April 2017

CEAS-Sahara denounces Moroccan wall in Western Sahara, mines danger

Madrid, April 05, 2017 (SPS) - The Spanish Coordination of Friendly Associations with the Sahrawi People (CEAS-Sahara) on Tuesday denounced the existence of the Moroccan military wall in Western Sahara, on the occasion of the International Mine Awareness Day.

The mines buried all along the wall constitute "a continuous and permanent crime" against the Saharawi population, it said.

Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO received at British Foreign Office

London (UK), April 05, 2017 (SPS) - Mhamed  Kheddad, the Sahrawi coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and member of the national secretariat of Polisario Front has been received on Tuesday at the British Foreign Office.

President of Republic draws attention of UN SG to gravity of crime committed by Morocco against prisoners of Gdeim Izik

Bir Lahlou, April 4, 2017 (SPS) President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario front, Brahim Ghali, has drawn attention of  the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to the gravity of the crime committed by the Moroccan state against the Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik whose trial was postponed again until 8 May.

SADR participates as an international observer in Ecuadorian presidential elections

Quito (Ecuador), 3 April 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic participated along with other countries and international organizations in the international observation of the presidential and legislative elections in Ecuador.

Chargé d'affaires of the SADR Embassy in Ecuador, Mr. Hfdala Chadad, attended as an international observer in these presidential elections held on Sunday.

The last colony in Africa: Western Sahara (Interview with Malainin Lakhal)

African Democratic Institute (ADI) 03/03/2017

Malainin Lakhal is a 45 years old Saharawi translator, human rights defender and freelance journalist. He is a member of Saharawi Natural Resource Watch. Interview

ADI: Tell us what life was like growing up in Western Sahara?

Confederation of Italian Regions and Municipalities in Solidarity with Saharawi People holds its annual session

Tuscany (Italy) 02 April 2017 (SPS) - The Confederation of Italian Regions and Municipalities in Solidarity with the Saharawi People held its regular session in the Tuscany region under the chairmanship of the President of the Regional Council, Eugenio Gianni.

The participants, parliamentarians, mayors and politicians, reaffirmed their firm positions and support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence.

Occupied El-Aaiun undergoes severe security siege

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories) 2 April 2017 (SPS) -  The Moroccan forces surrounded Saturday El-Aaiun, the capital of the occupied Western Sahara, by moving in massive military equipment from different regions, stationed in the outskirts and center of the city, said the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Community Abroad.  

Spain: Fuerteventura Communal Council supports right of Saharawi people to self-determination

Madrid, 1 April 2017 (SPS) - The Communal Council of Fuerteventura (Province of Las Palmas) has reiterated in a motion its support for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination through a free and democratic referendum as recognized by international law and multiple resolutions of United Nations.