February 2020

Faki reiterates AU’s responsibility to resolve conflict in Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, 9 February 2020 (SPS) - Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki said Sunday, in Addis Ababa, that the issue of Western Sahara and the crisis in Libya “extend the responsibilities” of the Pan-African organization in the settlement of these two conflicts.

Smara to host festivities commemorating 44th anniversary of SADR’s proclamation

Shaheed El-Hafed, 9 February 2020 (SPS) - The province of Smara will host this year the festivities commemorating the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said Saturday head of the Polisario Front’s National Secretariat Khatri Adouh.

“The commemorative activities of this major event will start on February 15th at the local and regional levels,” said Adouh in a press conference.

President of Republic attends 33rd AU Summit of Heads of State

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 9 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, who is accompanied by an important delegation, has taken part in the 33rd Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), held on Sunday and Monday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President of Republic arrives in Addis Ababa for 33rd AU Summit of Heads of State

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 8 February 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, arrived at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, accompanied by an important delegation, to take part in the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State, held Sunday and Monday at the AU Headquarters, under the theme of the year 2020, “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conductive Conditions for Africa’s Development.”

Saharawi Ambassador presents condolences to Kenyan counterpart on loss of President Daniel Arap Moi

Gaborone (Botswana), 8 February 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi Ambassador to Botswana and Permanent Representative to SADC, Mr. Malainin Mohamed, presented Today his government’s condolences to H.E. Ambassador. Mohamed Sidiye, High Commissioner of Kenya to Botswana, on the occasion of the passing away of the late former President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi, who passed away last February the 4th.

Morocco is called for immediate release of Sahrawi activist Mahfouda Bamba Lafkir

Paris, 7 February 2020 (SPS) - The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders has issued an urgent appeal to the Moroccan authorities to guarantee the physical and psychological integrity of the Sahrawi activist, Mahfouda Bamba Lafkir, imprisoned in Morocco, demanding her immediate release.

SADR participates in 36th Ordinary Session of AU Executive Council

Addis-Abeba, 8 February 2020 (SPS) - A large Sahrawi delegation, led by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, took part in the 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), which is held Thursday and Friday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Saharawi Representative attends Annual Breakfast hosted by US President Donald Trump

Washington, 7 February 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi Representative in Washington, Moloud Saeed, on Thursday attended the 68th Annual National Prayer Breakfast hosted by the US President Donald Trump in Washington, at the invitation of the US Congress.

On the same day, Mr. Moloud Saeed attended a dinner Banquet at the US Senate, with the participation of members of the Senate, the House of Representatives and foreign delegations taking part in the Annual Breakfast.

Kick-off of Spanish educational film festival at the Sahrawi Embassy in Havana

La Havana, February 05, 2020 (SPS) - The organizers of the International Festival of Spanish Educational Cinema have chosen the Sahrawi embassy in the Cuban capital, Havana, to kick off this event, which was attended by the ambassador Sahrawi in Cuba Mr. Malanain Tgana who highlighted the role of cinema in transmitting the voice of the people, welcoming the gesture of solidarity with the struggle of the Sahrawi people and their cause.

“The armed struggle is still an option to determine the fate of the Saharawi people” (Saharawi ambassador to Algeria)

Algiers, February 05, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar, said that the stalemate of the Saharawi can push the Saharawi people to resort to escalation and use all means to determine their destiny, including armed action, in case that all political solutions fail.

Prime Minister oversees conclusion health coordination and consultation table

Chahid El Hafed, February 04, 2020 (Was) -, Prime Minister Mr. Buhraya Hamudi Bayun, has oversaw the conclusion of the Coordination and Consultation Table in the health field, in the presence of Mrs. Jira Bulahi, along with high seniors officials of Sahrawi Government.

Journalist and writer Rosa Montero will receive Juan Antonio González Carballo 2020 Solidarity Award

Seville (Andalusia), February 04, 2020 (SPS) - The Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People of Seville has decided to recognize the well-known Spanish journalist and writer Rosa Montero Gayo (Madrid with its Solidarity Award Juan Antonio González Carballo 2020) , January 3, 1951), “in recognition of his professional career as a journalist and writer linked to just causes and, among them, the struggle of the Saharawi people for their freedom and independence.

President of Republic confirms Sahrawi State will be firm in practicing sovereignty over liberated territories

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 3 February 2020 (SPS) -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, Brahim Ghali, has assured that the Sahrawi State would be strict in applying the laws of exercising its sovereignty over the liberated territories and measures of imposing public order to combat organized crime, protect national wealth and secure against all threats, especially the activity of the drug-tra

Grand Canary Island approves motion against Morocco’s decision

Canary Islands, 2 February 2020 (SPS) - The governing body of the Grand Canary Island, Cabildo Insular, approved a motion against the decision of Morocco to include the waters of Western Sahara in its maritime space in violation of the international law, calling on the Spanish government to react firmly.

International Spanish Educational Cinema Festival kicks off in Sahrawi embassy in Havana

Havana, 2 February 2020 (SPS) - The organizers of the International Festival of the Spanish Educational Cinema has chosen the Sahrawi embassy in the Cuban capital, Havana, to kick off this event, marked by the presence of Sahrawi ambassador Malainin who emphasized the role of the cinema to convey the peoples’ voice, welcoming the gesture of solidarity with the fight of the Sahrawi people and their cause.

Pan African Club-Uganda calls for changing venue of Futsal African Cup of Nations from occupied El-Aaiun

Kampala (Uganda), 1 January 2020 (SPS) -  The Pan African Club-Uganda has strongly condemned the hosting of the 2020 Africa FUTSAL Cup of Nations in the Moroccan occupied El-Aaiun city of Western Sahara, calling for changing the venue of the tournament to a place that is within the internationally recognized borders of Morocco, in a statement issued today, Saturday.

260 tonnes of humanitarian aid shipped to Sahrawi refugee camps via El Oued

El-Oued (Algeria), 1 January 2020 (SPS) - 260 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been sent from El-Oued to the camps of Sahrawi refugees, the Algerian-Western Sahara Friendship Group told APS.

The caravan, which left Wednesday evening, carries various aid, including fruit, vegetables, foodstuffs and blankets, on board a dozen heavy-duty trucks, president of the Group, Abdallah Ghourabi, told APS.

Sahrawi government praises noble stand of African countries that pulled out of 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations

Bir-Lahlou (Sahrawi Republic), 1 January 2020 (SPS) - Minister of Youth and Sports, Moussa Salma, in a statement to the Sahara News Agency (SPS), expressed his appreciation for the honorable stance adopted by the South African and Mauritius Football Federations that withdrew from the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations held in the occupied capital of Western Sahara, El-Aaiun.