January 2017

President of the Republic holds bilateral meetings with his African counterparts

Addis Ababa, January 31, 2017 (SPS) -The President of the Republic, SG of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali held on Monday bilateral meetings with Heads of State and Government of the AU on the sidelines of  the work of the 28 Summit of the UA.


Western Sahara: AU urges UN Security Council to restore MINURSO's "full operation"

Addis Ababa, January 31, 2017 (SPS) -The African Union (AU) urged Tuesday in Addis Ababa the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities and restore the "full operation" of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

ANC regrets Morocco’s return to the African Union fold

Pretoria, January 31, 2017 (SPS) – The African National Congress (ANC) expressed on Tuesday its regrets over the African Union’s (AU’s) decision to readmit Morocco into the organization, which represents an "important setback for the cause of the Saharawi people"

Morocco must fully adhere to the word and spirit of AU Constitutive Act (Abdelkader Messahel)

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 31, 2017 (SPS) – regarding the readmission of Morocco into the AU, "there are criteria for the membership in the AU. The Union’s Constitutive Act is very clear about this matter," stressing that Morocco "must fully adhere to the word and spirit of this Constitutive Act." said Monday in Addis-Ababa, Minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.


SADR ready to negotiate with Morocco to end occupation

Addis-Ababa, January 31, 2017 (SPS) – The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is ready to negotiate with Morocco to end the occupation of the Sahrawi territories, Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Monday in Addis-Ababa.


Morocco becomes 55th member of AU

Addis Ababa, January 31, 2017 (SPS) – Morocco has been admitted to the African Union as its 55th member state on Monday during the works of the 28th AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Morocco left the Organization of Africa Unity (OAU), current AU, to protest against the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) as a full member of the AU.

Chadian Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as chairman of AU Commission

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia),  January 30, 2017 (SPS) –  Chadian Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected Monday, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), as chairman of the African Union Commission during the works of the 28th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, taking place in the Ethiopian capital.


President of the Republic condemns human rights serious violations in OO TT

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 30, 2017 (SPS) – The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali on Sunday condemned the serious violations of human rights in the Occupied Territories, stressing that "the time has come to organize the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, regretting that MINURSO is the only UN mission that does not have competencies for the control and observance of human rights.


28th African Union Summit opens in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, January 30, 2017 (SPS) – The proceedings of the 28th African Union Summit opened Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis-Ababa, under the sign: "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth."

President of Republic from Addis Ababa: It's time to organize a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara.

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) January 29 2017. (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, said on Sunday in Addis Ababa that the time has come to organize a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara, adding that the UN mission in Western Sahara MINURSO is the only mission that does not include the functions of human rights watch.

Saharawi delegation attends WTO International Cooperation Second Congress

Santander, January 29, 2017  (SPS) .- A Saharawi delegation headed by the Minister of Public Health in the SADR Government, Mr.

Ould Salek: AU Summit to replace Morocco in its geographic, legal dimensions

Addis Ababa, January 28, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek stressed Friday the current Summit of Heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) would replace Morocco in front of its historical and legal responsibilities, a power that illegally occupies a member country of the AU, recalling Morocco is the only country in Africa which does not respect its internationally recognized borders. 

There is no doubt AU will reaffirm its position on Saharawi issue at Addis Ababa summit, Ould Salek says

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 28, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek has assured Friday that there is no doubt that the AU will reaffirm its position on the Saharawi issue at the Addis Ababa summit.

The Sahrawi Foreign Minister reminds Morocco that the occupation of the Saharawi territory is incompatible with the Charter and the objectives of the African Union it intends to unite.


President of Republic arrives to Addis Ababa for AU Summit


Chahid El Hafed, January 28, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic , Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, arrived to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Friday to participate in the XXVIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.


Sahrawi Diaspora in Belgium protest against “illegal” shipment of marine oil

Gand (Belgium), January 27, 2017 (SPS) -The Sahrawi Diaspora in Belgium organized a protest rally at the port of Gand (northwest of Brussels) where the key Bay ship docked after unloading at the port of Fecamp (France) marine oil imported “illegally” from Western Sahara.

MEP Paloma Lopez denounced “arbitrary detention” of Sahrawi students in Moroccan prisons

Brussels (Belgium), January 27, 2017 (SPS) - Paloma Lopez, a member of the European Parliament, denounced the “arbitrary detention” of Sahrawi students in Moroccan prisons, outraged by their detention conditions, particularly the torture they are subjected to.

Prime Minister receives new UNHCR Office Head

Chahid El Hafed, January 26, 2017 (SPS) - The member of the POLISARIO National Secretariat and Prime Minister, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, received the new Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mohammed Hussein in the presence of the President of the Sahrawi Red Crescent Buhubeini Yahia Buhubeini.

FM heads a Saharawi delegation at 30 UA Executive Council session

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 25, 2017 (SPS) - The 30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, in the presence of a Saharawi delegation headed by Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Uld Salek as a prelude to the 28 Summit of Heads of State and government the African Union scheduled for 30 and 31 January. 

Representative of Frente POLISARIO in France to BBC: We favour political solution with Morocco

London, January 25, 2017 (SPS) - Representative of the Frente POLISARIO in France Bashir Abi Bouchraya said in a statement to the BBC Arabic TV channel "Sahrawi leaders favour political solution in the conflict with Morocco but will not stand idly by if this approach fails since the POLISARIO "is under the pressure of Sahrawi citizens."

Saharawi ambassador in Addis Ababa welcomes African states' position based on AU principles

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), January 25, 2017 (SPS) - The ambassador of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Ethiopia and permanent representative at the African Union, Lamine Baali, welcomes African countries' positions over Western Sahara people's just struggle for their right to self-determination, noting that the African States are "in line with the principles and foundations" of the African Union. 

Sahrawi delegation takes part in 9th African Ministers on Equality Issues Congress

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 25, 2017 (SPS) - A delegation of the SADR led by the Minister of Social Affairs and the Promotion of Women, Ms.  Mahfoudha Mohamed Rahal attended the Ninth Congress of AU Ministers on Issues Gender Equality in preparation for the upcoming summit this year focusing on "making the most of the dividend demographic of Africa by investing in youth".

POLISARIO’s PB praises political prisoners of Gdeim Izik ‘s steadfastness

Chahid El Hafed (Saharawi Refugee Camps), January 25, 2017 (SPS) -.The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO praised the courage and steadfastness of Saharawi political prisoners, calling the UN to provide protection to these defenceless citizens and to create a mechanism to monitor and report human rights in Western Sahara.


New SADR ambassador presents his credentials to the President of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa, January 25, 2017 (SPS) - The new ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mr. Radhi al-Bashir Asgayar has presented his credentials on Tuesday as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sahrawi Republic to the Republic of South Africa to His Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma.

Africa Solidarity for Sahrawi calls UNSG for immediate release of the Sahrawi political prisoners

Pretoria, January 24, 2017 (SPS) - the South African movement Solidarity For Sahrawi has called the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization - (UNSG), Mr. Antonio Guterres  to exercise power for the  immediate release of the Sahrawi political prisoners from Moroccan jails and for helping thousands of Sahrawi citizens in refugee camps to gain their independence in letter sent issued Monday to UNSG.


Morocco’s AU membership request, "major asset" for Sahrawi cause

Algiers, January 24, 2017 (SPS) - President Sahrawi Brahim Gali said Tuesday in Algiers the request made by Morocco to join to the African Union was a “major asset” for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, recalling Western Sahara and the Frente POLISARIO were determined to further entrench their diplomatic assets until the Sahrawi people enjoys the right to self-determination.