March 2021

Western Sahara: Celebration, in Mexico, of 45th anniversary of SADR proclamation

Mexico, March 09, 2021 (SPS) - The Embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic organized, in Mexico, an event to celebrate the 45th anniversary of SADR proclamation, the Sahrawi Press Agency reported.

AU is called to fulfill its responsibility regard the Sahrawi question

Chahid El Hafed , March 09, 2021 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali, said Tuesday, in his speech, by videoconference at the high-level meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union that "the African Union is called upon to fulfill its responsibility to play an essential role with regard to this African issue."

CONASDH salutes Sahrawi woman struggle

Chahid El-Hafed, March 09, 2021 (SPS) - The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASDH) greeted, Sunday, the struggle and the fight of the Saharawi woman who wrote "with pride" the shining names of chahidate , prisoners and activists, alongside all activists from the Saharawi people in various fields.

Sahrawi people commemorates fall of first martyr in presence of President of Republic

Smara (Refugee Camps), 8 March 2021 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people on Monday commemorated the 47th anniversary of the fall of the first Sahrawi martyr Al-Bashir Lalawi, who fell in the field of honor on March 8, 1974, in the presence of President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali.

Sahrawi women celebrate International Women's Day

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 08 March 2021 (SPS) -  Sahrawi women, like other women of the world, celebrated today, Sunday, International Women's Day on 8 March, where cultural and political activities held on the occasion.

Ould Salek denies any contact with Morocco on ceasefire

Addis-Ababa, 7 March 2021 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs and member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Saturday that "no direct or indirect contact has been established between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Kingdom of Morocco," stressing that "a new ceasefire remains dependent on full compliance with the principles of the African Union (AU).”

President of Republic supervises graduation of new SPLA fighters batch

Martyr Al-Wali School, 6 March 2021 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Brahim Ghali, supervised the graduation of a new batch of Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) fighters at the Martyr Wali Military School.

HRW condemns Moroccan security forces for continuing to violate rights of Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya

Washington, March 06, 2021 (SPS) - NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday denounced the heavy and almost constant surveillance imposed by Moroccan security forces on Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya for more than three months.

“Without providing any justification, these forces prevented several people, including relatives of the activist, from visiting her,” the Washington-based NGO indicated in a statement.

President Ghali’s letter adopted as official document of Security Council

New York, 6 March 2021 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali has denounced, in a letter sent to the UN Secretary General and adopted as an official document of the Security Council, the dire situation of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara since the breakdown of the cease-fire by Morocco.

EU/Morocco free trade agreement: Polisario Front optimistic about European Court of Justice verdict

Brussels, 5 March 2021 (SPS) - The Polisario Front is optimistic about the new verdict of the European Court of Justice concerning the motion for annulment of the agreement on the extension of the EU/Morocco free trade and association agreements in the territory of Western Sahara, the representative of the Polisario Front in Europe and EU Oubi Bouchraya Bachir said on Thursday.

Germany recognizes Western Sahara's right to independence

Algiers, March 04, (SPS) - Abdul Massih Al-Shami, the coordinator of Arab-European relations in the German Parliament said on Tuesday that Morocco's decision to suspend diplomatic relations with the German embassy in Rabat is an "anti-diplomatic act," affirming that Germany recognizes the right of Western Sahara to independence.

London "closely follows" situation in Western Sahara

London, March 04, (SPS) - James Cleverly, Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) said on Tuesday that the United Kingdom is closely following the situation in occupied Western Sahara.

Aminatou Haidar to the UN HRC: escalation of Moroccan human rights violations in Western Sahara and UN remains silent

Geneva (UN Human Rights Council) 03 March 2021 (SPS)- Ms. Aminatou Haidar, President of the Saharawi Organ against Moroccan Occupation and 2019 Right Livelihood Laureate, denounced the excalation of Moroccan human rights violations against the people of Western Sahara, in a statement she delivered Monday before the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council through video-conference.

Geneva Group asks UNHRC to dispatch an observer mission to occupied Western Sahara

Geneva, March 02, 2021 (SPS) - The Geneva Support Group for Western Sahara asked the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to send an observer mission to the occupied Sahrawi territories to investigate the situation on the ground, drawing attention to the "human rights abuses" committed by the Moroccan occupation authorities.

Frente POLISARIO deplores MINURSO's position on the situation in Western Sahara and calls on the Mission to remain neutral and impartial

New York (UN) 02 March 2021 (SPS)- Member of Frente Polisario’s National Secretariat, Representative of the Front at the United Nations, Dr.

President Ramaphosa congratulates Saharawi President for 45th anniversary of SADR

Pretoria (South Africa) 02 March 2021 (SPS)- President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, congratulated the President of the Saharawi Republic, Mr. Brahim Ghali, for the celebration by the Saharawi people of the 45th anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Republic (SADR).

CJEU begins hearing lawsuit filed by Frente POLISARIO against the EU Council

Luxembourg, March 02, 2021 (SPS) - The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today began the oral hearing for the appeals filed by the Frente POLISARIO against Council Decision (EU) 2019/2017 of 28 January 2019, including the occupied areas of Western Sahara within the scope of the EU-Morocco Association Agreement, and the European Union-Morocco fisheries agreement, as well as against the regulation that distributes fishing opportunities among the Member States

Mauritius MM congratulates Saharawi people for 45th anniversary of SADR and reiterates support to Saharawi just struggle for freedom

Port Luis (Mauritius) 01 March 2021 (SPS)- The Leader of the Mauritius Militant Movement (MMM) and former Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Paul Bérenger, congratulated the Saharawi Government and people for the 45th anniversary of the Saharawi Republic, widely celebrated last 27 February, stressing the steadfast support to the just struggle of Saharawi people for freedom and independence.

Lesotho Prime Minister to the Saharawi President: We will continue the fight to release Saharawi people from colonialism and occupation

Maseru (Kingdom of Lesotho) 01 March 2021 (SPS)- Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Dr. Moeketsi Majoro, congratulated the President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, on the occasion of the celebration by the Saharawi people of the 45th Anniversary of the Saharawi Republic last Saturday, stressing that the struggle for the release of Saharawis from colonialism and occupation will continue.

Creation of Uganda-Saharawi parliamentary friendship group

Kampala (Uganda), 1 March 2021 (SPS) - An inter-parliamentary group of friendship between the Republic of Uganda and Saharawi Republic was created in an act at the Saharawi embassy in Kampala.

New embassy headquarters inaugurated in Panama

Panama City, 1 March 2021 (SPS) - The new embassy headquarters on Saturday inaugurated in the sisterly country of Panama, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of proclamation of the Saharawi Republic.

The event took place in the presence of a number of officials of the ministry of foreign affairs of Panama.

Foreign Minister receives congratulations from Cuban counterpart

Shaheed Al Hafed, 1 March 2021 (SPS) - Member of the National Secretariat, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salec, on Sunday received a letter of congratulations from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the sisterly country of Cuba, Mr. Bruno Rodríguez, on the occasion of the forty-five anniversary of the proclamation of the Saharawi Republic.