February 2020

Frente POLISARIO alerts UN Security Council to expulsion of Catalan delegation from Western Sahara by Moroccan authorities of occupation

New York (UN), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the Frente POLISARIO at the United Nations, Dr Sidi M. Omar, has drawn the attention of the UN Security Council to the expulsion on Friday of a Catalan delegation from Western Sahara by the Moroccan authorities of occupation, expressing a strong condemnation of this unlawful action, in a letter to H.E.

Muhammadu Buhari reaffirms support for Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Abuja (Nigeria), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Bukhari, on Friday reiterated his country's firm position in support of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination since his country's recognition of the Sahrawi Republic in November 1984, when he received the outgoing Sahrawi ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Malainin Al-Siddiq.

National flag flown on several Australian city halls in commemoration of 44th anniversary of Sahrawi Republic

Sydney (Australia) 29 February 2020 (SPS) - Australian municipalities has raised the Sahrawi national flag at their official headquarters, in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, in solidarity with the Sahrawi cause.

Friends of Sahrawi people in New Zealand celebrate 44th anniversary of Sahrawi Republic

Christchurch (New Zealand) 29 February 2020 (SPS) - The friends of the Sahrawi people in New Zealand has carried out several activities in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Brahim Ghali reiterates calls on UN to assume its responsibilities

Smara (refugee camps), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, reiterated Thursday his call on the United Nations and the Security Council to "assume full responsibility" to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination at a time when the UN has still not appointed a new Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

Polisario "cannot participate in any plan unless it respects right to self-determination"

Smara (refugee camps), 29 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Gali, stressed Thursday that the Polisario Front cannot participate in any plan to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara "if it does not fully respect the sacred right of Saharawi people to self-determination and independence."

African Union committed to holding self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

Washington, 29 February 2020 (SPS) -  The African Union (AU) is committed to holding a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, said US Senator Jim Inhofe (Republican of Oklahoma), who led a delegation to Africa to discuss, among other things, the "importance of a constant military cooperation continues" in the region.

Saharawi official: “Saharawi People Applaud Pacific Islands Forum Boycott of Moroccan Meeting in illegally occupied land”

Sydney (Australia) 28 February 2020 (SPS)- Polisario Representative to Australia and New Zealand, Mr. Kamal Fadel, expressed gratitude on behalf of the Saharawi people and Government to members of the Pacific Islands Forum for rejecting a meeting organised by the Moroccan authorities in the illegally occupied Western Sahara deceitfully using the name of Pacific Islands.

Algeria reiterates its back to Sahrawi people legitimate right to freedom and independence

Smara, Feb 27,  2020 (SPS) -  The Secretary General of the Algerian National Committee for Solidarity with the Sahrawi People, Mr. Adel Agbouli, affirmed Algeria's solidarity with the legitimate struggle of the Sahrawi people until the completion of their sovereignty on their national soil.

President Gali praises AU position towards Western Sahara question

Smara, Feb 27,  2020 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, praised the principled position of the African Union on the Sahrawi just cause.                               

SADR 44th anniversary proclamation: Gali affirms Sahrawi republic is a national, regional, international reality

Smara, February 27, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, affirmed that the Sahrawi Republic has become a national, regional, and international reality that cannot be overcome.

Sahrawi People Celebrates the 44nd anniversary of the Saharawi Republic proclamation

Wilaya de Smara, Feb 27, 2020 (SPS) - The official celebrations for the 44nd Proclamation of the Saharawi Republic took place today in the wilaya of Samra with the presence of the President of the Republic , General Secretary of the Frente POLISARIO , Mr. Brahim Gali, and all the Sahrawi authorities and foreign delegations representing different countries.

Minister of Public Health agrees with Castilian-Leon authorities cooperation and support to the Saharawi people

Valladolid (Castilla y León), Feb 27, 2020 (SPS) - Within the framework of the work visit to the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León, the Minister of Public Health, Jira Bulahi Bad, has held a meeting with authorities from the region to coordinate action of cooperation in the health sector for the benefit of the population residing in the Saharawi refugee camps.

South Africa expresses its concern over Moroccan ongoing occupation in Western Sahara

Geneva, Feb 26, 2020 (SPS) - The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Alvin Botes, expressed on Tuesday his country's concern about the persistence of the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco, for almost four decades.

SADR: Enlightening model of struggle for independence

Chahid El Hafed (refugee camps), Feb 26, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi State, 44 years after the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), has made big steps in its building and the creation of its political, security and administrative institutions, making of the Frente POLISARIO, the nucleus of the State, an enlightening model among the liberation movements worldwide. 

Saharawi people mark 44th anniversary of SADR tomorrow

Chahid El Hafed (refugee camps), Feb 26, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi people will celebrate tomorrow, Thursday, the proclamation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), through organizing a range of festivities and celebrations to mark the event.

Namibia: Opening foreign consulates in occupied Saharawi territories is a flagrant violation of international and African laws

WINDHOEK (Namibia) 26 February 2020 (SPS)- The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia issued a statement rejecting the opening of consulates in the occupied territories of Western Sahara by some African countries, considering it as a flagrant violation of International and African laws.

Saharawi Ambassador pays Courtesy visit to Honorable Speaker of Parliament

Gaborone (Botswana), 25 February 2020 (SPS) - The Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic and Permanent Representative to SADC, Mr. Malainin Mohamed, paid a courtesy visit Tuesday morning to Honorable Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Phandu Skelemani, in his office in Botswana Parliament (Gaborone).

20th edition of the Sahara marathon: message of peace and means of struggle for the Sahrawi cause (Minister of Youth and Sports)

Smara (Sahrawi refugee camps), Feb 25, 2020 (SPS) -The Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Mussa Selma uderlined that the 20th edition of the Sahara marathon constitutes a message of peace and means of struggle for the Saharawi cause.

Saharawi athlete Lahcen wins Sahara Marathon20th edition

Smara, Feb 25;  2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi athlete, Lahcen Mohamed Sid Ahmed won first place in the Sahara marathon (42 km) of the 20th edition, which kicked off this morning from the wilaya of 'El Aoun towards the wilaya of Smara.

Mr. Lahcen Mohamed won first place over the same distance during the 18th edition and came in second position during the 19th edition, we recall.

Saharawi Commission on Human Rights regrets the death of activist Bachraya Uld Hamudi

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), Feb 25, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi Commission for Human Rights considered the death of the political prisoner, Bachraya Uld Hamudi, a loss for the human rights defense movement.

The Saharawi Commission lamented the loss of the Saharawi activist. In that sense, he expressed in a statement released yesterday, his most sincere condolences and his solidarity with the family and friends of the deceased.

Kick off of Sahara-Marathon 20th edition

Wilaya de Smara, 02/25/2020 (SPS) - The 20th  edition of the international event, Sahara-Marathon has started today, with the presence of Sports Minister Musa Salma; the governor of the Willaya of El Aaiún, Brahim Mojtar, and the director of the Sahara Marathon in addition to more than 400 national and foreign runners.

Morocco: Thousands of persons demonstrate in Casablanca against social inequalities

Casablanca (Morocco), 24 February 2020 (SPS) - Several thousands of persons on Sunday demonstrated in the streets of Casablanca (west of Morocco) to denounce social inequalities and the high cost of living, reported media quoting local sources.

The marchers protested against unemployment, the high cost of living and the breakdown of public services while demanding the release of political prisoners.

Non-self-governing territories: UN must continue to be forum for dialogue on decolonization

New York (United Nations), 24 February 2020 (SPS) - The United Nations must continue to be a forum for dialogue on decolonization as 17 territories around the world are still waiting to be self-governing, said UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

Nigeria reiterates support to Western Sahara people's just cause

Abuja (Nigeria), 23 February 2020 (SPS) - Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria has reaffirmed his country's firm position over the just cause of Western Sahara people and their right to self-determination.

The minister made the statement when he received the ongoing ambassador of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Malainin Sidig, at the ministry's headquarters.