May 2019

President of Republic on visit in El Salvador

San Salvador (El Salvador, 30 May 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Ghali, arrived Thursday in El Salvador to participate in the inauguration ceremony of President-elect, Mr. Nayib Bukele, Scheduled for Saturday, at the official invitation of the latter.

FA Minister sends congratulations to his South African counterpart for his appointment as the new Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the Sahrawi Republic), May 30, 2019 (SPS) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek has sent warm congratulations to his South African counterpart, H.E Dr. Nadeli Pandor on the occasion of his appointment as the new Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa

Saharawi representative in Spain meets with the director for Maghreb in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain

Madrid (Spain), May 30, 2019, (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO to Spain, Jira Bulahi Bad, met with the General Director for the Maghreb, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Eva Martinez Sanchez, to address the latest developments in Western Sahara and the peace process led by the UN.

CONASADH reiterates the need for urgent UN mechanism establishment to monitor human rights in Western Sahara

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the Saharawi Republic), May 29, 2019 (SPS) - The National Saharawi Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) called for the establishment of an international mechanism for monitoring and reporting on the continuous and flagrant violations of human rights in the Occupied Areas of Western Sahara.

Peace process: POLISARIO reiterates that the only viable, lasting and realistic solution is that respects the Saharawi people will

Chahid El Hafed (Camps of Dignity), May 28, 2019 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO has reiterated on Monday that the only viable, lasting and realistic solution is that which respects the will and the choice of the Saharawi people, as all colonial peoples, in accordance with the Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations and the African Union.

Moroccan police abducts Sahrawi minor Ambarak Mohamed Bani

El-Aaiun (Occupied Territories), May 27, 2019 (SPS) - Moroccan police arrested 14-year-old Sahrawi minor Ambarak Mohamed Bani near the so-called Morabitine School on Smara Street in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, according to family sources.

Morocco’s rejection of AU participation in peace process denounced

Algiers, May 26, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi Ambassador to Algiers Abdelakder Taleb Omar denounced Moroccan occupier’s rejection of the African Union’s participation in Western Sahara peace process, saying that AU’s commitment to the core principles, particularly respect for the borders inherited after independence and the right to self-determination, was a pledge of peace and stability in the continent.

President of Republic participates in inauguration ceremony of South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa

Johannesburg (South Africa), May 26, 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, on Saturday took part in the inauguration ceremony of South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa, at the invitation of the latter.

President Brahim Ghali was received warmly by his South African counterpart, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, at the inauguration ceremony.

France stands behind obstruction of efforts of UN envoy Horst Koehler (Emhamed Khaddad)

Bir-Lahlou, May 25, 2019 (SPS) – Coordinator with UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Foreign Relations Officer at the National Secretariat of the POLISARIO Front, Emhamed Khaddad, confirmed that other factors besides the health situation had an impact on the decision of the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, to resign from mediation two years after he assumed the mission in August 2017.

President of Republic arrives in South Africa to take part in inauguration of President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa

Johannesburg (South Africa), May 25, 2019 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Ghali, arrived in South African city of Johannesburg to take part in the ceremony for the inauguration of South African President-elect Cyril Ramavosa.

Frente POLISARIO statement on the resignation of Personal Envoy Horst Kӧhler

New York, May 23, 2019 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO is deeply saddened to learn of the resignation of the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, former German President Horst Kӧhler. During his tenure as Personal Envoy, President Kӧhler was unwavering in his pursuit of a just and lasting solution that would provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.

UNSG regrets his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara demission of former German President, Host Kohler

New York (USA) May 23, 2019, (SPS) - The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, deeply regretted the resignation of former President of Germany, Horst Kohler, to his position and mission as an Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

Western Sahara: November 8, established as National Day of Saharawi Civil Prisoner

Chahid El-Hafed, May 23, 2019 (SPS) -  Saharawi President,  Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, has promulgated a decree on establishing November 8 as the National Day of Saharawi Civil Prisoner, to be marked by festivities and activities organized by the ministry of Occupied Territories Affairs and Communities. 

Anniversary of Sahrawi armed struggle: 46 years of resistance

Algiers, May 21, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi ambassador to Algiers Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Monday that the anniversary of the armed struggle outbreak mark 46 years of the Sahrawi people’s resistance, who refuse that their rights are alienated and accept no further alternative but the right to self-determination.

Tifariti University and Oviedo University sign an important cooperation agreement

Oviedo (Asturias), May 21, 2019 (SPS) - The University of Tifariti and the University of Oviedo have signed an important cooperation agreement that will allow Saharawi students to access scholarships for higher education at the Asturian academic institution, as well as the organization of joint activities for awareness and information on the struggle and history of the Saharawi people.

Oviedo University hosts a round table on Western Sahara

Oviedo (Asturias), May 21, 2019, (SPS) - In the framework of the activities organized by the University of Oviedo, Asturias, the Aula Magna of the historic building hosted the round table: "Western Sahara: Current situation and perspectives" .

CEAS-Sahara slams expulsion of foreign observers from Occupied Western Sahara (PRENSA)

Spain, May 21, 2019 (SPS) - The State Coordinator of Associations in Solidarity with the Sahara People (CEAS-Sahara) denounced on Monday the "expulsion" and "lack of protection" of five Spanish lawyers and two Norwegian observers who were going to a trial of a journalist from Western Sahara.

Sahrawi people celebrate 46th anniversary of armed struggle outbreak

Shaheed El-Hafeed (Refugee Camps), May 20, 2019 (SPS) - The Sahrawi people celebrate on Monday the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of the armed struggle that started on May 20, 1973.

This occasion comes and the Sahrawi people are still struggling on many fronts to establish its inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

46th anniversary of Sahrawi armed struggle outbreak to be celebrated

SHaheed El-Hafeed, May 19, 2019 (SPS) -The Sahrawi people will celebrate Monday the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of the Sahrawi armed struggle, in a context marked by the numerous victories snatched by the Sahrawi people, who are still fighting for their right to self-determination.

Moroccan forces use violence against Sahrawi demonstrators in occupied city of Boujdour

Boujdour (Occupied Territories), May 19, 2019 (SPS) - The Moroccan forces on Friday resorted to violence against Sahrawi demonstrators and stormed others’ houses in the occupied city of Boujdour, in coincidence with the demonstrations commemoration of the declaration of the armed struggle.

HRW denounces misuse of law by Morocco to silence Sahrawi reporter

New York, May 18, 2019 (SPS) – Moroccan authorities are using a law designed to keep people from falsely claiming professional credentials to bring criminal charges against people trying to expose abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a statement Thursday.

"The resistance of the Saharawi people will end with victory and self-determination", the Prime Minister of East Timor

Timor-Leste, May 14, 2019 (SPS) - The Prime Minister of East Timor, Mr. Taur Matan Ruak, affirmed that the resistance of the Saharawi people will end with victory and their right to freedom and self-determination.

SADR congratulates South Africa for national election success

Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the Saharawi Republic), May 14, 2019 (SPS) - The Saharawi Republic congratulated the ruling African National Congress (CNA) of South Africa on Monday for its victory in the national elections.

Journalists from occupied territories participate in training course on media of resistance

Shaheed Al-Wali School (Refugee Camps), May 12, 2019 (SPS) - Minister of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad, Bashir Mustafa Sayed, and Minister of Information Hamada Salma, on Sunday supervised the launch of a training course on the media of resistance at Shaheed Al-Wali National School, Sahrawi refugee camps.

Sahrawi Ambassador presents his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sahrawi Republic to Uganda

Kampala (Uganda) May 12, 2019 (SPS) - Sahrawi Ambassador Hammadi Bashir was received on Tuesday by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, at the State Headquarters in Kampala, who presented his credentials as an Extraordinary Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Republic of Uganda.