July 2018

Algerian Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry visits Sahrawi minors on holidays in Bejaia

Bejaia (Algeria), July 30, 2018 (SPS) - Algerian Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry Abdelkader Benmessaoud on Sunday paid a visit to Sahrawi children who are spending their summer holidays in Bejaia, Algeria.

Councilor for European and International Relations and Cooperation of Emilia Romagna Region receives group of Sahrawi minors

Bologna (Italy), July 29, 2018 (SPS) - Councilor for European and International Relations and Cooperation, of the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna, Mr. Marco Lombardo, on Friday received a group of Sahrawi children in the city of Bologna in the framework of the holidays in peace program.

President of Provincial Council of Valencia receives group of Sahrawi peace messengers

Valencia, July 29, 2018 (SPS) - President of Provincial Council of Valencia, Toni Gaspar, on Friday received a group of Saharawi children who are spending their summer holidays in the municipalities of the province of Valencia as part of the holidays in peace program.

UK reiterates respect for CJEU decisions on EU-Morocco trade agreements

London, July 28, 2018 (SPS) - The United Kingdom has reiterated its position of respecting the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the EU-Morocco trade agreements, which excludes Western Sahara and its adjacent waters from the agreement.

EU-Morocco fishing deal: CJEU’s decision confirms force leads nowhere

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), July 28, 2018 (SPS) - Polisario Front’s Head of external relations M'hamed Khaddad said Thursday that "the latest decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has sent a very clear message about the strength of international law and confirmed that force will lead nowhere,” warning against the extension of the EU-Morocco fishing deal to the Sahrawi territories which will be appealed before the courts of the EU.

Italian Murlo city Mayor organizes a concert in honor of Sahrawi children

Murlo (Toscana) (Italy), July 25, 2018 (SPS) - The Mayor of the Italian city of Murlo in the region of Tuscany on Monday organized,  a concert in honor of the Sahrawi children who are in this city in the framework of the Vacations in Peace Program, small Saharawi peace ambassadors with the presence of Italian children from this city.

Andalusian Parliament welcomes Saharawi children

Seville, July 23, 2018 (SPS) - The Hospital of the Five Llagasin Seville, the seat of the Andalusian Parliament, was the place chosen by the Vice President, Mrs. Teresa Jiménez, to receive a representatives of the Sahrawi children participating on Monday. in the Vacations of Peace Program 2018, according to a press release from the Andalusian Federation of Associations in Charity with the Sahara (FANDAS).

Sahrawi association hails US firm decision to suspend phosphate imports

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), July 23, 2018 (SPS) – The Association for Resource Monitoring and the Protection of the Environment in Western Sahara (AMRPENWS) welcomed the decision of the US firm -Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS) to suspend its phosphate import operations from Western Sahara, dubbing it a new victory for the Sahrawi question.

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

Illegal exploitation of Sahrawi resources: Polisario Front deeply concerned by EU attitude

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), July 22, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front expressed its “deep concern” over the attitude of some countries of the European Union (EU) which are still receiving products from the occupied Sahrawi territories in flagrant violation of the humanitarian international law, said M’hamed Kheddad, head of the external relations of the Polisario Front’s national secretariat.

European Commission only encourages Moroccan occupation, says Sidati

Brussels (Belgium), July 22, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi delegate minister for Europe, Mohamed Sidati, said Sunday that the European Commission which agreed with Morocco about a text on the Fisheries Agreement including Western Sahara waters "only encourages the Moroccan occupation of the Sahrawi territories."

Such attitude puts the European Union credibility in doubt.

Sahrawi political prisoners carry on their unlimited hunger strike in Moroccan Tiznit prison

Tiznit (Morocco), July 21, 2018 (SPS) - Sahrawi political prisoners Omar Al-Agena and Mustapha Burkaa, members of Sahrawi student group Comrades of El-Wali, have entered day 11 of their unlimited hunger strike, with the Tiznit prison administration unwilling to open a serious dialogue to meet their just demands under the minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners and the Moroccan Prison Administration law No. 98_23.

Polisario Front calls on Germany to prevent unloading fish shipment from occupied Western Sahara

Bir Lehlu, July 21, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front has expressed its deep concern over the imminent receipt in Germany of a shipment of fish products from the occupied Western Sahara, considering that this is an abnormal behavior which is in spite of the will of the Saharawi people.

Sahrawi Petroleum and Minerals Authority qualifies EU Council decision as “immoral and illegal”

Paris (France), July 21, 2018 (SPS) - Chairperson of the Sahrawi Petroleum and Minerals Authority, Dr. Zubair, has described the decision of the Council of the European Union, to include Western Sahara in the EU-Morocco trade agreement, as an immoral and constitutes a blatant violation of law and the principles on which the European Union was founded based on democracy and respect for the rights of peoples.

Sahrawi National Council delegation undertakes an official visit to Algerian National Assembly

Algiers, July 19, 2018 (SPS) - A delegation from the National Council of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), headed by Mr. Hmuda Hamda Zein, Vice-President of the National Council of the Sahrawi, was received yesterday by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Aziz Bazzaz.

Frente POLISARIO Representative in Canary Islands reaffirms Saharawi authorities determination to defend Saharawi people natural resources

Tenerife, July 19, 2018 (SPS) - The Representative of the Frente POLISARIO in the Canary Islands, Mr. Hamdi Mansur, reaffirmed on Wednesday in a press conference at the headquarters of the Workers' Commissions in Tenerife, the determination of the Saharawi authorities to defend the natural resources of the Saharawi people.

Canarian Parliament President renews her solidarity with Saharawi people just cause



Santa Cruz de Tenerife, July 18, 2018 (SPS) - The president of the Canary Islands parliament, Carolina Darias, renewed her solidarity with the just cause of the Saharawi people on the occasion of the reception of the small Saharawi ambassadors who meet at the Canary Islands in the Vacation in Peace Program.

Sicily island Acireale city hosts joint activities between Sahrawi and Italian children

Acireale (Italy), July 18, 2018 (SPS) - The Italian city of Acireale on the island of Sicily has held during this current week a solidary meeting between Sahrawi and Italian children to enjoy together a variety of sports, learning, leisure , animation and fun activities.

The meeting was held in the Brizz pool, the largest in this city and under the supervision of monitors and program managers of this pool of the Summer Sport Cam Group

Sahrawi youth representative meets Plurinational State of Bolivia President, Evo Morales

Havana (Cuba), July 17, 2018 (SPS) - member of the Saharawi delegation that takes part in the work of the XXIV forum of São Paulo, in Havana, Cuba, Jalil Mohamed has conveyed the message of the Sahrawi youth and people and their struggle for self-determination and independence to the attendee of the said forum.

Italy: establishment of a parliamentary group for friendship and solidarity with Saharawi people

Rome, Italy, July 17, 2018 (SPS) - The Parliamentary Group of Friendship and Solidarity with the Saharawi People was established Tuesday at the Italian Parliament, in the presence of the representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Italy, Mih Omar and the Ambassador of South Africa to Italy.

Fico Pizano of the Tuscany Region organizes special reception in honor of the Saharawi children of the Vacation in Peace Program

Fico Pizano (Tuscany / Italy), July 17, 2018 (SPS) - The Italian Municipality of Fico Pizano of the Region of Tuscany, has today warmly welcomed a group of the Sahrawi peace ambassadors visiting this municipality in the framework of the Vacation in Peace Program.

The reception was chaired by the Mayor of the town Mr. Youri Talloti and members of the Municipal Council, as well as the Saharawi delegate in Tuscany, Mr. Jandud Hamdi.

Saharawi Delegation takes part in São Paulo Forum in Cuba

Havana, July 16, 2018 (SPS) - The 24th edition of the Sao Paulo Forum is being held in Havana, Cuba, from July 15-17, with the participation of a Sahrawi delegation led by Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansur Omar.

EU-Morocco agreement including Sahrawi territories: Polisario Front firmly condemns, lodges appeal to CJEU

Bir Lahlou, July 16, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front has firmly condemned on Monday the decision taken by the European Union Council to sign an amendment to the EU-Morocco association agreement, including the occupied Sahrawi territories, denouncing this act which scorns the international law and decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which invalidated these agreements.

Fifteenth Congress of Polisario Front to be held within next year

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 15, 2018 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has decided, in accordance with the Basic Law of the Front, to hold the 15th Congress of the Polisaio Front within the coming year, said a statement following the 8th ordinary session of the National Secretariat.

National Secretariat reiterates willingness to cooperate with UN efforts to complete decolonization of last colony in Africa

Shaheed El-Hafed, July 15, 2018 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front renewed its sincere will to cooperate with the United Nations efforts to complete the decolonization of the last colony in Africa, welcoming in this context the efforts of UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and his Personal Envoy, President Horst Koehler.