January 2020

OOTT & Abroad Communities Ministry slams Africa FUTSAL Cup of Nations organization in occupied city of El-Aaiun

Chahid El Hafed, January 29, 2020 (SPS) - The Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Abroad  Communities has dubbed the holding of  the African FUTSAL Cup of Nations in occupied city of El-Aaiun as an shameful attack against  the Sahrawi people and an clear violation of international and African law, in statement , a copy of which obtained by SPS

Morocco is not recognized as an administrating power, but as a military occupation power (Hamdi Mansur)

Canary Islands, January 29, 2020 (SPS) - The Delegate of the Frente POLISARIO in the Canary Islands Hamdi Mansur recalled, in an interesting talk-colloquium in the San Borondón Hall along with Anselmo Fariña, member of Sahara Action, that Morocco is not recognized as an administrating power, but as an invader that maintains a military occupation against all the principles of peoples' rights and international justice.

Ugandan Solidarity Movement condemns violation of international law by the Kingdom of Morocco in Western Sahara (statement)

Kampala (Uganda), January 29, 2020 (SPS) - The Ugandan Solidarity Movement with the Sahrawi people organized a press conference yesterday, Tuesday, in the capital, Kampala, attended by many written, visual and digital media, denouncing the violation of international law by the Kingdom of Morocco in Western Sahara, focusing on various aspects of the Sahrawi issue, the last colony in Africa.

Sahrawi ambassador to Ethiopia & AU is received by the African Peace and Security Commissioner

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 29, 2020 (SPS) - The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Mr. Smail Chergui, received, on Monday, in Addis Ababa, the Sahrawi ambassador and permanent representative to the African Union, Lamin Baali.

President of the Republic and Chief of the Armed Forces chairs the Saharawi People's Liberation Army General Staff meeting

Chahid El Hafed, January 28, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, General Secretary of the Frente POLISARIO and Chief of the Armed Forces, Brahim Ghali, headed last Sunday, a meeting of the General Staff of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army (ELPS) at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense.

SADR new government Members take the constitutional oath before the President of the Republic

Chahid El Hafed, January 28, 2020 (Was) - the new members of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic government took the constitutional oath before the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali.

The swearing-in came during a cabinet meeting today at the headquarters of the Prime ministry, where each member took individually the oath before President Brahim Gali.

British MPs from Shadow Government question their government about the legitimacy of trade agreements signed with Morocco

London, 27 January 2020 (SPS) - In a session of the British Parliament on International Trade, the two members of the British Labor Party, Mr. Barry Gardiner, Shadow Minister of International Trade, and Ms.

President of Republic makes new appointments at level of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions abroad

Bir Lahlou, 26 January 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, on Saturday issued a presidential decree in which he made appointments at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions abroad (embassies and representations).

The appointments at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were as follow:

Several Ecuadorian organizations reiterate support for right of Sahrawi people to self-determination

Quito, 24 January 2020 (SPS) - Several Ecuadorian organizations reiterated their firm support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, denouncing the looting of Sahrawi natural resources by Morocco in complicity with some countries, notably European.

Podemos denounces Morocco’s expansionist maneuvers

Canary Islands, January 25, 2020 (SPS) – Spanish political party Podemos has denounced "the expansionist policies of Rabat" in Sahrawi territorial waters, while urging the Spanish government in collaboration with the government of the Canary Islands to launch actions to curb "this Moroccan maneuver ".

NMLWS condemns attempt by Morocco to host FUTSAL Cup of Nations in occupied city of El-Aaiun

Abuja, 24 January 2020 (SPS) -  The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) has expressed its strong condemnation to the deliberate attempt by Morocco in collaboration with the Confederation of African football (CAF) to host the FUTSAL 2020 Cup of Nations in El-Aaiun, the occupied capital of Western Sahara, from 28 January to 7 February 2020.

Civil Society Organisations raise human rights concerns as UK seeks to roll over Morocco Association Agreement.

London, 24 January 2020 (SPS) - The undersigned civil society organisations are concerned that the UK is seeking to rollover the EU-Morocco Association Agreement into UK legislation without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

Frente POLISARIO condemns a new Moroccan expansionist attempt holding Spain responsibility

Bir Lehlu (Saharawi Republic), January 23, 2020 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO has expressed its maximum and strong condemnation of the initiatives organized by Morocco to illegally establish the exclusive economic zone and the delimitation of the maritime borders intending  to annex the adjacent waters to Western Sahara.

Saharawi ambassador in Algeria affirms AU must take into account Moroccan dangerous practices to international legality

Algeria, January 23, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi ambassador, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar, expressed Tuesday his hope that the next African Summit will take into account the "dangerous practices" adopted by the Morocco  against the Saharawi people and their sovereignty, by opening "consulates" in the Occupied Areas of Western Sahara, an act contrary to international law.

President of Botswana congratulates President of the Saharawi Republic for re-election

Gaborone (Botswana) 22 January 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Republic of Botswana, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi, sent a message of congratulations to the President of the Saharawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Ghali, on the occasion of the later election as Secretary General of Polisario Front and President of the Saharawi Republic.

Eidda Brahim Hmeim assumes his duties as Water & Environment Minister of the Saharawi Government

Chahid El Hahed, January 22, 2020 (SPS) - In a protocol ceremony held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Water and Environment, the outgoing Minister, Brahim Mojtar, has transferred the portfolio to the new Minister, Eidda Brahim Hmeim, in the presence of seniors officials of  the said Ministry

Serious deterioration of the health situation of the Sahrawi civilian prisoner, Sidi Abdullah Ahmed Sidi Abhah

The local prison of Tiflet 2 (Morocco), January 22, 2020 (Was) - The family of the Sahrawi civil prisoner, Sidi Abdullah Ahmed Sidi Abha, within the Gdeim Izik group, located in the local prison, Tiflet 2, east of Rabat, the Moroccan capital, stated that the health situation of their son is alarming in the absence of any medical follow-up to his chronic diseases.

Saharawi representative in La Rioja and the president of the Autonomous Community express commitment to strengthening cooperation projects

La Rioja (Spain), January 22, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, received this morning at the headquarters of the Autonomous Government the representative of the Frente POLISARIO in the region, Abdalahe Hamad Ahmed , with whom he addressed relations with the delegation and the initiatives promoted by the community towards the Saharawi people and their struggle for self-determination and independence.

President of the Republic announces new appointments at the level of the Frente POLISARIO Political Secretariat

Chahid El Hafed, January 22, 2020 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has signed, on Tuesday, the presidential decree that includes new appointments at the level of Frente POLISARIO Political Secretariat

According to the powers conferred on it by the Constitution of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, the President appoints:

Organization of Africa Futsal Cup of Nations in occupied El-Aaiun widely condemned

Algiers, 20 January 2020 (SPS) - Several countries and organizations have denounced Morocco's persistence in organizing the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations in the occupied Sahrawi city of El Aaiun, vigorously opposing an approach that ignores the international law and UN resolutions on the settlement of Western Sahara conflict.

Opening of consulates in occupied Western Sahara: AU called upon to take urgent measures

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 20 January 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) called on the African Union (AU) and its members to take urgent measures to bring African states to reconsider their grave decisions of opening "consulates" in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

President of Republic makes appointments at level of Ministry of National Defense

Shaheed Al-Hafed, January 20, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Brahim Ghali, has issued a presidential decree through which he made appointments at the level of the Popular Liberation Army and the National Police, based on the powers conferred on him by the constitution.

The military appointments were as follow: 

Unilateral decisions of Guinea, Gabon to open consulates can never legitimate territory’s colonization

Algiers, 20 January 2020 (SPS) - Algeria underlined Saturday that the serious unilateral decisions taken by Guinea and Gabon to open consulates in Western Sahara can under no circumstances legitimate the occupation of this territory nor question the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.

South Africa boycotts regional tournament over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara

The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Wednesday announced its decision to withdraw from the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nation due to the tournament being hosted in the city of Laayoune in the disputed Western Sahara region.

SAFA in their decision said this was in line with the South African government and African Union (AU) resolution, hence, displaying their solidarity with the Sahrawi to fulfil its agreement with the AU.

President of Republic makes appointments at level of Presidency of Republic and other institutions

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 19 January 2020 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO has issued a decree containing appointments at the Presidency of the Republic and other national institutions, based on the powers conferred on him by the constitution

At the Presidency of Republic, the following appointments were made:

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