May 2017

EU welcomes extension of Minurso mandate, reiterates support to UN efforts

Brussels, may 5, 2017 (SPS) -The European Union (EU) hailed Wednesday in Brussels the adoption of a UN Resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso), and reiterated support to the efforts of the Secretary General of the Organization to reach a fair solution that ensures self-determination of the Sahrawi people. 

Security Council resolution, "major victory" to put back political process on rails

Algiers, May 1, 2017 (SPS) -Sahrawi coordinator with the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M'hamed Khedad affirmed Monday that the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution extending the mandate of the Minurso and calling for negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prior conditions, is was a "great victory" for the Sahrawi cause, and put back political process ensuring the right of Sahrawi people to self-determinatio

Adoption by Security Council of resolution confirms Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Algiers, May 1, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers Bouchraya Hamoudi Bayoune affirmed Sunday that the adoption by UN Security Council of a resolution on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and the obligation to begin negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front without prerequisites, confirm the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, adding that this is a response to “all the

AU Commission hails adoption of UN Security Council’s resolution 2351 on Western Sahara

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)May 1, 2017 (SPS) - The president of the African Union Commission (AU) Moussa Faki Mahamat hailed the unanimous adoption, last Friday, by the members of the United Nations Security Council, of the resolution 2351 (2017) on the Western Sahara issue which extended, for a year, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Western Sahara: Resistance in exile

25 April 2017

Deep in the Sahara desert some 165,000 Saharawi refugees cling to the hope that they will one day return to their confiscated homeland. But despite a lifetime in exile, and denial of their basic human rights, resistance is growing.

Moroccan forces intervene violently against Sahrawi protesters in occupied Smara

Smara (Occupied Territories), May 1, 2017 (SPS) - Moroccan forces intervened violently, Saturday evening in the occupied city of Smara, against Sahrawi demonstrators came out in solidarity with human rights activists on unlimited hunger strike Hamadi Naciri and Kabal Jawda.

Serious deterioration in health status of activists Hammadi Naciri, Kabal Jawda

Smara (Occupied Territories), May 1, 2017 (SPS) - Human rights activists Hammadi Naciri and Kabal Jawda live in a very poor health conditions as a result of the complications of the unlimited hunger strike that they have been waging for 14 consecutive days to demand their legitimate rights.

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