March 2021

Blinken calls on Guterres to speed up new personal envoy appointment to Western Sahara

New York, March 31, 2021 (SPS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to speed up the appointment of a personal envoy to Western Sahara, underscoring United state support to a political negotiations between the two parties (Morocco and Frente POLISARIO), sponsored by the UN.

Coronavirus: 45 new confirmed cases in last 72 hours

Chahid El Hafed (Refugee Camps), March 30, 2021 (SPS) - Forty-five (45) new cases of Coronavirus infections have been confirmed in the Sahrawi refugee camps, , announced Tuesday the Spokesperson for the Scientific Committee in charge of monitoring the coronavirus pandemic evolution, Dr Mohamed Salem Chej.

President of Republic slams terrorist attack in northern Mozambique

Bir Lehlu (Saharawi Republic), March 31, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has condemned the terrorist attack occurred in the Cabo Delgado region, which had several victims fatalities and destruction of public facilities.

Human Rights in Sahrawi occupied territories: Polisario Front warns against "deplorable situation"

Geneva, 29 March 2021 (SPS) - Oumeima Mahmoud Abdessalem, the Polisario Front representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council (CDH) and international organizations in Geneva, called for urgent intervention of the international community and Human Rights organizations to put an end to the deplorable and dangerous human rights situation in Western Sahara occupied territories.

Minister of Public Health receives WHO delegation

Shaheed Al-Hafed, March 29, 2021 (SPS) -  Minister of Public Health, Khaira Balahi Abad, on Sunday received a delegation of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the ministry's headquarters in Shaheed Al-Hafed, Sahrawi refugee camps.

The delegation included the organization's emergency services officer for Sahrawi refugee camps and the supervisor of the information systems at the organization's office in Algiers.

President of Republic offers condolences to his Egyptian counterpart on victims of train collision in Sohag Governorate

Bir Lahlou, March 29, 2021 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, expressed his sincere condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, over the victims of a train collision in the Egyptian governorate of Sohag.

Western Sahara: Over 270 organizations alert OHCHR on Morocco's human rights violations

Geneva, March 24, 2021 (SPS) - A group of 270 organizations has alerted the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)) on Morocco's human rights violations in Western Sahara, urging it to submit, as soon as possible, a proposal for a programme on technical assistance and capacity building in favor of the legitimate representative of Western Sahara people, the Frente POLISARIO.

SPLA: New attacks against multiple positions of Moroccan occupation forces

Bir Lehlou, March 24, 2021 (SPS) - Units of the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) pursued their attacks against positions of the Moroccan occupation forces behind the wall of sand, said Monday the Sahrawi Defence Ministry in the military communiqué No 131.

“CPS decision o on Western Sahara is an achievement for the establishment of peace" (Sabri Boukadoum)

Algiers, March 23, 2021 (SPS) - Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum on Monday called the latest decision of the African Union Peace and Security Council on Western Sahara as "very important" and an achievement for establish security and stability in North Africa.

UA called to take coercive action against any member who does not respect its decisions

Algiers, March 23, 2021 (SPS) - The African Union (AU) is called upon to take coercive measures against any member who does not respect its decisions in order to preserve its credibility, the ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic said on Monday in Algiers, Abdelkader Taleb Omar.

AU decision torpedoed Moroccan strategy (Ould Salek)

Addis Ababa, 22 March 2021 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Salam Ould Salek, said Saturday that the decision of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on the conflict in Western Sahara had "torpedoed the Moroccan strategy and destroyed its ambitions to defeat the UN process of decolonization of Western Sahara."

Minister of Public Health calls on citizens to exercise caution

Dakhla (Refugee Camps), 21 March 2021 (SPS) -  Minister of Public Health, National Secretariat member, Khaira Balahi Abbad, has called on citizens to exercise caution.

The Minister, accompanied by a government delegation, in a tour that led her Saturday to the wilaya of Dakhla in the refugee camps, called on citizens to exercise caution, be vigilant and apply preventive measures, especially with the registration of new cases of the Coronavirus.

SPLA continues attacks on Moroccan occupation forces positions for 129th day in row

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), 21 March 2021 (SPS) - The units of the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have launched new attacks against the positions of the Moroccan occupation army along the berm, according to the military communiqué released Saturday by the Sahrawi Ministry of Defense.

President Brahim Ghali sends condolences to Tanzanian government and people for the loss of President Magufuli

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 19 march 2021 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary general of Polisario front, Brahim Ghali, sent a letter of condolences to Mrs. Samia Suluhu Hassan, Vice-President of the Republic of Tanzania, on the sad occasion of the passing of the late President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, who passed away on March 17th.

RMTU calls for end of "blood Phosphate" imports after New Zealand High Court judgment

Willington (New Zealand) 19 March 2021 (SPS)- The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) reiterated its call, in a press release published on “Scoop” Today, to end imports of “blood phosphate” from Western Sahara following New Zealand High Court judgment last 15 March, in which it clearly established that Morocco neither has sovereignty nor administrating power over the occupied territory.

AUPSC adopts a strong Communiqué on the conflict in Western Sahara (Text of the Communiqué)

Addis Ababa (African Union) 18 March 2021 (SPS)- African Union’s Peace and Security Council published Today a new Communiqué (resolution) on western Sahara following its meeting held last March 9.

Following is the complete text of the Communiqué as published on the AU Peace and Security Council’s official webpage:

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli dies at 61

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), March 18, 2021 (SPS) -The Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has reported that the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, died Wednesday at the age of 61 in Dar es Salaam, as a result of heart problems.

Argentina La Plata University organizes a conference on the decolonization of Western Sahara

La Plata (Argentina), March 15, 2021 (SPS) - The University of La Plata, in Argentina, will organize from April 2 to May 20 a course on the unfinished decolonization of Western Sahara.

Two international NGOs expresse concern over human rights situation in Western Sahara

Geneva, March 16, 2021 (SPS) - The United Nations International Youth and Students Movement and the Federation for the Protection of Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities expressed, Monday, their concern over the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the ongoing occupation of the Saharawi territories by Morocco.

New Zealand High Court: Morocco has no sovereignty or administrating power over Western Sahara

Wellington (New Zealand) 16 Mars 2021 (SPS)- New Zealand High Court affirmed in a ruling issued yesterday that Morocco has no sovereignty or administrating power over the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

Sahrawi Government: The Moroccan occupying state is the hotbed of terrorism and the source of instability in the region

Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi Republic) 12 March 2021 (SPS)- The Sahrawi government considered, in a statement issued by its Spokesperson Thursday evening, that the Moroccan occupying state is the hotbed of terrorism and the real source of instability in North Africa.

Foreign Minister holds meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart

Addis Ababa, March 11, 2021 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Uld Salek held a meeting today with his counterpart from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, to deliver a letter from the President of the Republic, SG of Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, addressed to the Prime Minister of his country, Mr. Abiy Ahmed, on the latest developments regarding the question of Western Sahara.

Western Sahara decolonization: President Ghali calls on AU to assume responsibility

Chahid El Hafed, March 11, 2021 (SPS) -  The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Gali, called the African Union (AU) on Monday to play a prominent role and assume its historical responsibilities, in line with its principles that provide Western Sahara people the right to independence and self-determination.

French NGO asks its government to save the life of Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Lamín Haddi

Paris, March 10, 2021 (SPS) - The French non-governmental organization (NGO), the Association of Friends of SADR, requested its government to “intervene to save the life of the Sahrawi political prisoner Mohamed Lamín Haddi, who has been fifty six days of hunger strike in the Moroccan prison of Tifilt 2 ”.

President of Republic affirms Morocco breaks African consensus

Chahid Al-Hafed, March 10, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali, stated that Morocco undermines the existing consensus at the African level regarding the issue of Western Sahara and continues to violate the Constitutive Act of the African Union.

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