February 2021

A Sahrawi political prisoner on hunger strike suffers medical negligence

El Aaiún (Occupied Zones), Feb 09, 2021 (SPS) - The Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Lamín Abidín Haddi continues to suffer the deliberate medical negligence of the Moroccan prison authorities of the local Tifilt 2 prison and threats of danger to his life, after Twenty-seven days of hunger strike, according to sources from the League for the Protection of Sahrawi Prisoners in Moroccan Prisons.

SPLA Units attack the occupation army in full Moroccan territory

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Zones), Feb 09, 2021 (SPS) - Special units of the Saharawi National Liberation Army have carried out a successful operation against the guard post of the 2nd Battalion of the 9th Armored Division of the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco where weapons, equipment and personal documents were seized, according to war report No. 89 issued by the Ministry of National Defense

WFDY denounces assassination of young Mohamed Salem Fahim and calls for decolonization of Western Sahara (text)

Budapest (Hungary) 08 February 2021 (SPS)- World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) denounced in a press release, issued Monday, the dubious death of young Saharawi, Mohamed Salem Fahim, whose dead body was found by family hidden for more than 2 weeks in Moroccan morgue in occupied El Aaiun.

Moroccan FM unfounded statements will inevitably lead his country to the abyss (ULD Salek)

Addis Ababa, Feb 08, 2021 (SPS) -The Saharawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Uld Salek, affirmed on Monday, the recent statements in which the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs attacked Algeria after the defeats of his country in the AU XXXIV Summit are plagued with fallacies that will inevitably lead Morocco to the abyss.

Establishment of a solidarity coordination body with the Saharawi people in Catalonia

Barcelona, ​​ Feb 08, 2021 (SPS) - A coordination body for the movement of solidarity with the Saharawi people in Catalonia was established on Sunday, thanks to the efforts of the Saharawi regional office in this region of Spain and the various associations of friendship and solidarity aimed at unifying efforts and plans around solidarity action with the Sahrawis.

AU reaffirms Saharawi Republic sovereignty over Western Sahara

Bir Lehlu, Feb 08, 2021 (SPS) - The 34th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, by video conference in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has clearly demonstrated that Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara.

AU future at stake, if Morocco not punished for its actions (FM)

Abuja (Nigeria), 07 February 2021 (SPS)- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Salec, warned that the future of the African Union organization is at stake, if Morocco is not punished for its actions that go against the Constitutive Act of the Union.

President Ghali invites AU leaders to adopt thanks motion to President Ramaphosa

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 07 February 2021 (SPS)- President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, H.E. Brahim Ghali, on Saturday invited heads of state and government of the African Union to issue a motion of thanks to South African President and outgoing AU Chairperson, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, for the outstanding achievements the AU has achieved under his chairmanship.

It would be "very dangerous" not to cancel Trump's proclamation on Western Sahara

San Francisco (United States), 7 February 2021 (SPS) - It would be "very dangerous" not to cancel the proclamation made by Donald Trump in relation to the recognition of Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara, said Friday Steven Zunes, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, United States.

SPLA: New attacks on positions of Moroccan occupation forces

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 7 February 2021 (SPS) - The Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) continues, for the 85th consecutive day, its attacks on the positions and entrenchments of the Moroccan occupation forces, notably in the sectors of El Mahbes, Farsia and Kelta, said a communiqué of the Sahrawi Defense Ministry.

President of Republic takes part in 34th AU Summit of Heads of State and Government

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 6 February 2021 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Ghali, took part in the work of the 34th ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which was held today, Saturday, via remote visual communications technology under the theme "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want."

Young Sahrawi found dead in hospital in occupied city of El-Aaiun

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), 6 February 2021 (SPS) - Sahrawi human rights sources told Sahrawi News Agency (SPS) that the family of young Sahrawi Mohamed-Salem Faheem, who had been missing for more than 20 days in mysterious circumstances, on Friday morning found his decomposed body in a hospital in the occupied city of El-Aaiun,. 

AU Executive Council rejects Moroccan attempt to pass two projects through Saharawi occupied territories towards West Africa

Addis Ababa (African Union) 5 February 2021 (SPS)- The Executive Council of the African Union rejected, in its session Thursday, the attempt of the Kingdom of Morocco to pass two mega infrastructure projects through the occupied territories of the Saharawi Republic towards West African countries.

East Timor reaffirms its support for Sahrawi people's struggle

Dili (East Timor) Febr 04, 2021 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor Leste, Mrs. Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, has reaffirmed Thursday the support of her country to the struggle of the Saharawi people, voicing their constant willingness to defend their right to freedom and independence during a meeting with SADR´s ambassador to East Timor, Mr. Mohamed Islam Badi.

Lamamra: “Failure to end decolonization in Western Sahara, matter of concern”

Addis Ababa (African Union) 4 February 2021 (SPS)- African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, considered the failure to end decolonization in Western Sahara as a matter of concern.

Sweden warns that only self-determination can solve the Western Sahara conflict

Stockholm (Sweden), Feb 04, 2021 (SPS) - The Swedish Foreign Minister, Ann Linde, made it clear that the conflict in “Western Sahara is a decolonization problem within the UN”, stressing that “the status of Western Sahara can only be determined through a just, sustainable and mutually acceptable negotiated solution that satisfies the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination in accordance with international law, including Security Council resolutions o

Gali congratulates his Angolan counterpart on armed struggle anniversary against colonialism

Bir Lehlu (Sahrawi Republic), Feb 04, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, sent a congratulatory message to his Angolan counterpart, Mr. Joao Laurenzo, in occasion of the commemoration of the historic anniversary of the armed struggle of the Angolan people against Portuguese colonialism.

AU Peace & Security Council upcoming session will discuss developments in Western Sahara"

Algeria, Feb 03, 2021 (SPS) - The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Ismail Sharqi, announced an upcoming summit of the African Union Peace and Security Council to discuss developments in the Western Sahara file.

"The return of the war between the Kingdom of Morocco and the SADR required to move to the discussion in order to reach a solution," Mr. Sharqi said, in an interview made the Algerian national radio.

Suzanne Scholte: hopeful that Biden will reverse trump's recognition of Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara

Washington D.C (USA) 03 February 2021 (SPS)- The President of the American organization, Defence Forum Foundation, Mrs. Suzanne Sholte, said Today in a statement to SPS that she is hopeful that President Biden's administration will reverse "Trump's wrong decision" to recognize the Moroccan illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

Trump’s decision on Western Sahara is mistake that can be corrected

Algiers, 2 February 2021 (SPS) - Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the decision of former US president Donald Trump, recognizing the alleged sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara, is a mistake, because it doesn’t reflect the American long-standing policy, underlining that it can be corrected.

European parliamentary groups ask Baiden to cancel Trump's statement

Bern (Switzerland), Feb 02, 2021 (SPS) - Several European parliamentary groups have asked the President of the United States, Joe Baiden, to cancel the proclamation made by his predecessor and which recognizes the alleged sovereignty of Morocco over Western Sahara, as well how to work to recover the United Nations process in Western Sahara.

Sahrawi and Angolan Ministers of Foreign Affairs discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations

Luanda (Angola) 2 February 2020 (SPS)- Saharawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, held bilateral talks today in Luanda, Angola, with Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Antonio Tete, focusing on bilateral relations and the latest developments on the African and international arena, in addition to issues of common concern.

The President of Angola receives Saharawi Foreign Affairs Minister and President's Personal Envoy

Luanda (Angola) 2 February 2020 (SPS) - The President of the Republic of Angola, Mr. João Lourenço, received Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, Saharawi Minister of Foreign Affairs and Personal Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Ghaly,  today at the presidential headquarters in the Angolan capital, Luanda.

NGOs participating to the virtual World Social Forum 2021 call on UN and other bodies to protect Saharawi people

Lisbon (Portugal) 02 February 2021 (SPS)- Various NGOs addressed a letter to the UN Secretary General, Security Council, and other international bodies, Yesterday, calling for urgent protection of the Saharawi civilians in the occupied Western Sahara after the resumption of war between Morocco and the Saharawi Republic last 13 November 2020.

FM delivers letter from President of Republic to his Nigerian counterpart

Abuja (Nigeria) 1 February 2021 (SPS) - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, has beeen received by his counterpart of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, and delivered a letter from the President of the Republic, Mr.Brahim Ghali, to his Nigerian counterpart, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari.