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.

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