August 2020

UN: Over 240 NGOs demand rapporteur on human rights in Sahrawi occupied territories

Geneva, 31 August 2020 (SPS) -Over 240 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) composing the Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara on Saturday advocated the creation of a mandate of special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Sahrawi occupied territories.

Ministerial delegation inspects units specialized in combating smuggling and organized crime

Liberated Teritories,  30 August 2020 (SPS) - The ministerial delegation, which is visiting the liberated territories of the Sahrawi Republic as part of the policy of accelerating their development and reconstruction, has arrived at the headquarters of the Special Units on Combating Smuggling and Organized Crime.

Western Sahara conflict still regarded as "decolonization issue"

New York (United Nations), 29 August 2020 (SPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reaffirmed in a recent report that the question of Western Sahara is still considered, by the UN General Assembly, as a decolonization issue.

Morocco plans to erect third solar power plant in occupied Dakhla

London, 29 August 2020 (SPS) - The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) plans to build a third solar power plant in Al Argoub in the occupied city of Dakhla in violation of international law which does not grant any mandate to Morocco in this matter, reports the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW).

Human rights defense mechanism for Western Sahara

Shaheed Al Hafeed, 29 August 2020 (SPS) - Minister of Occupied Territories and the Sahrawi Community Abroad has announced the creation of a human rights coordination mechanism to document and expose the violations committed by Morocco against the Sahrawi people since the military invasion of Western Sahara in 1975. 

President of Nigeria receives Credentials from the new ambassador of the Saharawi Republic

Abuja (Nigeria), August 27, 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has received Letters of Credence from the new ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Salem Buseif, in a ceremony held in the State House.

Gradual stability in the number of Coronavirus cases

Chahid El Hafed, August 26, 2020 (SPS) - Dr. Mohamed Salem Chej, the official spokesman for the National Committee for the Prevention of Coronavirus, has Tuesday confirmed that the Sahrawi refugee camps began to witness stability in the number of cases; as no case has been recorded for the sixth consecutive day.

Prime Minister chairs constitutive meeting of the National Mechanism for Coordinating Action in the Field of Human Rights

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 24 August 2020 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mr. Bacharya Hamoudi Beyoun, on Monday chaired the founding meeting of the National Mechanism for Coordinating Action in the Field of Human Rights.

Covid 19: No new confirmed cases, 3 recoveries

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 23 August 2020 (SPS) -  Spokesperson of the National Committee for the Prevention against Coronavirus, Dr. Mohamed-Salem Al-Sheikh, has confirmed that no new Coronavirus cases, while 3 recovery cases had been recovered within the last 24 hours.

Reconstruction of liberated territories devotion to sovereignty of Sahrawi state, reaffirms President Ghali

Tifariti (Liberated Territories), August 22, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, has reiterated that the reconstruction of the liberated territories of the Sahrawi Republic had been a dedication to the sovereignty of the Sahrawi state.

Mozambique assumes SADC´s rotating presidency of the Southern African Development Community

Maputo, August 18, 2020 (SPS) - The African Nation of Mozambique has on Monday officially assumed the rotating presidency of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Taleb Omar commends Algeria’s “honourable stances” on Sahrawi cause

Algiers, 17 August 2020 (SPS) - The Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Sunday commended the principle stance of the political class in Algeria on the Sahrawi cause under “the duty of neighbourhood and brotherhood” and UN charters.

French activist cycles to Geneva in solidarity with Western Sahara

Paris (France) 17 August 2020 (SPS)- French activist and PHD student, Meriem Naili, has today started a bike ride from France to Geneva in Switzerland, in solidarity with the Saharawi people and in favour of the decolonization of this last colony in Africa.

EU satisfied that humanitarian aid delivery to Sahrawi refugees goes smoothly

Brussels, 16 August 2020 (SPS) - The European Union said it is satisfied that the delivery of the humanitarian aid to the Sahrawi refugees went smoothly, affirming that it didn’t record any irregularities in this process, contrary to the false allegations circulated by the Moroccan propaganda machine.

Covid-19: 129 suspected cases of coronavirus in Sahrawi refugee camps

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 15 August 2020 (SPS) - Spokesperson of the National Committee for the Prevention against Coronavirus, Dr. Mohammed-Salem Al-Sheikh confirmed that there were 129 suspected cases of Coronavirus in the Sahrawi refugee camps, pending the results of the final tests to confirm whether or not they were infected.

WFP denies Algerian tax on humanitarian aid for Sahrawi refugees

Rome, 15 August 2020 (SPS) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said that food aid for Sahrawi refugees is not subject to any taxation by Algeria, denying the false allegations peddled by the Moroccan embassy in Rome, the Algerian News Agency APS reported. 

Sahrawi Ambassador praises Algeria’s support

Algiers, 15 August 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi Ambassador to Algeria, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, praised on Wednesday the efforts of Algeria, leadership, people and political class, in favor of the Sahrawi cause and the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.

Saharawi Republic supports Mauritius efforts against ecological disaster and calls for international assistance to avoid the worse

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 13 August 2020 (SPS)– The President of the Saharawi Republic, Brahim Ghali, sent a message of solidarity to Mauritius Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, calling for a coordinated international assistance to Mauritius to enable it face the ecological disaster that stroke the country lately because of Oil leak in the Mauritian waters.

NS Permanent Bureau holds a meeting on national cause latest developments

Chahid El Hafed, August 12, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, chaired Wednesday a meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO, to address the latest developments of national cause at internal and external level.

Coronavirus: two (02) new confirmed cases in last 24 hours

Chahid El Hafed (Refugee Camps), 12 August 2020 (SPS) - Two (02) new cases of Coronavirus infections have been confirmed in the Sahrawi refugee camps, bringing the total number since the outbreak of the pandemic to 16 confirmed cases, announced Wednesday Spokesperson for the Scientific Committee in charge of monitoring the coronavirus pandemic evolution, Dr Mohamed Salem Chej..

Coronavirus: 0 new case 04 recoveries in last 24 hours

Chahid El Hafed, August 11, 2020 (SPS) – Zero (0) new case of coronavirus (Covid-19), 04 recoveries,  bringing the total number since the outbreak of the pandemic to 09 recovered cases, announced Tuesday Spokesperson for the Scientific Committee in charge of monitoring the coronavirus pandemic evolution, Dr Mohamed Salem Chej.

Sahrawi army seizes quantity of drugs smuggled across Moroccan military wall

Ishizimiyah (Liberated Territories), 10 August 2020 (SPS) - A unit of the anti-smuggling and organized crime of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army, in the liberated area of Ishizimiyah, seized a quantity of drugs smuggled across the Moroccan military wall estimated at 125 kg, a source of the Ministry of National Defense told SPS.

Covid-19: Four new confirmed cases reported

Shaheed Al Hafed (Refugee Camps), 9 August 2020 (SPS) - Four (04) new confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections have been reported in the Sahrawi refugee camps, bringing the total number since the outbreak of the pandemic to 14 confirmed cases, announced Saturday Spokesperson of the National Committee for Prevention against Coronavirus, Dr. Mohamed-Salem Al-Sheikh.

Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory, says EU

Brussels, August 2020 (SPS) - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, reaffirmed that the EU "considers Western Sahara as a Non-Self-Governing Territory, whose final status will be determined by the outcome of the ongoing UN process."

Covid-19: Humanitarian aid for Saharawi people

Algiers, 9 August 2020 (SPS) - A military aircraft, loaded with humanitarian aid for the Sahrawi people, took off Saturday from the Boufarik airbase to the deployment airbase in Tindouf, indicated the Algerian Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

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