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TO DRAIN THE FOREIGN POLICY SWAMP, TRUMP SHOULD START IN THE SAHARA DESERT

12:51 PM 08/14/2018

Suzanne Scholte | President, Defense Forum Foundation; Seoul Peace Prize Laureate

A tremendous opportunity exists for President Donald Trump to resolve a long-simmering foreign policy conflict over Africa’s only remaining colony, Western Sahara, as it is a stark illustration of exactly the themes on which he campaigned.

Key player quits dirty Western Sahara phosphate game

One of the most important companies in the controversial phosphate business in Western Sahara is ending its involvement. Innophos Holding's exit might lead to the US totally terminating its decade-long imports from the occupied territory.

Published: 23.07 - 2018

The Visit of the UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara, Mr. Horst Khöler: The creation of a siege, a wave of arrests, police violence, demonstrations and a media blockade

The UN Special Envoy Horst Khöler has recently visited the region of Western Sahara in order to gain a deeper understanding of the conflict. The Special envoy, after having visited the Saharawi Refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, arrived in the capital of Western Sahara, Layoune, on 28 June 2018. He toured the region until Sunday, 1 July 2018.

President Buhari’s Visit to Morocco: the Concerns, By Nig. Mov. for Liberation of Western Sahara

Premium Times June 14, 2018
…recent developments have begun to give the distinct evidence that Nigeria is losing its political integrity and credibility on the issue of Western Sahara. The Nigerian government should be prevailed upon to reverse the on-going betrayal of African independence.
The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) has received the report of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s recent visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Time plight of Saharawis was brought to the fore

ANALYSIS / 10 JUNE 2018, 09:35AM / SHANNON EBRAHIM
Shannon Ebrahim
As South Africans we can’t cherry pick our issues. If we care about the freedom and self-determination of the Palestinians, we cannot care any less about the people of Western Sahara.

Remarks to the media by President Cyril Ramaphosa following talks with President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria

5 June 2018

Your Excellency, President Brahim Ghali,

Honourable Ministers,

Ambassadors,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Members of the Media,

Good day to you all.

Allow me, Your Excellency, to once again welcome you to South Africa.

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria

5 June 2018

Your Excellency and Dear Brother, President Brahim Ghali,

Honourable Ministers,

Your Excellency, Mr Bachir Sgair, Ambassador of SADR to South Africa,

Your Excellency, Mr D Dlomo, South African Ambassador to SADR,

Senior officials from our respective Governments,

Members of the Media,

Good morning,

Ramaphosa condemns humanitarian crisis in Western Sahara

BY DENIS BEDOYA ON JUNE 7, 2018

Johannesburg – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said the protracted humanitarian crisis in Western Sahara’s refugee camps was a direct consequence of the delay in finding a lasting solution to the conflict in the North Africa region.

Ramaphosa’s comments follow his bilateral meeting with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali in Pretoria. Ghali is in the country on a working visit.

President Ramaphosa to receive President Ghali of Sahawari Arab Democratic Republic (South African Government)

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 05 June 2018, host the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, in Pretoria, during his working visit to South Africa.

The visit by President Ghali will provide an excellent opportunity for the two Heads of State to appraise each other on the latest developments in the Western Sahara and the Maghreb region, in the Northwest Africa.

Masisi, Ghali discussions fruitful

Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic president, Mr Brahim Ghali departed on June 2 morning ending his three day official visit to Botswana.

Mr Ghali made a quick stopover at the Boteti Mining sorting facility in Gaborone where he was taken through the sorting and sales processes before jetting off to South Africa on a working visit.

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