October 2017

AU-EU Summit: AU Executive Council reaffirms right of all Members States to participate in AU meetings

Addis Ababa(Ethiopia), Oct 17, 2017 (SPS) -  The African Union Executive Council reaffirmed, Monday during an extraordinary session, the right of all AU member states to participate in the 5th AU-European Union Summit, due to be held in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on 29 and 30 November 2017.

Sahrawi foreign minister urges Morocco to comply with AU laws

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Oct 17, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek urged in Addis Ababa, Morocco to comply with the African Union’s Constitutive Act, signed and ratified by Rabat, recalling that this fundamental document gives the right to “equal” participation of all the AU Member States in all conferences and meetings organized by the Pan-African Organization.

19th World Youth Festival: several activities and meetings of the Saharawi delegation

Sochi (Russia), Oct 17, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi delegation participating in the 19th World Youth and Student Festival held bilateral activities and meetings with a number of political parties during a workshop on solidarity with peoples suffering from blockade and colonialism.

AU Special Session of Foreign Ministers of Countries begins to address the AU-EU Summit

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Oct 17. 2017 (SPS) - The Special Session of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of AU Countries began Monday at the headquarters of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. To concretize the position of the countries that will represent the continental organization, at the next EU-AU Summit.

Western Sahara decolonization to be debated in Paris

Paris, Oct 17, 2017 (SPS) - Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings in Paris and its suburbs, as of Friday.  Discussions will focus on Europe’s role in this conflict, especially that of France, Morocco's only support, which occupies this non self –governing territory since 1975.

Morocco must take urgent action to stop the suffering of Saharawi prisoners and their families

The Moroccan authorities have spent decades imprisoning Saharawis who support self-determination in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. They then send detainees to prisons in Morocco, thus depriving them of their basic rights such as family visits, medical attention and opportunities to study.

Extraordinary Session of AU Executive Council launches in presence of Sahrawi Republic

Addis Ababa, 16 Oct 2017 (SPS) The Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) on the  African Union-European Union Summit to be held in Abidjan on November 29-30, was launched Monday in Addis Ababa, in the presence of a delegation of the Saharawi Republic led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed-Salem Ould-Salek.

Polisario Front welcomes Hurst Koehler's visit, reiterates willingness to cooperate with him

Shaheed El-Hafed, Oct 16, 2017 (SPS) - The Polisario Front has welcomed the forthcoming visit of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, and reiterated the willingness to cooperate constructively for the completion of the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, through enabling the Sahrawi people to its inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

Youth and Students XIX World Festival kicks off with conference under name of Martyr President Mohamed Abdelaziz

Sochi (Russia), Oct. 15, 2017 (SPS) The XIX World Youth and Students Festival kicked off on Saturday with conferences bearing the names of the leaders to whom this world event is dedicated, including that of Martyr President Mohamed Abdelaziz, symbol of the struggle against colonialism.

Sahrawi political prisoner transferred to hospital due to neglect of prison authorities

Gulemim (South of Morocco), October 15, 2017 (SPS) - The administration of the local prison of Bozkarn, Morocco, on Friday transferred human rights defender and Saharawi political prisoner Yahia Mohamed Hafed to the regional hospital of Gulemim (about 40 kilometers south of Bozkarn) due to deteriorated of his health after several months of disregard.