March 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis is called to exhort King of Morocco to respect will of Sahrawi people

Shaheed Alhafed (Refugee Camps), March 31, 2019 (SPS) – The organisations of Sahrawi civil society has addressed a letter to His Holiness Pope Francis, calling on him to exhort the King of Morocco to abide by the international legality and law and respect the will and rights of the people of Western Sahara.

Below is the full text of the letter addressed to His Holiness Pope Francis by the organisations of Sahrawi Civil society:

Sahrawi News Agency celebrates its 20th anniversary

Shaheed Alhafed, March 29, 2019 (SPS) - The Ministry of Information on Friday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Sahrawi News Agency, Sahara Press Service (SPS), on March 29, in the presence of members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, government, journalists of the Ministry of Information, and relevant bodies.

Sahrawi political prisoner Embarak Daoudi released after years of unjust imprisonment

El Aaiun (Occupied Territories), March 28, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoner Embarak Daoudi was freed on Thursday following expiration of unjust sentence issued against him five years ago by the Moroccan occupation authorities.

SADC and international community express unwavering solidarity with Western Sahara

REPORT from Southern African Development Community Published on 26 Mar 2019

26th March, 2019, Pretoria, South Africa: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 25-26 March, 2019 convened a Solidarity Conference with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic/Western Sahara where participants expressed their unwavering commitment to stand in solidarity with the people of Western Sahara to attain their right to freedom and self-determination.

Pretoria Conference: Lamamra welcomes SADC States' support to Saharawi cause

Pretoria (South Africa), March 26, 2019 (SPS) – Algerian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra welcomed Tuesday, in Pretoria, the commitment by the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in favour of Western Sahara cause, stressing that the conference of solidarity with the Saharawi people is a timely and relative initiative.

SADC Summit: President of Republic received by his South African counterpart

Pretoria, March 26, 2019 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Tuesday morning by President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, as part of the reception of Heads of State participating in SADC Summit of Solidarity with the Sahrawi Republic.

Ramaphosa to address SADC solidarity conference in Pretoria

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver his welcome address at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) solidarity conference with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic or Western Sahara, which will be held in Pretoria on Tuesday.

According to the presidency, the conference follows a decision taken at the 37th Summit of the SADC heads of state and government, held in Pretoria in 2017 to convene the Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara.

SADC Solidarity Conference confirms support for Western Sahara

Opinion / 25 March 2019, 09:00am / LUWELLYN LANDERS

On Monday and Tuesday the Southern African Development Community will convene a Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in Tshwane.

The conference will confirm the region’s support for the decolonisation of the occupied territory and for the holding of a referendum on self-determination for the Saharawi people.