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Ban Ki-moon excludes Morocco from the list of administering powers

Managua (Nicaragua), 20/05/2015 (SPS) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon excluded yesterday, Tuesday, Morocco from the list of the four administering Powers running the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories remaining in the world.

Mother of Saharawi martyr Haidala gives testimony before European Parliament

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain), May 20, 2015 (SPS) - At the invitation of MEP Miguel Urbán of Podemos Spanish Party, the Sahrawi citizen Takbar Haddi, mother of the martyr Mohamed Lamin Haidalla, is expected Wednesday to give testimony in a plenary session organized at the European Parliament.

The initiative comes after the visit by Ms. Mary Beta, General Secretary of Podemos Council, to the place where the Saharawi citizen is holding an open hunger strike in the Canary Islands.

Algerian Red Crescent responds to needs of Saharawi refugees

Algiers, May 20, 2015 (SPS) - The Algerian Red Crescent will soon send about 200 tons of potatoes in respond to the needs of the Saharawi refugee near Tindouf, Algeria, said on Wednesday the Algerian daily newspapers “Le Soir”.

ARC has often found itself alone to fulfill the needs of the Saharawi refugees, adding the same source.

It should be mentioned that the Saharawi Red Crescent has recently launched an appeal to donor countries to increase funds to avoid disruption of the existing stocks. (SPS)

Secretary General of Students’ Union on working visit to Cuba

Havana, May 20, 2015 (SPS) - Secretary General of the Saharawi Students’ Union (UESARIO) and Member of the Polisario Front’s National Secretariat, Mulay Mhamed Brahim Saleh, on Tuesday began a working visit to Cuba, to assess at first hand the situation of the Saharawi students currently studying in the Cuban universities.

Saharawi political prisoner Bouamud Sidi begins open hunger strike

Taroudant (Morocco), May 20, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi political prisoner, Bouamud Sidi, has started an open hunger strike in protest to the miserable conditions he experience inside the Moroccan Prison of Taroudant, said a source of the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.

Saharawi people mark 42th anniversary of outbreak of armed struggle tomorrow

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), May 19, 2013 (SPS) - The Saharawi people will commemorate Wednesday, May 20th, the 42-year anniversary of the outbreak of armed struggle in Western Sahara, to reiterate their commtiment and attachment to regain their legitimate rights by all means.

On this day, 20 May 1973, the Polisario Front announced the outbreak of armed struggle against the Spanish occupation, only 10 days after its creation on 10 May of the same year.

Saharawi Republic takes part at 6th ordinary session of Pan-African Parliament

Midrand (South Africa), May 19, 2015 (SPS) - The sixth ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) kicked off Monday in the PAP’s official headquarter in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the presence of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by members of the Kenyan government as guest of honor, the diplomatic corps accredited to South Africa, and SADR’s parliamentary group.

SADR elected vice-president of African First Ladies Peace Mission

 
 Abuja, May 17, 2015 (SPS) - The summit of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) has elected a new board of five members representing the regions of Africa chaired by the Republic of Sierra Leone and including the Sahrawi Republics, Congo, South Sudan and South Africa.
 
 The board which was elected for a term of two years is intended to lead the work of the organization between summits and coordinate its initiatives in the continent from its permanent headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
 

“Last Colony in Africa,” new book issued in Japan

Tokyo, May 18, 2015 (SPS) - Japanese Journalist ITSUKO Hirata has issued a new book on the question of Western Sahara entitled “Last Colony in Africa,” on the occasion of the 20 May, the day of the outbreak of the armed struggle in Western Sahara in 1973 by the Polisario Front.
 
“This book is for the Japanese people to know about Western Sahara,” wrote Journalist ITSUKO Hirata in the preface of the book. "They have no idea that Western Sahara is the last colony in Africa," she added.  
 

Economic development, education, good governance are keys to peace in Africa (Saharawi diplomat)

Abuja, May 17, 2015 (SPS) The Saharawi Ambassador in Abuja, Oubbi Boushraya emphasized that the establishment of peace in Africa requires systematic efforts to fight against poverty and unemployment, in order to ensure economic development, education system and anchor the principle of good governance and democratic.
 

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