PM arrives in Addis Ababa to represent President Mohamed Abdelaziz at AU Summit

Addis Ababa, Jan 29, 2015 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mr. Abdelkader taleb Omar, arrived Thursday morning in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, to represent the President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, at the 24th ordinary session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, to be held on 30- 31 January 2015.

Prime Minister was received at Addis Ababa International Airport by the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Tefera Deribew.

Spanish activists expelled from occupied El Aaiun

Madrid, Jan 29, 2015 (SPS) - Three female Spanish activists on Tuesday expelled by Moroccan authorities from the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, said the Spanish Coordination of Association in Solidarity with the Saharawi People (CEAS-Sáhara).

The three women are members of the Spanish movement of solidarity with the Saharawi people.

AU Executive Council adopts ACHPR’s report on Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, Jan 29, 2015 (SPS) - The Executive Council of the African Union on Wednesday adopted, at the end of its 26th ordinary session, the report of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), about the of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

In its report, the ACHPR voiced “grave concern” over the continuous illegal occupation of the territories of Western Sahara, which the Commission could not visit.

New communal graves discovered in Western Sahara

Algiers, Jan 29, 2015 (SPS) - Bodies of six missing Saharawis were exhumed from three new communal graves, discovered recently by Spanish experts in the region of Smara near Amgala, said Wednesday President of the Association of Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) Abdesslam Omar.

Landmine blast in Mijek leaves 1 dead and 3 injured

Mijek (liberated zones), Jan 28, 2015 (SPS) - One person was killed and 3 other people injured last Saturday in landmine explosion occurred in an area called Al-Nas Valley in the Saharawi occupied city of Smara, 83 Km from the liberated zone of Mijek, said Saharawi Mine Action Coordination Office.

For the source, the blast took place in the 3-km buffer zone from the Moroccan Shame Wall that divides Western Sahara.

Algeria, Nigerreaffirm support to UN efforts for self-determination of Saharawi people

Algiers, Jan 28, 2015 (SPS) - Algeria and Niger reaffirm, in a joint statement issued on Tuesday at the end of the state visit of Niger’s President MahamadouIssoufou to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic AbdelazizBouteflika, their support to the efforts of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to reach a mutually acceptable peaceful solution to the Western Sahara conflict."

Danish Red-Green Alliance “firmly” supports Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence

Copenhagen, Jan 28, 2015 (SPS) - The Danish Red-Green Alliance Party has expressed “firm support” to the right of the Saharawi people to Self-determination and independence, said Tuesday MP Christian Juhl in a meeting with Mr. Abba Malainin, POLISARIO Representative to Denmark.

The Danish official voiced his party’s support to the “strict respect” of human rights in Western Sahara, calling for the need to mandate the MINURSO with human rights monitoring in occupied Western Sahara.

SADR takes part at 26th session of AU Executive Council

Addis Ababa, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - A Saharawi delegation chaired by Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, takes part at the 26th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, kicked off Monday in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

The delegation also composed of the Minister in Charge of Africa, Hamdi Beiha, the Permanent Representative to the AU, Lamine Baali, Secretary General of Women Union, Fatma Mehdi. (SPS)


Humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees: SRC warns against attempts to discourage donors

Algiers, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi Red Crescent (CRS), Yahia Buhobeini, warned Tuesday the international community against attempts to discourage donors in granting the aid to Sahrawi refugees after the recent release of an EU report on humanitarian aid from 2007.

ESCR Committee called to hold Morocco to account for violating Saharawis’ rights (RFK)

Washington, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has called upon the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which prepares to, to hold Morocco to account for violating the rights the people of the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara.


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