December 2020

Lakhdar Brahimi highlights need for UN envoys to Western Sahara

Moscow (Algeria), 20 December 2020 (SPS) - Former Algerian diplomat and UN envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi,  put forward the key role of the United Nations in the settlement of conflicts in the world, stressing the need for the appointment of UN envoys to Western Sahara.

Military Communiqué No. 49: SPLA fighters continue to shell on Moroccan enemy hiding places

Bir Lahlou (SADR Liberated Territories), Dec 31, 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) fighters continued intense strikes on the enemy entrenchments along its wall of humiliation and shame, causing significant damages, according to military communiqué No. 49 of the National Ministry of Defense. 

US administration reviews its position following international mobilization

Algiers, 31 December 2020 (SPS) –  Minister, advisor to the Sahrawi Presidency in charge of political affairs Bachir Mustapha reported on Wednesday that the US administration is “retracting” in its position vis-à-vis Western Sahara question, after the worldwide support to the legitimate Sahrawi question, adding that the Sahrawi people hoped that the new administration will correct the blunders of outgoing President Donald Trump.

Western Sahara: Security Council sends strong message to US, Morocco on decolonization

Algiers,  Dec 28,  2020 (SPS) – Frente POLISARIO's representative to France, Mohamed Sidati, said the Saharwi people embarked, since November 13, in a second war of liberation, following Morocco's aggression against Saharawi civilians, stressing UN Security Council's recent strong message to the United States and the Moroccan occupier which attempt to derail the decolonization process.

France, Spain are complacent with Moroccan occupier

Algiers, 28 December 2020 (SPS) - France and Spain, two member states of the European Union (EU), are complacent with the Moroccan occupier with regard to Western Sahara conflict, said the Polisario Front representative in Europe and the EU, Oubi Bouchraya, regretting the attitude of these two countries which have shown their willingness to trample on their own rights to please the Moroccan occupation regime.

Sahrawi Government warns against vindictive targeting of Western Sahara civilians

Shaheed El-Hafed, 28 December 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi government has warned against the dangers that would result from the policies of the Moroccan colonizer and its reprisals against unarmed Sahrawi civilians in the occupied territories, inviting the international community to exert pressure on the colonizer to stop vindictively targeting Sahrawi citizens.

Sahrawi Army conducts new attacks against Moroccan bases for 45th consecutive day

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 28 December 2020 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued, Saturday and Sunday, their attacks targeting the bases and positions of the Moroccan occupation forces along the wall of shame in the area of El-Guerguerat, the Saharawi Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Moroccan scholar Mohammed Cherkaoui threatened because of position

Washington, 28 December 2020 (SPS) - Moroccan researcher and professor specialized in the matter of conflict settlement in the US University George Mason, Mohammed Cherkaoui said he was the subject of "smear campaign and threats" because of his position on the outgoing US President Donald Trump announcement on Western Sahara.

Food aid caravan to head on 7 January for Sahrawi refugee camps

Algiers, 28 December 2020 (SPS) - A food aid caravan for the Sahrawi refugees will head on 7 January for the refugee camps in Tindouf, announced Saturday representatives of the civil society and the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA) in a solidarity sit-in with the Sahrawi people at the headquarters of the Sahrawi embassy in Algiers.

Morocco hides reality on ground to conclude political, economic agreements in region

Algiers, 28 December 2020 (SPS) - SADR’s ambassador to Algeria Abdelkader Taleb Omar affirmed Saturday that the military strikes against the positions of the Moroccan forces “continue and will not stop, until the Sahrawi people obtain the liberation of their territories,” underlining that Morocco tries to hide these realities on the ground to “mislead those with which it wants to concluded political and economic agreements in the region.”

SPLA continues its attacks against the positions of the Moroccan occupation forces

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 26 December 2020 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (APLS) have carried out new attacks against positions of the Moroccan occupation army along the wall of shame that divides Western Sahara, indicated a communiqué of the Sahrawi Ministry of defense.

Families of 15 abducted Sahrawis demand from Morocco to reveal their children's fate

Occupied El Aiun, 26 December 2020 (SPS) - The committee of the families of the 15 kidnapped Sahrawi people has attributed, to the Moroccan occupation authorities, the full and direct responsibility over the disappearing of their children since 25 December 2005, demanding that they reveal where they, as well as the other missing Sahrawi people (victims of forced disappearance) are detained.

Sahrawi Journalists, Writers in Europe condemn Morocco's aggression against activists

Madrid (Spain), 26 December 2020 (SPS) - The League of Sahrawi Journalists and Writers in Europe has strongly condemned the barbaric aggression against Sahrawi activists in occupied El Aiun and Boudjdour by Moroccan occupation forces, expressing its unconditional solidarity with all the victims of Morocco's machine of repression.

Trump’s proclamation, “international robbery” aimed to destabilize region

Algiers, 26 December 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the Polisario Front in France Mohamed Sidati underlined Thursday that the recent proclamation of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, to recognize the alleged Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara in return for the normalization of relations with the Moroccan system and Israel, is extremely serious and has never happened before, lamenting an “international robbery” aimed at destabilizing the region. 

CONASADH condemns the repression of peaceful protesters in occupied Laayoune

Bir Lehlu (Sahrawi Republic), Dec 24, 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) condemned the repression suffered by Sahrawi protesters in the occupied city of El Aaiún, capital of Western Sahara.

Relation between EU, Morocco should not be at expense of Sahrawi people

Brussels Dec 24, 2020 (SPS) - Expert of European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Hugh Lovatt, affirmed that the European Union should not build its relationship with Morocco at the expense of Sahrawi people and its commitments in regard to international law, "especially since this is likely to undermine European policy in such situations of occupation and forced annexation."

F. POLISARIO Representative at UN: "There is a consensus on the political solution of the conflict in Western Sahara"

New York, Dec 23, 2020 (SPS) - The Representative of the Frente POLISARIO in the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, affirmed today that “there is a consensus among all the members of the Security Council on the legal status of the issue of Western Sahara, which represents a positive position that serves the political resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara ”.

Security Council, MINURSO part of the problem, says Ould Salek

Algiers, 21 December 2020 (SPS) - Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Monday the UN Security Council stopped short of imposing a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, becoming with MINURSO (UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) a "part of the problem."

UN Security Council meeting: Western Sahara issue on agenda

New York (United Nations), 21 December 2020 (SPS) - UN Security Council will hold Monday a meeting on Western Sahara against the background of the resumption of fighting between the Polisario Front and Morocco, and outgoing US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Morocco's alleged sovereignty over the Sahrawi territory.

Biden must backtrack on Trump’s unilateral decision

Sydney, 21 December 2020 (SPS) - Representative of the Polisario Front in Australia and New Zealand Kamal Fadel on Saturday urged the US President elect Joe Biden to revoke the unilateral decision taken by Donald Trump on Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara.

Arab-Saharawi Committee reaffirms support to Saharawi people’s struggle

Shaheed Al-Hafed, December 21, 2020 (SPS) - President of the Arab Committee for Solidarity with the Saharawi People, Lawyer Mahmud Marei, has reiterated the Committee’s positions of solidarity and support to the struggle of the Saharawi people to freely choose its future.

In statements to SPS, Dr. Marei denounced the Moroccan occupation’s attempts to impose coercive solutions and to annex the territories of the Saharawi Republic by force.

SPLA conducts new attacks on Moroccan military bases for the 38th day

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 20 December 2020 (SPS) - The units of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued Sunday their attacks targeting the bases and positions of the Moroccan occupation forces along the wall of shame in the area of El-Guerguerat, the Saharawi Defense Ministry said in a communiqué.

Norway will not let its position on Western Sahara be affected by Trump proclamation

Oslo (Norway) December 20, 2020 (SAPS) - Norway Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Eriksen reaffirmed that her government stance on Western Sahara issue remains “firm and clearly known” for both parties to the conflict, namely a political solution in conformity with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

Trump's declaration "will not affect the Sahrawi resistance"

Geneva, 20 December 2020 (SPS) - The representative of the Polisario Front in Switzerland, Omeima Mahmoud Abdel Salam, stressed that the unilateral decision of the outgoing U.S. President, Donald Trump, to recognize the alleged sovereignty of Morocco in Western Sahara, "will not affect the national resistance of the Saharawi people and its struggle for independence and freedom".

SPLA pursues attacks on Moroccan army positions

Bir Lehlou (Sahrawi Republic), 19 December 2020 (SPS)-The Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) on Thursday led intensive attacks on Morocco’s military bases west of the sand wall that divides Western Sahara, said the Sahrawi Defence Ministry in a communiqué.