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Cuban students express solidarity with Sahrawi people struggle

Havana (Cuba), January 27, 2015 (SPS) - Cuban Students Union voiced “unconditioned” solidarity with the just struggle of Sahrawi people, expressing commitment to continue sensitizing about the Saharawi cause.

In a meeting with the responsible of Saharawi students currently in Cuba, External Relations Secretary of the Cuban Students Union expressed commitment to continue awareness action in the country about the Saharawi cause.

Western Sahara, core issue on AU agenda (Zimbabwe Foreign Minister)

Addis Ababa, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - Zimbabwe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, on Monday underlined that Western Sahara remains “core issue” on agenda of the African Union (AU) and a “big responsibility” on its shoulders.

Speaking at the 26th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council, underway in Addis Ababa, Minister Mumbengegwi said: “the right to self-determination is a principle the African peoples and AU have fought for.”

Western Sahara: US has not changed its position, continues to support UN efforts

Algiers, Jan 27, 2015 (SPS) - US State Department official affirmed on Sunday, that the United States has not changed its position with regard to the conflict in Western Sahara, and still supports the UN efforts to reach a peaceful, lasting and mutually acceptable solution.

President of Republic urges UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on coast of occupied Western Sahara

Birlehlu  (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, urged  the UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on the coast of occupied Western Sahara, considering the drilling operation underway in Western Sahara as “a serious provocation and a real threat to peace and stability in Western Sahara and the Maghreb region,” in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
 
Below is the full text of the letter:

Saharawi government protests coast oil drilling to United Nations

Birlehlu  (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, protesting Kosmos Energy drilling activities and urging the UN Security Council to stop seabed oil drilling on the coast of occupied Western Sahara. President Abdeaziz considered the drilling operation underway in Western Sahara as “a serious provocation and a real threat to peace and stability in Western Sahara and the Maghreb region.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Moroccan plans to involve other actors must be condemned and boycotted (Full letter)

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek confirmed Saturday “the plans of the Moroccan occupying State that aim to involve actors from around the world, including African entities, in our country must be strongly condemned and boycotted because they violate the Charter and the resolutions of the African Union and the United Nations, in a letter to Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Sahrawi government urges AU to intervene to prevent Crans Montana from holding their forum in occupied parts of Western Sahara

Birlehlu (Liberated Territories), January 26, 2015 (SPS) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek urged Saturday the African Union to take all necessary steps and actions at the AU level and to make representations to the Chairman of the Crans Montana Forum and the associated partners and sponsors in order to refrain from holding their forum in the occupied parts of an AU Member State, the Sahrawi Republic.
 

Sahrawi human rights defender calls on UN to act on decolonization of Western Sahara (media)

 
Shaheed Elhafedh, January 25, 2015 (SPS) The Saharawi human rights activist, President of the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave human rights violations (ASVDH), Brahim Dahane,called the most influential members of the UN to act as the guarantor of peace and mediation, in an interview with Swiss newspaper, mail, published in its Saturday edition.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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