January 2021

On the occasion of its 109th anniversary, ANC affirms freedom of Western Sahara remains a priority for Africa

Pretoria (South Africa) 09 January 2021 (SPS)- The President of the South African ruling party, ANC, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, affirmed that the Saharawi freedom must remain a priority for Africa, Yesterday in the statement of the ANC National Executive Committee on the occasion of the 109th anniversary of the ANC.

Moroccan regime has received successive slaps from international community

Algiers, 9 January 2020 (SPS) - Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Algeria, Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Thursday that the Moroccan regime has received "successive slaps" from the international community "following its transgression of international legality and its attempts to impose the fait-accompli policy in Western Sahara, whose UN resolutions affirm the right of its people to self-determination.

Algiers expects from Washington to be "impartial" to advance causes of peace

Algiers, 7 January 2021 (SPS) - Algeria expects from the United States to be "impartial," as required by the current challenges, in order to advance the causes of peace on the regional and international levels, Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said in an audience he granted Thursday, in Algiers, to the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker.

Up to 30 countries illegally invest in occupied Western Sahara

Paris,  Jan, 06 2021 (SPS)- – Up to thirty countries are illegally investing in the occupied Sahrawi territories in various sectors of activity, said a new report from the Franco-Sahrawi Center for Studies and Documentation, Ahmed Baba Miske, which added that investments in the occupied territories represent an illegal act.

Western Sahara: US researcher foresees Biden’s retraction on proclamation of Trump

WashingtonJan, 06 2021 (SPS)-  American researcher and analyst Doug Bandow, also former special assistant to president Ronald Reagan, dubbed “real aggression” the proclamation of Trump about the recognition of Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, foreseeing the return of Biden Direction to Washington’s initial position.

EU: Western Sahara, Morocco are two separate territories

Brussels, Jan, 05 2021 (SPS)-The designation of Western Sahara and the Kingdom of Morocco as two separate territories under an ongoing agreement between the European Union and Morocco is "an important step forward," said Tuesday the Frente POLISARIO, which welcomed the fact that the position adopted in December by the outgoing U.S. president on Western Sahara has not had any effect on European countries.

South African diplomat calls on Biden to help bring an end to the illegal occupation of Western Sahara

Pretoria (South Africa) 05 January 2021 (SPS)- Former South African Ambassador to Cuba and Chief of Staff in the office of ANC Secretary General, Phatse Justice Piitso, adressed an Open Letter to Joe Biden, Friday 1 January, calling on the US President elect to set things right and help end the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco.

SPLA continues its attacks against positions of Moroccan occupation army for 52nd consecutive day

Bir Lahlou, 4 January 2021 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued their attacks on bases and positions of the Moroccan occupation army along the wall of shame, for the 52nd consecutive day, said Sunday a communiqué of the Sahrawi Defense Ministry.

Egypt denies plans to open a consulate in occupied Western Sahara

Washington, 4 January 2021 (SPS) - Egypt denied on Saturday that it intends to open a diplomatic representation in Western Sahara, refuting rumours relayed by Moroccan media.

Sweden: Green party calls on government to recognise SADR

Stockholm, 4 January 2021 (SPS) - The Green Party in Sweden on Sunday called on the Swedish government to recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and criticized the European Union's "weak position" on the conflict in Western Sahara, media reported.

SPLA continues attacks on Moroccan military bases

Bir Lahlou, 4 January 2021 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi Poeple’s Liberation Army (SPLA) continued, on Friday and Saturday, their attacks targteing the Moroccan military forces, behind the wall of shame, said Saturday the Sahrawi Defence Ministry in a Communiqué.

War in Western Sahara: Moroccan army in face of logistical difficulties

Rabat, 4 January 2021 (SPS) - Researcher, journalist and former agent of the Moroccan intelligence services Farid Boukas spoke on his Facebook page of a lack of confidence and serenity within the command of the Moroccan army after the outbreak of the 2nd war in Western Sahara.

Boukas used the “N24” web channel to report the recruitment of 600 agents in charge of conducting campaigns on social networks vis-à-vis the Sahrawi cause inside and outside Morocco. 

Sahrawi people "frustrated" by UN inaction in face of Moroccan violations

Sydney, 3January 2021 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people are frustrated by the UN's inaction in the face of Morocco's recurring violations of the ceasefire agreement, said the Polisario Front representative in Australia, Kamal Fadel, deploring the obstruction of the process of resolving the conflict in Western Sahara.

HRW: Morocco implements same methods as Israel in attempt to strengthen Western Sahara’s occupation

Washington, 2 January 2021 (SPS) - Executive Director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Kenneth Roth underlined that Morocco implements the same methods used by the Israeli occupier against the Palestinians to attempt to strengthen its occupation of Western Sahara. 

Sahrawi army continues attacks on Morocco's occupation forces

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 2 January 2021 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) "carried out Wednesday and Thursday new attacks against positions of Morocco's occupation army along the wall of shame," the ministry of National Defense said in a statement.

UN adopts recent AU decision on Western Sahara as official document

New York (United Nations), 2 January 2021 (SPS) - The chairman of the UN Security Council, South Africa's representative to the United Nations, has made public an official letter from his country, which holds the current presidency of the African Union, including the list of the resolutions adopted by the 14th AU extraordinary summit, and the new decision on Western Sahara conflict.