Western Sahara

Young Saharawi dies in landmine explosion in occupied Smara

Smara (occupied territories), April 23, 2014 (SPS) - A 29-year-old young Saharawi died in a landmine blast, which occurred in the suburbs of the occupied city of Smara, said a Saharawi media source from the city.

Ahmeitu Mahmud was pasturing a herd of camels in a region called Assakn, 30 km south-western of Smara, before being died.

Contaminated with an estimated 7 million mines, Western Sahara is divided by a 2.700 km-long military wall built by Morocco.

Ambassador Ubbi Bachraya warns of new Rwanda genocide in Western Sahara

Abuja, April 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Ubbi Bacharaya Bachir have warned Tuesday of a new Rwanda genocide in Western Sahara, if the Security Council’s Member States, especially France, do not allow for human rights monitoring being included in the MINURSO mandate.

CTA asks government to vote in favour of expanding MINURSO mandate for human rights monitoring

Buenos Aires, April 23, 2014 (SPS) - The Argentine Workers’ Central Union (Spanish acronym; CTA) has urged the government of its country to vote in favour of expanding the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in the occupied Saharawi territories.

International community called to respond to human rights violations in Western Sahara

Bagnolet (France), April 22, 2014 (SPS) - Several international organizations, of which Human Rights Watch, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and 114 associations and trade unions from 22 countries have called upon the UN Secretary General and members of the Security Council to give “precise information” on the human rights violations committed by Morocco against Saharawi civilians as, said AFASPA in a statement obtained by SPS.

U.S. ONG voices “continuing support” to Saharawi people’s struggle

Washington, April 22, 2014 (SPS) - The U.S. non-governmental organization Not Forgotten International has expressed, in a letter sent to the 2nd International Conference in Support of Saharawi Women’s Resistance, held on the current April 17-20 in the occupied city of El Aaiun, “continuing support and commitment” the just struggle of the Saharawi people.

Occupied El Aaiun: peaceful demonstrations in Foum el-Oued beach

El Aaiun (occupied territories), April 22, 2014 (SPS) - Dozens of Saharawi protestors came out Sunday in peaceful demonstration held in the beach of Foum el-Oued (which means; mouth of the valley) western of the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara, to demand freedom and independence of the Saharawi people.

Brahim Ghali dubs “positive” report presented by Ban Ki-moon before Security Council

Algiers, April 22, 2014 (SPS) - Ambassador of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algeria Brahim Ghali dubbed Monday “positive” the report of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a Security Council meeting as he presented the Western Sahara issue as a “decolonization issue.”

President of Republic expresses condemnation at visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to Dakhla occupied city

Shaheed Hafed, April 20, 2014 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, has expressed condemnation at the visit of Ivorian Interior Minister to the occupied city of Dakhla and its exploitation by Morocco as propaganda in the official media to cover up the truth and legitimize its illegal occupation of Western Sahara, in a letter Sunday to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara.


Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance organized in occupied territories

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), April 21, 2014 (SPS) - The National Union of Sahrawi Women organized the Second International Conference in Support of Sahrawi Women Resistance, April 17-20, in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, with the participation of many women representing  political social and cultural organizations, from different world continents.


Aminatou Haidar granted memebership by African Economic Forum

Shaheed Hafed, April 21, 2014 (SPS) – The African Economic Forum has granted membership in its executive bureau to Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, in recognition of her tireless efforts and peaceful struggle in order to enable the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination.


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