May 2017

Saharawi National Human Rights Commission expresses its concern over the Gdeim Izik prisoner’s situation

Bir lehlu (Liberated Territories), May 18, 2017 (SPS) - The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CNSDH) has expressed its concern over humiliating and discriminatory treatment by the Moroccan security services during the long- Illegal trial against the activists of Gdeim Izik.


Bujari Ahmed participates in Seminar on decolonization organized by the UN Special Committee on decolonization

Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), May 17, 2017 (SPS) - The Frente  POLISARIO Representative to the UN, Bujari Ahmed, invited by the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, has took part Tuesday at the Regional Seminar on decolonization, held this year in the Caribbean, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with the purpose of examining the situation in the Territories under colonial or foreign domination.

EU won’t fund Morocco’s renewable energy projects in Western Sahara

Brussels, May 16, 2017 (SPS-The European Commission has ruled out any funding of Morocco’s renewable energy projects in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, and stressed it would fulfil its commitment to informing European companies and citizens of the legal status of this territory whenever support is requested. SPS



WFP forced to reduce food rations for Western Sahara Refugees as Ramadan approaches

Algiers,  May 16, 2017 (SPS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Algeria is appealing for urgent donor support for refugees from Western Sahara as severe lack of funding has forced the agency in May to reduce food rations by almost 20 percent.

Minister of Foreign Affairs makes appointments at diplomatic corps level

Shahid El-Hafedh, May 15, 2017 (SPS) Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek made Sunday appointments at level of the diplomatic corps, in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 8 / 2017.

On the basis of the powers under Presidential Decree No. 14/2012 of 22 September 2012 governing diplomatic work by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in particular Article 02, the Minister of Foreign Affairs decides as follows:

Article (1):

President of Republic makes reshuffles at diplomatic corps level

Shaheed El-Hafed, May 15, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, undertook Sunday some reshuffles at the level of the diplomatic corps, according to a decree of the Presidency of the Republic.

"By Presidential Decree No. 08/2017 and in accordance with the powers conferred upon it by the Constitution of the Republic, in particular Article 58, the President of the Republic enacts as follows:

Western Sahara conflict resolution: Lacroix reiterates UN SG's willingness to reopen negotiations

Algiers, May 15, 2017 (SPS) -The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday reiterated the willingness of the new United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reopen negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco to settle the conflict the occupied Western Sahara.

Western Sahara: ECJ decision, "mandatory" for EU, member states, says Belani

Paris (France), May 15, 2017 (SPS) – The decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which excludes Western Sahara territories from the EU-Morocco trade agreements is "mandatory" for both the European Commission and its member states, said Algeria's ambassador to Brussels, Amar Belani, in reaction to reports that the European Commission had requested the Union’s approval for a new negotiating mandate with a view to "adjusting" certain provisions of the agreements.

Sahrawis in Belgium celebrate 44th anniversary of Polisario Front creation

Antwerp (Belgium), May 15, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi community in Belgium celebrated Sunday, in Antwerp (Belgium), in Northern Belgium, the 44th anniversary of the creation of the Polisario Front, on 10 May 1973, and the triggering of the armed fight for the liberation of Western Sahara, ten days later.

POLISARIO participates in the Congress of the Danish Red-Green Alliance Party

Copenhagen (Denmark) 14 May, 2017 (SPS) - Upon official invitation, the POLISARIO Front representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, has participated in the annual Congress of the Red-Green Alliance Party convened in the capital, Copenhagen from 12 to 14 May 2017.