July 2017

Sit-in in Bilbao in support of Saharawi political prisoners

Bilbao, July 12, 2017 (SPS) – the Sahrawi Abroad Community in The Basque city of Bilbao has Tuesday organized sit-in in support for Saharawi political prisoners before the Moroccan consulate in that said city.

Ministers Council warns of Moroccan drug spread danger and its consequences in the region

Chahid El  Hafed, July 12, 2017 (SPS) - The Council of Ministers warned on Tuesday about the danger of the spread of the Moroccan drug and its consequence in the region.

Morocco is according to the Council of Ministers, the largest producer and exporter of cannabis in the world and does not hesitate to use it in a dirty war to encourage organized crime gangs and terrorist groups, thus; threaten peace and stability in the region and the world.


Trial of Gdeim Izik group postponed by one week

Rabat, July 12, 2017. (SPS) - The trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group has been postponed Tuesday to July 18 for the sixth consecutive time, media reported.

The sixth and final phase of the trial of the twenty-four Saharawi political prisoners started in the morning at the Criminal Chamber attached to annexe of the Court of Appeal in Sale (Morocco).

Sahrawi students in Agadir renew their solidarity with Sahrawi political prisoners

Agadir (Morocco), July 11, 2017 (SPS) – Sahrawi students at the Moroccan university site "Agadir" organized a march,  largest of its kind in five years. It included more than 140 Sahrawi students who gathered on Sunday evening in the university district, according to a media source from the occupied territories.

President of Republic congratulates his counterpart of South Sudan on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlu, July 10, 2017 (SPS) -  President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on the occasion of the 6th anniversary of South Sudan Independence Day.

Sahrawi government hails AU's commitment to contribute to resolution of Morocco-Polisario Front conflict

Algiers, July 10, 2017 (SPS) - Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Essalek hailed the decision taken by the African Union (AU) to revive African mechanisms aiming to help resolve the conflict between Morocco and the Saharawi Republic, stressing that the recent positions of the organization taken last week during the summit in Addis Ababa were "judicious and logical.

Moroccan court rulings against Sahrawi student are in retaliation of their political positions (President of Republic)

Bir-Lehlu, July 10, 2017 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has affirmed that the unfair rulings issued by the Moroccan court against the Sahrawi students, known as the students group, were in retaliation of their political positions for the rights of the Sahrawi people.

Cuba awards baccalaureate students university study

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 10, 2017 (SPS) - The Republic of Cuba has awarded the opportunity to study at the university to the 2017 baccalaureate students of national school Simon Bolivar in Sahrawi refugee camps.

President of Republic oversees conclusion of training days for heads of municipalities in liberated zones

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 10, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, supervised Sunday the conclusion of the training days for the heads of municipalities in the liberated zones of Western Sahara, which were organized by the Ministry of Reconstruction and Development, July 4-9, under the theme "model municipalities are symbols of national sovereignty".

Swedish delegation on visit to Sahrawi refugee camps

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 9, 2017 (SPS) -  Swedish delegation of World Education started Saturday a visit in Sahrawi refugee camps that will last for 10 days.

The delegation will visit the wilayas and institutions of the Sahrawi Republic and meet with members of National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and SADR government, in order to find out about the situation of the Sahrawi refugees to raise awareness about their plight.

Moroccan forces intervenes violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied Boujdour

Boujdour (Occupied Territories), July 8, 2017 (SPS) -  The Moroccan forces intervened violently to disperse peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators, who took to the streets in the occupied city of Boujdour, to express their solidarity with Sahrawi students detainees and condemn their mock trial and the harsh sentences issued against them.

The violent intervention of the Moroccan forces resulted in many injuries among the peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators. 

Sahrawi government denounces bill adopted by Morocco on delimitation of territorial water between SADR, Canary Islands

Bir Lahlou, July 8, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi government and the Polisario Front denounced a Moroccan bill on delimitation of territorial waters between occupied Western Sahara and Canary Islands (Spain), and considered the bill "null and void," said Friday a statement of the Saharawi Ministry of Information.

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

Madrid, July 8, 2017 (SPS) - The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

SADR and POLISARIO condemn the inclusion of Western Sahara territorial waters by Morocco

Bir Lehlu, July 06, 2017 (SPS) - the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Frente POLISARIO has strongly condemned in a statement the decision of the Moroccan government to decide to include Saharawi territorial waters in its territory.

UESARIO SG highlights Youth and Students Summer Program main themes

Chahid El Hafed, July  05, 2017. (SPS) - The Secretary General of the Union of Students of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (UESARIO), Mulay Mhamed Brahim, revealed today the great lines that will include the Summer Program 2017 for Youth and Students.

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 05 July 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek dubbed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, “victorious” the firm commitment of the Africa Union’s heads of State and government, who met at the 29th AU Summit, in favour of the Sahrawi cause.

President of Republic congratulates his Algerian counterpart on the 55th anniversary of independence and the day of youth

Bir Lehlu,  July 05, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republicو Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, congratulated his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday on occasion of the 55th anniversary of the independence of Algeria and Day of youth.

UJSARIO signs a cooperation agreement bwith Spanish Youth Council of Asturias

Asturias (Spain) 03 July 2017 (SPS) - A cooperation agreement was signed yestarday in the Spanish city of Oviedo between the Union of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro and the Asturias Youth Council in various fields exchange, training, awareness raising,  political action, international relations and gender work

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) 04 July 2017. (SPS) -The African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government has adopted today the decisions of the African Peace and Security Council on the situation of peace and security in Africa,  welcoming the international efforts aimed at speeding up a solution to the Sahrawi issue.

Moroccan occupation authorities prevent two Spanish observers from visiting occupied Aaiun

Occupied Aaiun ,04 July 2017 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation authorities on Monday prevented two Spanish observers from visiting the occupied city of Aaiun (Laura Moreno Torricrosa and Andrea Síez de Eigliath), who were in the process of organizing several meetings with the Sahrawi legal, political and media activists and the assessment of  human rights situation in the territory.

President of Republic begins an inspection tour to wilayas

Wilaya de Auserd, July 04, 2017 (SPS) – The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali has begun a tour to the wilayas beginning on Monday by Auserd.

The President and the delegation accompanying him had the opportunity to assess the functioning of the basic political organizations and how to improve their performance.

Prime Minister holds several bilateral meetings with African leaders

Addis Ababa, July 04, 2017 (SPS) – Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar, has held several bilateral meetings at the African Summit convened in Addis Ababa with African Heads of State and Government under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth,” .

AU concerned about current deadlock regarding occupied Western Sahara conflict

Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia), July 3, 2017 (SPS) - The chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat expressed Monday, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), his concern with the current deadlock regarding the conflict in Western Sahara, which has been occupied by Morocco since 1975.

Commencement of 29th Summit of AU Heads of State and Government

Addis Ababa, July 3, 2017 (SPS) - The works of the 29th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union opened on Monday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, with the participation of Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb-Omar as the representative of the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Ibrahim Ghali, at the summit.

President of Republic congratulates US President on Independence Day

Bir-Lehlu, July 3, 2017 (SPS) -  President of the Republic Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the United States Donald J. Trump, on the occasion of Independence Day on July 4.

“I write on behalf of the people of the Western Sahara to wish you, your family, and the American people our heartfelt congratulations and warmest wishes upon the Fourth of July,” said the President of the Republic.