October 2017

42th Anniversary of the Moroccan Military Invasion to Western Sahara

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 31, 2017 (SPS) - On October 31, it coincides with the 42nd Anniversary of the Moroccan Military Invasion of Western Sahara, which took place in 1975, the date of the beginning of the repression and the tragedy of the Saharawi people at the hands of the Kingdom of Morocco.


Establishment of a Solidarity Committee with the Saharawi people in Brazil

Brasilia, Oct 31, 2017 (SPS) - The Committee for the Independence of Western Sahara has been established in the State of Bahia, as announced today by the Frente POLISARIO representative in Brazil.

The event was preceded by a series of lectures at Universities and meetings of the Frente POLISARIO representative in Brazil Emboirik Ahmed with Social Movements and Trade Unions.

UNMS SG takes part in a workshop on ECOSOCC

Victoria (Seychelles),  Oct 31,  2017 (SPS) – the Secretary General of the National Union for Sahrawi Women, Fatma Al-Mahdi, as Vice-President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC), has participated in a workshop to study ways of revitalizing  the Council, In order to be in the level of response required in the framework of the development battle of the continent and the level of aspirations of the peoples.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group initiate warning hunger strike

Kuneitra (Morocco), Oct 30, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group at the central prison of Kuneitra, Morocco, announced that they will initiate a 48-hour hunger strike starting from Wednesday.

CEAS-SAHARA calls for demonstration in support of Saharawi people

Madrid, October 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Coordination of Solidarity Associations with the Sahara (CEAS-Sahara) called on Sunday for a demonstration in support of the Saharawi people, in Spanish capital Madrid on November 11.

WSRW sheds light on ill exploration of oil near Dakhla

London, Oct 29, 2017 (SPS) -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) on Saturday released a report in which it shed light on illegal exploration of oil for the second time by the US Company Kosmos Energy near Dakhla (Western Sahara).

Over the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy, WSRW said.

AU-EU Summit of Abidjan: Confirmed participation of SADR

Shaheed Al-Hafed, Oct 29, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD) will be present at the AU-EU Summit scheduled for the end of November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and thus, after having received a invitation from the bureau of the President of the African Union just like the other member countries said Saturday, the Sahrawi minister of Information.

Sahrawi political prisoner Abdelmoula El-Hafizi initiates unlimited hunger strike

Oudaya local prison (Morocco), Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) – Sahrawi Political prisoner, human rights activist and journalist Abdelmoula El-Hafizi initiated Thursday an limited hunger strike in his cell at Oudaya prison, Marrakech, where he and the rest of the Sahrawi student group are jailed.

MEPs denounce Morocco denying them access to Al-Ayun

Brussels, Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) - The euro-deputies have denounced on Friday the Moroccan occupying authorities to deny them access to the city of Al-Ayun, in Western Sahara.

They were going to visit the occupied territories to inquire about the situation of human rights.

SADR receives memorandum from AU Commission confirming invitation of all Member States to AU-EU Partnership Summit

Shaheed El-Hafed, Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) on Friday received a memorandum from the African Union Commission confirming the participation of all African states, without exception, in the 5th African Union-European Union Partnership Summit to be held Abidjan on November 29-30, Côte d'Ivoire, in accordance with the decision of the Executive Board (Council of Foreign Ministers) during its special meeting in Addis Ababa on October 16, indic

POLISARIO condemns arbitrary expulsion of a Euro-parliamentary delegation from Western Sahara

Brussels,  Oct 27, 2017 (SPS) - A delegation of European parliamentarians was prevented Friday at Laayoune airport from getting off the plane by the Moroccan authorities of occupation, as it was preparing to head for the occupied territories of Western Sahara to enquire about the situation of human rights, said Sahrawi Minister Delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati.


European Aviation Agreement: Frente POLISARIO determined to defend Sahrawi people's rights

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), Oct 27, 2017 (SPS) -  The representative of the people of Western Sahara, Frente POLISARIO said to be "determined" to defend the sovereign rights of Sahrawi people, following the adoption by the European Parliament of an Agreement on Civil Aviation, under negotiation between the European Union (EU) and Morocco covering the territory of Western Sahara.

Morocco expels a Euro-parliamentary delegation from Western Sahara

Brussels, Oct 27, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan occupation authorities have expelled a parliamentary delegation from the Europarlamentary Group for Western Sahara on Friday in visit to observe the situation of human rights in the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara.


EU parliamentarian delegation travels to Occupied Territories of Western Sahara

Brussels, Belgium, Oct 27 2017 (SPS)-  A delegation of European parliamentarians of the Western Sahara Intergroup in the European Parliament traveled on Friday to the Occupied Zones of Western Sahara.

The delegation of five parliamentarians seeks to examine the human rights situation in the occupied part of Western Sahara and to meet with human rights organizations and representatives of Saharawi civil society in the territory.

Uruguay Catholic University hosts a conference and photographic exhibition on SADR

Montevideo (Uruguay), Oct 27, 2017 (SPS) - The Catholic University of Uruguay organized a conference on the evolution of the Saharawi-Moroccan conflict on Wednesday, as well as a photographic exhibition on the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Gdeim Izik Sahrawi political prisoners in Kenitra jail begin hunger strike of 48 hours

Kenitra (Morocco), Oct 27, 2017 (SPS) - Members of the group of Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik imprisoned in the Moroccan prison of Kenitra on Wednesday began a hunger strike of 48 hours in protest of the terrible conditions in which they are suffering.

Sahrawis reiterate willingness to cooperate for Western Sahara’s decolonization

Chahid El Hafed,  Oct 26, 2017 (SPS) - - The Sahrawi Council of Ministers reiterated the Sahrawi side’s willingness to cooperated with the United Nations to complete the decolonization process of Western Sahara and condemned “Morocco’s stubbornness” which flouts the resolutions of the international legality, warning against the possible effects of the deadlock in the Sahrawi issue.


UN news centre must be in harmony with principles of objectivity, ethics, says Algeria’s deputy representative

New York (UN), Oct 26, 2017 (SPS) - Algeria’s Deputy Representative to the United Nations Mohammed Bessedik said that the UN news centre must be in harmony with the principles of objectivity, ethics and equality that govern the work of the UN organization.

He stressed the need to faithfully report the debates in its press releases.

The Council of Ministers meets to address national cause

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 26, 2017 (SPS) - The Council of Ministers met Wednesday, under the chairmanship of the Secretary General of Frente POLISARIO, President of the Republic, Brahim Gali, to evaluate the 2017 Government Program, as well as the last developments of the national cause.

Polisario’s representative in Sweden is received by Swedish Left Party leader

Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 25, 2017 (SPS) - leader of the Swedish Left Party, Mr. Jonas Khostad has received the Frente POLISARIO representative in Sweden, Dr. Limam Khalil, to whom he has expressed his party principled and firm stance to in supporting the Saharawi people just struggle for self-determination and independence.

Sahrawi President chairs a meeting of Council of Ministers

Chahid El Hafed,  Oct 25, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has today held a meeting of the Council of Ministers, at the Presidency of the Republic.

Saharawi Coordinator with MINURSO meets with ICRC President

Geneva, Oct 25, 2017 (SPS) - the Frente POLISARIO’s coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mr. KHADDAD met Tuesday with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mr. MAURER, in Geneva.


EU-Morocco: Sidati denounces European Parliament’s adoption of air agreement covering Western Sahara

Brussels (Belgium) , Oct 25, 2017 (SPS) -  The Sahrawi minister delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati denounced Tuesday, the adoption by the European Parliament, which met in a plenary session in Strasbourg, of the European Union-Morocco air agreement  covering Western Sahara, adding that this new approach of the European Union “strengthens the illegal occupation” of Western Sahara by Morocco.


Sahrawi refugees: UN coordinator in Algeria calls for more aid

Algiers, Oct 25, 2017 (SPS) - United Nations Resident Coordinator in Algeria Eric Overvest on Tuesday has called on the international community to increase its aid for Sahrawi refugees.

POLISARIO: Proposed EU-Morocco Aviation deal violates EU Law

Brussels, Oct 24 2017] - The European Parliament will today vote on the EU-Morocco Euro-Mediterranean aviation deal, The proposed deal includes the territory of the Western Sahara  in violation of EU law. Commenting ahead of the vote, POLISARIO EU Representative Mohammed Sidati, said: