May 2017

President of Republic condemns aggressive behavior of Morocco in Sahrawi liberated territories

Bir Lahlu (Liberated Territories), May 14, 2017 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretrary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali. "strongly condemned" the new aggressive behavior through the presence of the Moroccan forces at 50 kilometers outside the buffer zone, in the territorial waters of Western Sahara between Guerguerat and Lagouira, southwestern Western Sahara, in violation of the 1991 ceasefire agreement no.

What New Zealand owes the Western Sahara

Michael Dobson, Contributor Former climate advisor, Independent Diplomat

05/10/2017

Spain: Trial of Gdeim Izik’s prisoners in Rabat “shameful”

Madrid, May 11, 2017 (SPS) - The Coordination of Spanish Associations of solidarity with Western Sahara (Ceas-Sahara) dubbed “shameful” the new trial of 24 Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group which resumed Monday in Rabat after several postponements, underlining that Morocco “shows once  again that its only raison d’être is strength and repressive policy.” SPS

 

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Western Sahara remains a "Non-Self-Governing Territories"

Brussels, May 10, 2017 (SPS) – Western Sahara status remains that of a "non-self-governing territories," said EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, reiterating the EU support to the efforts of the UN Secretary-General in order to reach a solution that will allow "the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara."

 

Fourth ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament begins in Midrand

Midrand (South Africa), 09 May 2017 (SPS) - The fourth ordinary session of the Pan-African Parliament began in South Africa on Monday to analyze and address the issues of greatest concern to the peoples of the continent.

The session, attended by 54 states of the continent, had as guests of honor the presidents of Malawi, S.E. Prof. Arthur P. Mutharika, and Burkina Faso, S.E. Roch Mark Christian Kabore.

POLISARIO Front takes part at Norwegian Trade Unions Confederation 34th Congress

Oslo, Norway, 09 May 2017 (SPS) - the representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Norway, Dr. Limam Khalil, has attended the 34th Congress of the Norwegian Trade Union Confederation (NFTU), which started on Monday in Oslo.

 

Morocco needs Department of State's approval to use financial aid in Western Sahara

Washington, May 09, 2017 (SPS) -The US financial aid to Morocco, provided by the 2017 federal budget, cannot be used in Western Sahara without the approval from  the Department of State, according to the budget law on 4 May adopted by the Congress and promulgated by President Donald Trump. SPS

 

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President of Republic receives Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), 8 May 2017 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Monday afternoon Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, at end of his visit to Saharawi Republic.

After the meeting, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister reiterated his country's position in support of the Sahrawi people's struggle and their right to self-determination and independence.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik appear before Salé court

Rabat (Morocco) 8 May 2017 (SPS) - The first session of the trial of Sahrawi political prisoners, Gdeim Izik, opened Monday, at the Moroccan Court of appeal in Salé, within the framework of the fourth round of their trial.

Since the early hours of Monday morning, the Moroccan authorities have brought dozens of thugs who have intimidated the families of the prisoners and their supporters in an attempt to disrupt their peaceful and civilized demands.

Prime Minister receives Cuban Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), 8 May 2017 (SPS) – Prime Minister, Abdelkader Talab Omar, received Monday Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is on a working visit in the Sahrawi Republic.

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