April 2020

World Press Freedom Day: Human rights organizations condemn Moroccan systematic violation of freedom of opinion in occupied areas of Western Sahara

Geneva (Switzerland), April 30, 2020 (SPS) - The Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara has denounced the systematic violation of freedom of opinion and expression and the serious breaches of the International Humanitarian Law by the Moroccan Occupying Power of Western Sahara.

Algeria sends humanitarian solidarity assistance to Sahrawi refugee camps

Algeria, April 30, 2020 (SPS) - Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Issues, Ms. Kawthar Kriko, along with Algerian Red Crescent´s head, Saida Ben Habiles with the Sahrawi Ambassador in Algeria Mr. Abdul Qadir Al-Talib Omar, has oversaw the sending of humanitarian solidarity assistance to Sahrawi refugee camps.

Saharawi Ambassador to United Republic of Tanzania is received at Chama Cha Mapinduzi party

Dar Es Salaam, April 28, 2020 (SPS) -The Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Mahyub Sidina held a meeting yesterday with Colonel Ngemela Lubinga (rtdo.) Member of the National Executive, Secretary of Political Affairs and International Relations, of the Cha Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party at the headquarters of the latter in Dar Es Salaam.

President of Republic addresses a message of congratulation to his South African counterpart on Freedom Day

Bir-Lahlou, 27 April 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of TheFrente POLISARIO, BrahimGhali, has sent a message of congratulations to President of South Africa, H.E. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, on the anniversary of the historic day, the 27th of April 1994.

Polisario Front calls on UN to intervene urgently for release of Sahrawi political prisoners

Shaheed El Hafed, 26 April 2020 (SPS) - The Polisario Front called Friday the United Nations to take an urgent action for the release of the Sahrawi political prisoners, underlining that Morocco is fully responsible of the serious consequences that may result from its insistence to keep them in unfair detention.

Polisario Front reiterates its rejection to any process that does not guarantee right of Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 25 April 2020 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has reaffirmed the Polisario Front's rejection to engage in any political process that is not based on guaranteeing the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination and independence.

Friday is the First Day of Ramadan in the Sahrawi Reugee Camps

Chahid El Hafed, April 24, 2020 (SPS) -.The Saharawi people in the Saharawi Refugee Camps and in the Liberated Territories will begin this Friday the first day of Ramadan in the year 1441 of the Hegira (Al-Hiyra), corresponding to this Friday, April 24, 2020, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs.

Sahrawi Government: "It is urgent to act to restore the confidence of the Sahrawi people in the action of UN"

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Areas), April 24, 2020 (SPS) - Coinciding with the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, the Saharawi Republic (RASD) has once again reiterated its firm confidence in the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN) and the Charter of the African Union (AU) to implement international law and international humanitarian law.

Norway voices its deep concerned over Sahrawi political prisoners amid Covid-19 crisis

Oslo, April 23, 2020 (SPS) - Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said Norwegian authorities are very concerned about the situation in Moroccan prisons and the situation of Sahrawi human rights defenders .

Solidarity caravan departs to the liberated territories of the Saharawi Republic

Chahid El Hafed (Dignity Camps), April 21, 2020 (SPS) –The solidarity caravan left Monday Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi Refugee Camps) towards the liberated territories of the Saharawi Republic

The solidarity caravan transports tons of food and supplies with the aim of supporting residents of the liberated territories, especially in these circumstances in which the world faces the danger of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sahrawi Republic receives medical aid from African Union fight Coronavirus

Chahid El Hafed,  April 21 2020 (SPS) –The Minister of Public Health Mrs. Jira Bulahi has received medical aid of  the African Union's Disease Control Center CDC (CDC Africa) to detect diseases in the framework of the Corona Virus (protection tools, detection Virus), which helps detect infection without using external assistance.

Settlement of Western Sahara conflict: the process "paralyzed" by Moroccan impediments and its allies

New York, 19 Apr 2020 (SPS) - The representative of Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Omar, argued that the process of decolonization of Western Sahara "is not progressing" at the UN level due to obstacles drawn up by Morocco supported by its allies, describing the current state of play in the process of settling the conflict of "total paralysis".

SADR congratulates Namibia on 60th SWAPO founding Anniversary

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), April 20, 2020 (SPS) - The Saharawi Head of State sent a congratulatory message this Sunday to his Namibian counterpart SE, Mr. Hage Gottfried Geingob on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO).

President of Republic sends congratulatory message to his Zimbabwean counterpart

Bir-Lahlou, 20 April 2020 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, H.E. Emmerson Mnangagwa, on 40th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Covid-19: Brahim Ghali calls on UN to protect Sahrawi political prisoners in Morocco

Shaheed El-Hafed, 19 April 2020 (SPS) - President of the Sahrawi Republic, Brahim Ghali, called on the United Nations to protect Sahrawi political prisoners in Moroccan prisons facing the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara James Baker mourns Sahrawi people on passing of Martyr Emhammad Khaddad

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 18 April 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, has received a message of condolence from Mr. James Baker, former American Secretary of State and former Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, following the passing of Martyr Emhammad Khaddad.

National Secretariat Permanent Office warns about situation of Sahrawi citizens in occupied territories

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 18 April 2020 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has warned about the situation in which Sahrawi citizens are living in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, owing to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

WFDY calls on UN to assume its responsibilities towards the people of Western Sahara to face COVID-19

Budapest (Hungary) 17 April 2020 (SPS)- The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) published a statement indicating its solidarity with the people of Western Shara, calling on the UN to assume its responsibility towards this occupied and partitioned nation to face the COVID-19.

SJJA launched a Media campaign asking for the freedom of Saharawi political prisoners due to COVID-19 threat

Tokyo (Japan) 17 April 2020 (SPS)- Sahara Japan Journalist Association (SJJA) launched a Medias campaign under the title “Freedom for all Western Sahara political prisoners”, on the 13 April in 2 Japanese online newspapers, “Nikkanberita” and “Chikyuza” (in Japanese), due to concerns about the possible spread of COVID-a9 in Moroccan prisons.

Dr. Sidi Omar: Deconstructing the claims of Moroccan propaganda on Western Sahara

Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar (Polisario Representative to the UN)

Brahim Gali: “The Saharawi people will face this pandemic with awareness, responsibility, discipline and commitment”

Chahid El-Hafed (Dignity Camps), April 16, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic , General Secretary of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has addressed a message to the nation on the occasion of the international health crisis caused by COVID 19 and the measures implemented by the Saharawi State to face the pandemic.

Water and Environment Minister on a working visit to Wilaya of Dakhla

Wilaya of Dakhla, April 15, 2020 (SPS) - the Minister of Water and Environment, Adda Brahim Humeim, has Wednesday undertook a working visit to the Wilaya of Dakhla to examine the work of the Provincial Water Directorate and the services it provides to the citizen, especially in this exceptional circumstance.

South Africa reminds Morocco that Western Sahara is an occupied territory pending decolonization

Pretoria (South Africa), April 15, 2020 (SPS) - The South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Kingdom of Morocco is a country that occupies parts of Western Sahara, reiterating its principled position in support of the United Nations efforts to resolve the conflict on the basis of international legitimacy and decisions of the African Union.

Communist Party of Communists of Russia offers condolences to Sahrawi people following the demise of diplomat Emhamed Khadad

MOSCOW (Russia) April 14, 2020 (SPS) – the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Communists of Russia, Mr. Maxim Suraykin, expressed his condolences to the Sahrawi people following the death of the Sahrawi diplomat, member of the National Secretariat, Mr. Emhamed Khadad.