFID resolution supporting Western Sahara struggle for freedom and self-determination

Sydney (Australia) 24 Oct 2019 (SPS)- The Australian Council For International Development (ACFID) adopted a resolution on Western Sahara during its Annual General Meeting held in Sydney on 23-24 October, affirming strong support to the Saharawi people’s struggle for freedom and self-determination.

“The Saharawi cause is a priority for the Algerian people, in their support for the liberation movements in Africa” (parliamentary group)

Algiers, Oct 22, 2019 (SPS) - The Algerian-Western Sahara parliamentary friendship and fraternity group said, Monday in a statement, that the Saharawi cause is a priority for the Algerian people in their support of the liberation movements in Africa.

Algeria's support to Western Sahara people, clear and unequivocal

Algiers, 21 October 2019 (SPS) - Algeria's position in support of the Sahrawi cause and Western Sahara people's right to self-determination is "clear and unequivocal," the minister of Communication, spokesman of the Government and acting minister of Culture, Hassan Rabehi, said Monday.

Rabehi, in reply to a question on Amar Saadani's latest comments about Western Sahara, said they were "trivial" and reflect only the views of their author.

EU does not recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara

New York (United Nations), 21 October 2019 (SPS) -The European States have finally and clearly recognized that Morocco was not sovereign over the Western Sahara territory in accordance with “extension” agreements sealed in early 2019 between the European Union (EU), said Lawyer of the Polisario Front, Gilles Devers.

Fisahara wraps up in wilaya of Awsard

Wilaya of Awsard (Refugee Camps), 20 October 2019 (SPS) -  The 15th edition of Fisahara (Sahara International Film Festival) held from 15 to 20 October 2019 in the wilaya of Awsard, Saharawi refugee camp, in the presence of foreign delegations and national invitees, has been wrapped up.

UN’s Fourth Committee: Sahrawis’ inalienable right to self-determination reaffirmed

New York (UN) 19 October 2019 (SPS) - The 74th Session of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) adopted a resolution Wednesday evening reaffirming the right of Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the principles set out in the United Nations charter and UN General Assembly Resolution 1514 on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

UN Security Council calls for appointing new special envoy

New York, 19 October 2019 (SPS) – The UN Security Council, met Wednesday, to address Western Sahara question, called for appointing a successor to special envoy Horst Kohler.

During this in camera meeting, there was consensus on two important points: rapidly appointing a successor to Kohler and preserving what has been achieved in Geneva talks, said a source close to the matter.

Cuba reaffirms its commitment to defend the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination

New York, Oct 17, 2019 (SPS) - Cuba reaffirmed at the UN, its commitment to defend the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination based on respect for the principles and purposes of the UN Charter , International Law and the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.

Fisahara 15th edition of the International Film Festival kicks off in Ausserd

Ausered, Oct  17,  2019 (SPS) - The 15th edition of the Western Sahara International Film Festival kicked off yesterday  in the Wilaya of Ausserd, in the presence of members of the National Secretariat, the government, foreign solidarity, artists and a large audience from the camps of Ausserd.

UN Committee for Decolonisation’s new resolution reaffirms Saharawi people’s inalienable right to self-determination and independence

New York (United Nations) 17 October 2019 (SPS)- The 74th Session of the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee) adopted a resolution Wednesday evening reaffirming the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence.

Wilaya of Ausserd hosts 15th edition of Western Sahara International Film Festival

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 16, 2019 (SPS) - The Wilaya of Ausserd  , Saharawi refugee camps, will host from October 15th until October 20 the activities of the fifteenth edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara, known as FiSahara, held under the theme “Universal Declaration.” According to the website of the Fsahara

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions calls for a referendum and Human Rights protection in Western Sahara

Willington (New Zealand) 15 October 2019 (SPS)- New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) called on Tuesday on the United Nations to organise, without further delays, a self-determination referendum for the people of Western Sahara, considering it to be the only possible solution to this last case of decolonisation in Africa.

Role of young Sahrawis in battle for independence of their country hailed

Madrid, 14 October 2019 (SPS) - Minister of Diaspora and occupied Sahrawi territories, Bashir Mustafa Sayed, on Sunday hailed the leading role played by Saharawi youth in the battle for the liberation of their country.

Pierre Laurent reiterates support to Sahrawi people’s claims for self-determination, independence

Paris, 14 October 2019 (SPS) - National Secretary of French Communist Party (PCF) and vice-chairman of the Party of the European Left Pierre Laurent reiterated Saturday his party’s strong support to the Sahrawi people’s claims, notably the inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

Summary of Statement of Frente POLISARIO on Question of Western Sahara before UN Fourth Committee

New York (UN), 13 October 2019 (SPS) - Summary of the Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on the Question of Western Sahara before the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee)

Dr Sidi Mohamed Omar

Representative of the Frente POLISARIO at the United Nations

New York, 10 October 2019

“Mr Chair,

President of Republic receives Cuban Ambassador to Sahrawi Republic following end of her term

Wilaya of Awsard (Refugee Camps), 13 October 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, received Saturday in the wilaya of Awsard, Sahrawi refugee camps, Ambassador of Cuba to the Sahrawi Republic, Ms. Clara Pulido, who paid him a farewell visit following the end of her term.

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