Western Sahara

Sahrawi political prisoner suffers serious health situation

Ait Melloul (Morocco) January 25, 2015 (SPS) – the Saharawi political prisoner Abdul Khaliq Almuati, suffers a serious health situation, due to complications of the open hunger strike he started ten days ago in the Moroccan jail Ait Melloul.

EU aid to Saharawi refugees: Report exhumed from archives for misleading

Brussels (Belgium), January 25, 2015 (SPS) - European Anti-Fraud Office (EAFO)'s report about EU humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees, dating from 2007, was "exhumed" from their archives with the aim of "misleading and distracting" Europe, Mohamed Sidati, the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)'s deputy minister for Europe, said Saturday in a statement.

SADR partakes at Third Congress of African Agency for Disaster Risk Reduction

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) January 25, 2015 (SPS) – A delegation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), including the Secretary General of the Women Union, Fatma Elmehdi, and Senior Advisor at the Sahrawi embassy in Ethiopia, Baba Omar Elbardi, took part Saturday at the third ministerial Congress of the African states signatory to the convention on the establishment of the African Agency for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mozambique supports candidacy of Saharawi Youth to the presidency of WFDY in Africa

Maputo (Mozambique) January 24, 2015 (SPS) the president of the World Federation of Democratic Youth in Africa Mr. Dalfino Guila, announced that Mozambique supports the candidacy of the Saharawi Youth to the presidency of WFDY in Africa.

Mr. Dalfino Guila renewed, during a meeting with the Saharawi Ambassador to Mozambique Mr. Wadadi Sheikh Ahmed Heiba, unconditional support of Mozambique to the “just” and “legal” cause of the Saharawi people.

Claiming EU aid to Sahrawi refugees is being diverted, amounts simply to taint image of Polisario Front (Mohamed Sidati)

Bruxelles, January 24, 2015 (SPS) – “A recent article by French news agency AFP, claiming EU aid to Sahrawi refugees is being diverted, amounts simply to a manipulative and ill-informed attemptto taint the image of the Polisario Front and the Sahrawi refugees, as well as their hostcountry Algeria, which assists the refugees and facilitates the delivery of the humanitarian aid,” said Friday Mohamed Sidati, the Minister Delegate for Europe, in a statement.

Sahrawi president denounces Morocco's attempts to undermine UN missions in Western Sahara

Birlehlu (liberated territories), January 24, 2015 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mohamed Abdelaziz denounced Thursday Morocco's attempts to undermine the work of the United Nations' representatives and missions in Western Sahara, warning against any attempt to swerve the decolonization process in the region from its objective.

AU sub-committee says situation in Western Sahara still at standstill

Addis Ababa, Jan 23, 2015 (SPS) - The AU Permanent Representative Committee’s Sub-Committee on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa on Thursday indicated that the situation in Western Sahara is still at standstill, while the Saharawis continue to live in refugee camps in Algeria for nearly 40 years.

The Sub-Committee said, in a report, that the Saharawi refugees continue to live in refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, since nearly 40 years amid a continuous decrease in humanitarian aid.

President warns against Moroccan attempts to deviate Western Sahara decolonization process

Bir Lehlou (liberated zones), Jan 23, 2015 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz on Thursday warned against any attempt from the part of Morocco aimed at deviate the completion of decolonization process in Western Sahara.

Tifariti University signs twinning agreement with universities in Valencia

Alicante (Valencia, Spain), Jan 22, 2015 (SPS) - The University of Tifariti on Wednesday signed a twinning agreement with public universities in Valencia, Spain, providing for the exchange of experiences between these institutions.

The agreement was signed from the Saharawi party by the Dean of Tifariti, Jatari Hamudi, and from the Spanish party by Mr. Manuel Palomar, dean of Alicante University, Esteban Morcillo, dean of Valencia University, Mr. Vicente Climent, dean of the University of Castellon.

SADR takes part at conference of AU ministers of women affairs

Addis Ababa, Jan 22, 2015 (SPS) - The Saharawi Republic (SADR) takes part at the conference of AU ministers responsible for women affairs, which kicked off Wednesday in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.

The SADR is represented in this meeting by a delegation comprising of Ms. Mahfuda Mohamed Rahal, minister of social affairs and woman’s promotion, and Ms. Fatma Mehdi, general-secretary of women union.