April 2019

to end the status quo, Un Security Council must unequivocally support the self-determination of the Sahrawi people

Bir Lehlou, Liberated Territories Of Western Sahara, April 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO takes note of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2468 (2019), which extends the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for a period of six months.

Frente POLISARIO deplores Security Council's failure to condemn Morocco

New York, April 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO on Tuesday regretted UN Security Council's failure to condemn Morocco's "destabilizing actions," which may "undermine the already fragile political process."

Security Council extends by six months MINURSO mandate

New York, April 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Security Council extended by six months, until 31 October 2019, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), reiterating the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.

Moroccan occupation court issues an unjust sentence against Sahrawi activist Ali Salem Buyemaa

Occupied Aaiun, April 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Moroccan occupation court of first instance has handed down an unfair ruling against the Sahrawi political activist Ali Salem Buyemaa El Saaduni to 07 months in prison and a fine of 5000 dirhams.

The session which took place yesterday amid strong Moroccan authority’s forces has seen the prevention of Saharwi activates to attend the trial session.

Frente POLISARIO demands annulment of the Morocco-EU agreement

Bir Lehlu (SADR Liberated Territories), April 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO has decided to resort to the European justice system to lodge an appeal for the annulment of the EU / Morocco agreement covering the coasts and soil of the Occupied Western Sahara.

Minister of Youth and Sports on working visit in Andalusia

Sevilla (Spain), April 29, 2019 (SPA) - Minister of Youth and Sports, Ahmed Lehbib, accompanied by Mohamed Bugleida, in charge of Vacation in Peace program, and Mohamed Zrug, Delegate of the POLISARIO Front in Andalusia, is on a working visit in Andalusia, Spain, for meetings with associations and community actors in the province in relation to Vacation in Peace program.

MINURSO: Security Council postpones vote on resolution until Tuesday

New York, April 28, 2019 (SPS) -The Security Council has postponed the vote on the resolution extending MINURSO mandate to be able to review the reservations made by some members on the text presented by the United States.

The adoption of this resolution extending, by six months, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara was initially scheduled for Monday.

President Brahim Ghali demands cessation of Morocco’s escalating violations of ceasefire (Full text letter)

Bir-Lahlou, April 27, 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Ghali, has addressed a letter to H. E. Mr Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, President of the Security Council, to draw the attention of the UN Security Council to Morocco’s escalating violations of the ceasefire and the urgent need for the Security Council to move swiftly to condemn such actions.

President of Republic calls on Security Council to condemn Morocco’s "destabilizing actions"

Bir-Lahlou (Liberated Zones), April 27, 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali, called on the Security Council to "condemn in the strongest terms" the violations of the ceasefire by Morocco which may compromise the path for political solution to Western Sahara conflict.

Moroccan forces resort to excessive force against peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), April 27, 2019 (SPS) - Various formations of Moroccan forces on Thursday used excessive force against peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied capital of Western Sahara, El-Aaiun.

Dakhla´s masse and authoritie call international community to assume its responsibilities towards the Saharawi people

Wilaya of Dakhla, April 24, 2019 (SPS) - The authorities and the masses of Dakhla called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards the Saharawi people by finding a just solution enabling the Saharawi people to  freely decide their fate DURING  masse gathering held yesterday at the headquarter of the said Wilaya

French: Amiens will host an international conference on Western Sahara next May 27

France, April  24, 2019 (SPS) - the University of Picardy Jules-Verne , French is expected to hold next May 27  an international Conference on Western Sahara under the title : "Western Sahara - Developments of an old question"  with the participation of internationally prominent  scholars, specialists in law, international relations, history, politics and anthropology, APS news agency reported Tuesday.

Moroccan forces use violence against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied capital

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), April 22, 2019 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces on Monday intervened violently against Sahrawi demonstrators in the occupied capital of Western Sahara, El-Aaiun, who came out in conjunction with the trial of Sahrawi political prisoner Ali Salem Boudjemaa Saadouni.

POLISARIO Front representative takes part in 149th Vladimir Lenin birth anniversary

Ulyanovsk (Russia), April 21, 2019 (SPS) - POLISARIO Front representative in Russia, Dr. Ali Salem Mohamed Fadel, has taken part in the commemorative events of Vladimir Lenin's 149th birth Anniversary, at the invitation of the Russian Communist Party.

Prime Minister begins government tour including all ministries

Shaheed Alhafed, April 20, 2019 (SPS) - Prime Minister, Mohamed Alwali Akeik, has started a government tour involving all ministries of the Sahrawi government to assess the work of ministries and follow up on the implementation of the government programs for 2019.

Sahrawi political prisoner subjected to ill-treatment

Tiflet (Morocco), April 20, 2019 (SPS) - The local prison administration of Tiflet 2, Morocco, on Friday morning ransacked Sahrawi political prisoner, Bashir Abid Mahdar Khada, one of the Gdeim Izik group, in a humiliating and degrading manner. 

President,Brahim Gali, congratulates his counterpart in Zimbabwe on his country National Day

Bir Lehlu (SADR Liberated Territories), April 18, 2019 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, congratulated his counterpart of the Republic of Zimbabwe, HE, Emmerson Mnangagwa on the XXXIX Anniversary of Independence of that African nation.

Frente POLISARIO´s representative to UN meets with UNSC President

New York, United States, 17 April 2019 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO to the United Nations, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, met yesterday with Ambassador Christoph Hooschen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations and current President of the Security Council.

A Sahrawi political prisoner continues his open hunger strike

Teflat 2 (Morocco) April 13, 2019 (SPS) - For the 24th day in a row, the Sahrawi political prisoner, Mohamed Hassena Ahmed Salem Boreal, of Gdeim Izik group jailed in Tiflet 2, east of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, continues his open strike since 20 March 2019 while  his health situation has been weakened and his legitimate demands ignored.

CONASADH firmly condemns arbitrary detention of Sahrawi activist by Moroccan forces

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), April 15, 2019 (SPS) - The Sahrawi National Committee for Human Rights (CONASADH) condemned Sunday the arbitrary detention of Sahrawi political activist Ali Salem Buyemaa Saaduni by the Moroccan forces, calling for his immediate and unconditional release.

In a communiqué published Sunday, CONASADH demanded “the cessation of reprisals and suppression against the Sahrawi citizens in the occupied areas of Western Sahara.”

Namibia reiterates support for Sahrawi cause

Algiers, April 15, 2019 (SPS) - The Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia to Algeria, Mrs. Panduleni-Kaino Shingenge, reiterated on Monday the support of her country for the just struggle of the Sahrawi people for self-determination and independence, during a visit to the SADR Embassy in Algiers.

POLISARIO Front calls on Security Council to prevent Moroccan violations of ceasefire

Shaheed Alhafed, April 15, 2019 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the POLISARIO Front has called on the United Nations Security Council to take "urgent" measures to put an end to Moroccan violations of the ceasefire, and open the occupied territories of Western Sahara to international observers.

EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement: Polisario Front to file complaint before CJEU

Moscow, April 14, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi Coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) M’hamed Kheddad said that a complaint against the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement will soon be filed before the European Court of Justice (CJEU), noting that a "very solid" case was prepared to reject the agreement in question.

Ugandan Security Minister bids farewell to outgoing SADR Ambassador

Kampala (Uganda), April 13, 2019 (SPS) - Minister of Security of the Republic of Uganda, Honorable General Elly Tumwine, on Sunday bid farewell to outgoing Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to the Republic of Uganda, Habib Mahfoud Boukhreis.  

According to a statement issued by the SADR Embassy in Kampala, during the farewell audience, the Ugandan Minister reiterated Uganda’s firm position in support of the Sahrawi Republic. 

UN Security Council: South Africa commits to defending Sahrawi cause

Durban, April 13, 2019 (SPS) -South Africa’s Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers reiterated his country’s commitment to a just, acceptable and sustainable solution to the Western Sahara issue based on the self-determination of the Sahrawi people.