November 2020

Sahrawi army continues attacks against Moroccan occupation positions

Bir Lehlou (Liberated Territories), 30 November 2020 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued their targeted attacks against positions of the Moroccan occupation army along the wall of shame, for the eighteenth consecutive day, a statement from the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Amnesty calls for endowing MINURSO with human rights monitoring mechanism

Washington, 30 November 2020 (SPS) - The NGO Amnesty International called on the UN and the Security Council to provide MINURSO with a human rights monitoring mechanism in the occupied Sahrawi territories in order to report Moroccan violations.

International community must “decolonize Western Sahara to “ensure stability” in region

Algiers, 30 November 2020 (SPS) -The international community, led by the United Nations (UN), “must decolonize” Western Sahara by organizing a free and legal self-determination referendum, in accordance with the international law, in order to “ensure peace and stability” in the region, said Monday Chairman of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) Bouzid Lazhari.

Rahabi : region’s stability requires final solution to Western Sahara question

London, 30 November 2020 (SPS) – The region’s stability "is inevitably dependent" on a final and permanent solution, as soon as possible, of Western Sahara question, said Sunday Algerian former diplomat and Minister Abdelaziz Rahabi.

South-African human rights activist urges UN to accelerate self-determination referendum process

Pretoria, 30 November 2020 (SPS) -The South-African human rights activist Catherine Constantinides on Sunday denounced the “deliberate” Moroccan attack against Sahrawi civilians in El Guerguarat and urged the United Nations (UN) to set a date for the organization of the self-determination referendum.

France bias delays, complicates MINURSO’s task

Paris, 30 November 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi representative of the Polisario Front to Paris Mohamed Sidati denounced Saturday the policy and bias of France for Morocco which delays and complicates the task of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Hundreds of demonstrators in Paris denouncing Moroccan aggression in El Guerguerat

Paris, 30 November 2020 (SPS) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday at “The Place de la République” in Paris to denounce the Moroccan aggression on civilian Sahrawi people in El Guerguerat and called on the United Nations to take action to oblige Morocco to comply with the international law.

Socialist Alliance condemns Morocco’s occupation and military attacks on West Sahara

Australia, November 29, 2020 (SPS) - The Socialist Alliance has condemned Morocco’s occupation and military attacks on West Sahara, in a statement issue on Saturday by its National Executive.

The following is full read of the statement:

Demonstration in Paris to demand Sahrawi people's right to self-determination

Paris, 29 November 2020 (SPS) - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday at La Place de la République in Paris to denounce the Moroccan repression against Sahrawi people and demand an emergency meeting of the Security Council to accelerate the organization of the referendum for self-determination in occupied Western Sahara.

Sahrawi ambassador to Algeria: Morocco mobilizes demonstrators to back its colonial schemes

Algiers, 29 November 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi ambassador to Algeria Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Saturday that Morocco has been mobilizing demonstrators to back its colonial schemes, using "threat, intimidation or Conscience purchases."

SPLA units continue to strike positions of Moroccan occupation forces along Wall of Humiliation and Shame

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories) 28 November 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Popular Liberation Army (SPLA) units has continued its attacks along the Moroccan wall of humiliation and shame, targeting the positions and trenches of the Moroccan occupation forces for the 16th consecutive day, according to the military communiqué No. 16 of the Ministry of National Defence.

SADR Government warns against Morocco's "expansionist designs

Shaheed El Hafed, 28 November 2020 (SPS) - The minister of Information and spokesman of the government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Hamada Selma, warned Friday against Morocco's "expansionist designs" in the region, stressing that Morocco occupation authorities do not respect the constitutive act of the African Union under which the member States undertake to respect the inherited colonial borders.

Sahrawis determined to embark on new stage in their sacred struggle

Havana (Cuba), 28 November 2020 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, participated, at the invitation of Cuba's Communist Youth Union, in the "Pioneering Ideas" event held Havana, where he put forward the determination of Western Sahara people to enter into a new stage of their sacred and legitimate fight.

UN statements on blockage of process target Morocco

Algiers, 28 November 2020 (SPS) - Ambassador of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (Rasd) to Algeria Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Wednesday that the new statements made by the Spokesman for the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on the need to remove all obstacles to the resumption of negotiations targeted Morocco.

Solidarity with Sahrawi people: Algerian Journalists’ Association created in Algiers

Algiers, 28 November 2020 (SPS) - The Solidarity National Association of Algerian Journalists with Sahrawi people’s struggle for independence was created Wednesday in Algiers.

Sahrawi Ambassador in Algiers: Moroccan expansion hinders AMU’s project

Algiers, 28 November 2020 (SPS) - Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algeria, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, affirmed on Wednesday that "the Moroccan expansion hindered the project of the Maghreb Arab Union (AMU) and not the Sahrawi cause as claimed by the Moroccan regime," adding that the Sahrawi Republic’s annexation will be a destructive factor in the region and in Africa as a whole.

French MP holds his country responsible for military tension in Western Sahara

Paris (France) November 26, 2020 (SAPS) - French deputy and the chairman of Western Sahara Study Group at French National Assembly, Mr. Jean-Paul Lecoq, has called the attention of his country’s foreign minister about the ongoing tension in Western Sahara, after Morocco violated the ceasefire agreement.

President of Republic offers condolences on passing away of former speaker of Algeria People’s National Assembly

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 27 November 2020 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Gali, sent a letter of condolences to his Algerian counterpart, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on the passing away of the mujahid Said Bouhja, former speaker of Algeria People’s National Assembly.

SPLA continues to target Moroccan army bases

Bir Lahlou, 27 November (SPS) - The Saharawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) continues, for the fourteenth consecutive day, its intensive attacks on the positions and bases of the Moroccan occupation forces behind the Wall of Shame, according to the Communiqué No. 14 of the Ministry for National Defense.

SADR partakes in African Internet Governance Forum 2020

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 26 November 2020 (SPS) - Saharawi Republic (SADR) on Wednesday participated in the ninth meeting of the African Internet Governance Forum, held virtually on 25-27 November 2020.

Organized by the AU Commission, the meeting brought together experts representing member states as well as international organizations and bodies concerned with this issue.

UN confirms continuation of military clashes in Western Sahara

New York (United States), Nov 25TH, 2020 (SPS) -Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary General confirmed on Tuesday the continuation of hostilities in Western Sahara, calling for the elimination of all obstacles to the resumption of the political process.

UNSC admits as an official document AU President declaration on El Garguerat

New York (United States), Nov 25TH, 2020 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council accepted as an official document the statement of South Africa President and the rotating President of the African Union, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, made after Morocco's violation of the ceasefire in the El Garguerat area, southwest Western Sahara, at the request of the Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Jerry Matthews Matjila.

Australian Greens expresses its concern over Moroccan military operation in Western Sahara

Australia, Nov 25th, (SPS) – The Australian Greens has profoundly expressed its concern over reports that the Moroccan government has launched a military operation in a United Nations-patrolled buffer strip in Western Sahara, urging the UN to broker a renewed cease-fire as soon as possible.

Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs received by his Mauritanian counterpart

Nouakchott, 24 November 2020 (SPS) Sahrawi Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek was received on Monday in Nouakchott by his Mauritanian counterpart Ismail Ould Echiekh Ahmed, the Mauritanian Press Agency (AMI) reported.

During this meeting, the two officials addressed issues of common interest and the latest developments in El Guerguerat (southwest of Western Sahara).

FLN deplores recent Morocco’s breach of ceasefire

Algiers, 24 November 2020 (SPS) - The Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) deplored Morocco’s recent gross violation of the ceasefire in Gergerat zone in Western Sahara, expressing concern over the situation in the occupied part of the Saharawi Republic.