February 2020

Minister of Economic Development observes agricultural harvest in Wilaya of Smara

Smara (Refugee Camps), 23 February 2020 (SPS) - Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Bulahi Sayed, accompanied by Governor of the Wilaya of Smara, Mr. Mohamed Mustafa Talmidi, on Saturday overlooked the agricultural harvest campaign for this season in the Wilaya of Samara.

The authorities and citizens took part in the harvest campaign.

Namibian President reaffirms support for Sahrawi people's right to self-determination and independence

Windhoek, 22 February 2020 (SPS) - Namibian President, H. E. Hage Geingob, on Friday reiterated the continued support of Namibia for the self-determination and independence of Western Sahara, and the struggle of the Sahrawi people.

Mr. Geingob said that Namibia will continue to call for self-determination in Western Sahara, which is under Moroccan occupation.

Nigerian Foreign Minister receives outgoing Sahrawi Ambassador

Abuja, 22 February 2020 (SPS) - Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, on Friday received outgoing Sahrawi Ambassador, Mr. Malanine Al-Siddiq, at the headquarters of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President of Republic chairs meeting of Army's General Staff

Amherez (Liberated Territories), 22 February 2020 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Brahim Ghali, has chaired a meeting of the General Staff of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army at the 4th military region, in the liberated area of Amherez.

South Africa will continue urging Morocco to honour UN resolution on Western Sahara and the conflict will remain on AU agenda

Cape Town (South Africa) 21 February 2020 (SPS)- South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Naledi Pandor, declared that her Government “will continue to urge Morocco to act in honour of UN resolutions and the AU to ensure that struggle remains on its agenda”, in her statement before South African Parliament last Tuesday in Cape Town.

Debate on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the SADR

Havana, February 20, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi embassy in Cuba and the Cuban Association of Friends of the United Nations (UNHCR) organized a talk on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the SADR and the 40 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations SADR-Cuba .

Ivory Coast diplomatic representation in Western Sahara: a violation of the constitutive act of the AU

Algiers, Feb 19, 2020 (SPS) - Algeria described on Tuesday the opening by the government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire of a diplomatic representation in the occupied Sahrawi city of El Aaiun as "a flagrant violation of international law "and" violation of commitments arising from the Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU) ", according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Algeria).

World March of Women reaffirms its support to Saharawi women in their annual solidarity day

Geneva (Switzerland), Feb 19, 2020 (SPS) - The World March of Women reaffirmed, on the occasion of commemorating the day of solidarity with Saharawi women, which is celebrated on February 18 of each year, its support for Saharawi women on their annual solidarity day.

CONASADH president congratulates Algerian Bouzid Lazhari on his appointment as chairman of the UN HRC advisory committee

Chahid El-Hafed, Feb 18, 2020 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH), Abba El-Haissen, congratulated his Algerian counterpart, Buzaid Lazhari, on his election to the Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee at its 24th session in Geneva.

The opening of a Consulate of Cote d’Ivoire in occupied El Aaiun is an act of aggression against the Saharawi people’s sovereignty

Bir Lehlou (Liberated territory) 19 February 2020 (SPS)- The Saharawi Ministry of the Foreign Affairs considered in a press release issued on 18 February that the opening of a Consulate of Cote d’Ivoire in the occupied city of El Aaiun is an act of aggression against the Saharawi people’s sovereignty.

It further considered it a violation of the basic principles and goals of the African Union’s Constitutive Act.

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Saharawi government presents condolences to Mozambique for loss of Pan-African leader Marcelino Dos Santos

Gaborone (Botswana), 18 February 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi Ambassador to Botswana and Permanent Representative to SADC, Mr. Malainin Mohamed, presented Today his government’s condolences to the High Commission of Mozambique to Botswana, on the sad occasion of the passing away of the late Mozambican and Pan-African leader Marcelino Dos Santos.

Algerian Prime Minister reiterates Algeria's constant position on Sahrawi cause

Algiers, 17 February 2020 (SPS) - Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad reiterated Thursday the constant position of Algeria towards the Sahrawi causes.

Saharawi leadership welcomes AU-UN Joint Statement on international legality

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 15 February 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Polisario Front welcomed, on Friday, the joint statement issued by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in which both bodies reiterated their commitment to international legality in Western Sahara.

Western Sahara’s maritime space: European Parliament to examine Morocco’s expansionist laws

Strasbourg, 15 February 2020 (SPS)- The European Parliament decided Wednesday to take up the issue of two expansionist laws adopted by the Moroccan House of Councillors, on 4 February 2020, which claim to include the waters of Western Sahara into the kingdom’s maritime space.

In the face of such a violation of the international legality, the European Parliament called on the European Commission to react quickly.

Polisario Front hails creation of "Peace for Saharawi People" Intergroup

Strasbourg, 15 February 2020 (SPS) - The new representative of the Polisario Front in Europe and in the European Union (EU), Oubbi Bucharaya Bashir, welcomed on Thursday the creation of the European Parliamentary Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people," considering it as a "core part" of Saharawi people struggle for independence and self-determination.

New Zealand is urged to stop illegal import of phosphate from occupied Western Sahara

Wellington (New Zealand), 15 February 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the polisario Front to New Zealand and Australia, Mr. Kamal Fadel, has urged the government of New Zealand to put an end to the illegal trade of blood phosphate from the occupied Western Sahara, indicated a statement of the Representation of the Polisario Front to Australia  and New Zealand.

'Moroccan whitewashing of the blood phosphate trade to NZ'

Thursday, 13 February, 2020

New Zealand is once again the subject of attention by Moroccan agents who seek to perpetuate the illegal import of plundered phosphate rock from Western Sahara. Morocco has dispatched a large delegation to New Zealand to lobby for the continuation of the illegal phosphate trade.

Ciudadanos Castilla y León expresses its commitment to promoting new cooperation projects with the Saharawi people

Catilla y León (Spain), Febr 13, 2020 (SPS) - The Attorney and Spokesman of the Ciudadanos parliamentary group in the Parliament of Castilla y León, Ana Carlota Amigo, has received the Saharawi representative in the autonomous community, Mohamed Labat, to address the situation of the Saharawi people and specify the cooperation projects that the Castilian-Leonese Community is carrying out in the Saharawi refugee camps.

Alicante Provincial Council highlights solidarity with the Saharawi people

Alicante (Valencia), Feb 12, 2020 (SPS) - The Provincial Council of Alicante has expressed its solidarity and collaboration with the Saharawi people, making special mention of the “work of Dar al Karama in the care of sick children in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps.

President of Republic takes part at state funeral of former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi

Nairobi (Kenya), Febr 12, 2020 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Gali, has attended the state funeral honors of the former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi conveying  to the people and Government of Kenya the maximum condolences of the Saharawi people and Government.

Development Ministry begins agricultural season

Chahid El Hafed, February 10, 2020 (SPS) - the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Bulahi Sid, held a coordination meeting to develop a plan for launching the process of preparing for the agricultural season across all national farms.

The meeting witnessed the presence of the Secretary General of the Ministry, the Director of Agriculture and a number of agricultural engineers.

President Tebboune urges "rapid" appointment of UN Envoy to Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, 10 February 2020 (SPS) – President of Algeria, Abdelmajid Tebboune, has urged the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres to "rapidly" appoint his Personal Envoy and to revive the settlement process in Western Sahara.

President of Republic meets with UN Secretary General in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), February 10, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, at the request of the latter as part of the official consultations between the Saharawi party and the United  Nations.

South African president reiterates support for right of Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence

Addis Ababa, 10 February 2020 (SPS) - South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, reaffirmed the support of the African Union for the independence of the Sahrawi Republic, the founding member of the African Union.