Western Sahara

Nouvelle victime des mines terrestres semées par le Maroc au Sahara Occidental

Chahid El Hafed, 27 août 2014 (SPS) Les mines terrestres posées par l’occupant marocain  au Sahara occidental se sont payées, hier, une nouvelle victime. Le jeune Abdalahe Ahmed Eljerchi, est décédé mardi à El Medlechiat, à environ 50 km à l'est de la localité de Boujdor occupée après avoir marché sur une mine antipersonnel.
Le 24 avril dernier, une autre mine a tué le citoyen sahraoui Ahmeitu Mahmoud à Smara. 

Saharawi students urged to join People’s Liberation Army (communiqué)

Awserd (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The Participants in the 2nd Congress of the Union of Saharawi Students (UESARIO) urged Tuesday the Saharawi students to join the ranks of the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army.

At the end of the work of the Congress, the delegates called on the Saharawi students to join the Saharawi People’s Liberation Army and move towards technical roles in order to develop the action in units of military institutions and review the option of the recovery of armed struggle.

Council of Ministers hails success of work of UESARIO 2nd Congress

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The Council of Ministers has hailed the “admirable success” of work of the 2nd congress of the Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO), convened in the Wilaya of Awserd on 23-26 August 2014 under the theme “the Sahrawi students movement serves the national goals.”

Basque activists expelled from occupied El Aaiun

El Aaiun (occupied territories), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - Moroccan occupying authorities on Tuesday expelled 6 Basque activists from the occupied city of El Aaiun, capital of Western Sahara.

The six activists are Aratz urruzmendi, Jon Sarasola, Itziar Gomez Cruzado, Nora Ayerdi and Xabier Zurutuza.

The group was arrested for hours, before being thrown out of the city towards the Moroccan city of Agadir in a taxi car.

Young Saharawi dies in landmine explosion near occupied Boujdour

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The young Saharawi Abdallahi Ahmed Al-Kharchi on Monday died in a landmine blast, which occurred in Madalchiat, 50 km east of the occupied city of Boujdour in Western Sahara, said a Saharawi media source.

Like many areas in Western Sahara under the Moroccan occupation, Madalchiat is contaminated with thousands of anti-personnel landmines, which were planted by Moroccan army during the armed war against the Saharawi people.

UESARIO 2nd Congress: international community, responsible for impasse in Western Sahara

Awserd (refugee camps), Aug 27, 2014 (SPS) - The 2nd Congress of the Saharawi Students Union (UESARIO) said that the current political impasse in the UN settlement of Western Sahara is still a stain on the international community, calling on the UN to shoulder responsibility vis-à-vis the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.

UESARIO elects new Secretary General

Awserd (Refugee Camps), August 26, 2014 (SPS) - The Students Union of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (UESARIO) elected Tuesday Moulay Brahim Mhamed the new secretary general of the organization during its II Congress held from August 23-25, in the wilaya of Awserd, Sahrawi refugee camps.
The Congress had been prolonged for 24 hours for holding the second round of the election because no candidate received the required minimum number of votes.(SPS)

Western Sahara: New round of negotiation depends on success of Ross next visit

Awserd (Refugee Camps), August 26, 2014 (SPS) - The opening of a new round of negotiation between the Polisario Front and Morocco will depend on the success of the next visit of the United Nations Secretary General's special envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, said the member of Polisario Front's Secretariat General and coordinator of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Moroccan occupation between pressure of international community, Saharawis’ fight

Awserd (Refugee Camps), August 25, 2014 (SPS) - Sahrawi President and Polisario Front Secretary General Mohamed Abdelaziz underlined Saturday in Awserd, Sahrawi refugee camps, that the Moroccan occupation is under pressures from the international community and the Sahrawi people’s fight and commitment to its right to self-determination.

President Abdelaziz urges UN to intervene to protect Sahrawi human rights delegation

Birlehlou (Liberated Territories), August 25, 2014 (SPS) - Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz has urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene immediately and take all necessary measures to protect a delegation of Sahrawi human rights activists in the airport of Casablanca in Morocco upon their return from the Sahrawi refugee camps.


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