October 2017

42th Anniversary of the Moroccan Military Invasion to Western Sahara

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 31, 2017 (SPS) - On October 31, it coincides with the 42nd Anniversary of the Moroccan Military Invasion of Western Sahara, which took place in 1975, the date of the beginning of the repression and the tragedy of the Saharawi people at the hands of the Kingdom of Morocco.


Establishment of a Solidarity Committee with the Saharawi people in Brazil

Brasilia, Oct 31, 2017 (SPS) - The Committee for the Independence of Western Sahara has been established in the State of Bahia, as announced today by the Frente POLISARIO representative in Brazil.

The event was preceded by a series of lectures at Universities and meetings of the Frente POLISARIO representative in Brazil Emboirik Ahmed with Social Movements and Trade Unions.

UNMS SG takes part in a workshop on ECOSOCC

Victoria (Seychelles),  Oct 31,  2017 (SPS) – the Secretary General of the National Union for Sahrawi Women, Fatma Al-Mahdi, as Vice-President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC), has participated in a workshop to study ways of revitalizing  the Council, In order to be in the level of response required in the framework of the development battle of the continent and the level of aspirations of the peoples.

Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group initiate warning hunger strike

Kuneitra (Morocco), Oct 30, 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group at the central prison of Kuneitra, Morocco, announced that they will initiate a 48-hour hunger strike starting from Wednesday.

CEAS-SAHARA calls for demonstration in support of Saharawi people

Madrid, October 30, 2017 (SPS) - The Coordination of Solidarity Associations with the Sahara (CEAS-Sahara) called on Sunday for a demonstration in support of the Saharawi people, in Spanish capital Madrid on November 11.

WSRW sheds light on ill exploration of oil near Dakhla

London, Oct 29, 2017 (SPS) -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) on Saturday released a report in which it shed light on illegal exploration of oil for the second time by the US Company Kosmos Energy near Dakhla (Western Sahara).

Over the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy, WSRW said.

AU-EU Summit of Abidjan: Confirmed participation of SADR

Shaheed Al-Hafed, Oct 29, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD) will be present at the AU-EU Summit scheduled for the end of November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and thus, after having received a invitation from the bureau of the President of the African Union just like the other member countries said Saturday, the Sahrawi minister of Information.

Sahrawi political prisoner Abdelmoula El-Hafizi initiates unlimited hunger strike

Oudaya local prison (Morocco), Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) – Sahrawi Political prisoner, human rights activist and journalist Abdelmoula El-Hafizi initiated Thursday an limited hunger strike in his cell at Oudaya prison, Marrakech, where he and the rest of the Sahrawi student group are jailed.

MEPs denounce Morocco denying them access to Al-Ayun

Brussels, Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) - The euro-deputies have denounced on Friday the Moroccan occupying authorities to deny them access to the city of Al-Ayun, in Western Sahara.

They were going to visit the occupied territories to inquire about the situation of human rights.

SADR receives memorandum from AU Commission confirming invitation of all Member States to AU-EU Partnership Summit

Shaheed El-Hafed, Oct 28, 2017 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) on Friday received a memorandum from the African Union Commission confirming the participation of all African states, without exception, in the 5th African Union-European Union Partnership Summit to be held Abidjan on November 29-30, Côte d'Ivoire, in accordance with the decision of the Executive Board (Council of Foreign Ministers) during its special meeting in Addis Ababa on October 16, indic