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August 2011

Libyan Transitional National Council denies any presence of Polisario Front or assistance to Gaddafi

Benghazi, August 31, 2011 (SPS) - The President of the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC), Mustafa Abdeljalil, denied Tuesday any presence of elements of the Polisario Front in Libya, in response to a question about allegations disseminated lately by Moroccan media, claiming the  Council  arrested some 556 members of Polisario Front, during a press  conference in Benghazi.
 

PP intends to support referendum in Western Sahara when winning November elections (Spanish official

Madrid, Aug 29, 2011 (SPS) - The Spanish Popular Party (PP) intends to review the foreign policy of Spain, especially in dealing with the Palestinian and Western Sahara’s cause, in the case of its victory in the general elections to be held on November 20.

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper “El Pais”, Mr. Jorge Moragas, coordinator of the presidency and international relations of the PP, said that his Party “has the right to reconsider the timetable for the withdrawal of the Spanish troops from Afghanistan.”

Moroccan occupation authorities surrounds house of Saharawi activist in occupied El Aaiun

El Aaiun (occupied territories) Aug 28, 2011 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities have surrounded since Saturday the house of the General Secretary of the Confederation of Saharawi Workers and President of Gdeim Izik Coordination, the activist Sidi Ahmed Deya, according to a human rights source from the occupied city.

President of South Sudan Republic names new cabinet

Juba, Aug 28, 2011 (SPS) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Myardit named Frifay his first cabinet since the country declared independence last month, including former supporters of the north's main party as he set out to unite a fractured state.

Kiir announced the cabinet late on Friday, naming ministers from a wider selection of areas and ethnic groups than the previous caretaker administration

U.S. ready to provide any help for Ross to resolve Western Sahara conflict, says Mr. Ensher

Algiers, Aug 28, 2011 (SPS) - The U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, Mr. Henry Ensher, confirmed that his country “ready to provide any assistance to the efforts of the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross,” in a dispatch published Saturday by the Algerian Press Service (APS).

“Our position is that we support this process,” said the U.S. diplomat, confirming that his country will accept any outcome resulted from it.

Saharawi Republic partakes in AU summit on situation in Horn of Africa and Libya

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Aug 28, 2011 (SPS) - A delegation of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) led by the Minister Delegate in charge of Africa, Mr. Mohamed Yeslem Beisat, participated in the works of the AU exceptional summit on the situation in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, and Libya taking place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Aug 25-26, 2011.

The Summit adopted a plan to relieve the humanitarian situation for 14 million Africans in Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia.

Nigeria renews its unwavering support to right of Saharawi people to self-determination

Abuja (Nigeria) Aug 27, 2011 (SPS) - The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Dr. Nuruddeen Mohammed, reiterated Friday his country’s firm supporting position to the struggle of the Saharawi people for freedom and self-determination, expressing concern about the serious Moroccan violations of human rights in the occupied Western Sahara, during his meeting with the Saharawi Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Oubi Bouchraya Bachir.

Polisario front refutes claims of involvement in Libya reported by Moroccan news agency

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories), August 26, 2011 (SPS) - The Sahrawi government and the Plisario Front denied Friday categorically allegations that “about 556 mercenaries from the Polisario Front have been brought in to support Gaddafi troops, have been arrested by the guerrillas of the Transitional National  Council,” as was reported Thursday by Moroccan news agency, in  a statement issued by the Ministry of Information.
 

Bojador: the sahrawi jobless continue their protest

Bojador (occupied territories) August 23, 2011 (SPS) - The sahrawi jobless plateforme of Bojador held Monday night, after the prayer of Tarauih, a sit-in in front of the regional government of occupation headoffice as the beginning of a new joint mobilization in a response to the brutal intervention of the security forces against demonstrators on 28 of the last month and a method of pressure to take away their rights to social integration, a source present there reported.

 

Smara jobless decide to intensify the fight for work

Smara (occupied territories) August 23, 2011 (SPS) - After two months of protest in front the headoffice of ANAPEC, the jobless of Smara city have decided to continue the fight after the regional governor, Mohamed Salem Sabti, has rejected more than once to receive a committee that represented them, reports Sahara Now, a digital newspaper spread from the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

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