ACAT awards 2017 human rights prize to Naama Asfari

Paris, Jan 27, 2017 (SPS) - The Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) awarded Saturday, in Paris, its 2017 human rights prize to Naama Asfari, a Sahrawi activist imprisoned in Morocco since November 2010.

The prize was given to his wife Claude Mangin who read movingly a letter from Naama, in a ceremony to which participated more than one hundred people.

Meeting with Kohler, frank and positive, says Kheddad

Berlin, Jan 27, 2017 (SPS) - The meeting between the Sahrawi President and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, and the United Nations Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, was "frank" and "positive," said Friday in Berlin M'hamed Kheddad, member of the Polisario Front Secretariat General and Sahrawi Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Council of Ministers holds meeting in preparation for next festivities

Shaheed El-Hafedh, January 27, 2018 (SPS) - The Saharawi government met on Saturday at the headquarters of the Prime Ministry, under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Abdel-kader Taleb-Omar.

President of Republic arrives in Addis Ababa to take part in XXX AU Summit of Heads of State and Government

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Jan 27, 2018 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Brahim Ghali, arrived Saturday morning in Addis Ababa to take part in the XXX Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, which will be held Sunday and Monday under the theme “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation.”

Moroccan forces intervene violently against funeral tent of deceased Deida Ould Yazid

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), January 26, 2018 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces intervened Thursday violently against the funeral tent of deceased father Deida Ould Yazid in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, reported SPS correspondent on the scene.

Swiss multinational Glencore ends its illegal oil exploration in occupied Western Sahara

London, Jan 26, 2018 (SPS) - The Swiss multinational Glencore has ended all its illegal oil exploration activities in the territorial waters of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco, said the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) in a statement.

Glencore, one of the world's largest companies present in the occupied territory since 2013, has left the Boujdour Offshore Shallow oil exploration block, said the source.

Call to “immediately” include human rights monitoring in MINURSO mandate

London, Jan 26, 2017 (SPS) - In its annual report of 2018, published on Wednesday, Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) called to “immediately” extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in this occupied territory.

President Brahim Gali is received by UNSG Personal Envoy

Berlin (Germany), Jan 25, 2018 (SPS) -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, was received today by Mr. Horst Koehler, Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, in Mr. Koehler's office in Berlin.

Occupied Territories and Abroad Communities Ministry expresses its condolences to Sahrawi people following the death of the fighter Dida Ould Yazid

Chahid El Hafed, Jan 25, 2018 (SPS) - The Ministry of the occupied territories and Abroad Communities learnt with deep sorrow the news of the death of the fighter Dida Ould Yazid, after suffering a health problem at his home in the occupied Aaiun on the morning of January 25, 2018.

Saharawi delegation visits Saharawi students in Cuban universities

Havana, Jan 25, 2018 (SPS) - A delegation from the Saharawi embassy in Cuba, composed of the Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the SADR in Cuba, Mohamed Ali Ali Salem and the Cultural Attaché, Abdel Mayid Ahmed Nayi, has visited, during the last two days, the Sahrawi students in the universities in the provinces of Cienfuegos and Villa Clara.


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