July 2019

South African activist calls on women to join force in support of Saharawi women’s right to freedom

Pretoria (South Africa) 31 July 2019 (SPS)- South African human rights defender, Ms. Catherine Constantinides, called Today on African women to join force in support of their sisters’ freedom and independence in Western Sahara.

Morocco's ongoing occupation of Sahrawi Republic threatens peace and security and impedes regional integration of the Maghreb

Boumerdes (Algeria), 31 July 2019 (SPS) – the Algerian  professor and lecturer Mr. Makhloufi Sahel asserted on Wednesday that the continuation of Morocco's occupation of the territory of the Sahrawi Republic threatens peace and security and impairs regional integration of the Maghreb.

Sao Paulo Forum calls upon UN to respect and guarantee the inalienable right of the Saharawi people to self-determination

Caracas, Venezuela, 30 July 2019 (SPS) - The São Paulo Forum, in the Venezuelan capital, affirmed its steadfast support for the just struggle of the Saharawi people for independence, under the leadership of its legitimate representative, the Frente POLISARIO and the Sahrawi Government.

Royal House of Mandela supports NEHAWU demonstration in support of Western Sahara at the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria

Cape Town, (South Africa) 31 July 2019 (SPS)- Mr. Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, President of the Royal House of Mandela, declared in a press release on Tuesday, that its House supports the call by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) to “demonstrate at the Moroccan Embassy demanding an end to Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, Africa's last colony.”

NEHAWU to demonstrate Today at Moroccan Embassy and South African Parliament against Western Sahara’s occupation

Cape Town (South Africa) 31 July 2019 (SPS)– The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) will be demonstrating at the Moroccan Embassy and outside South African Parliament Today, according to the spokesperson of the trade Union, Khaya Xaba.

Sahrawi Republic takes part at Specialized Technical Committee 3rd regular session on Health, Population and Drug Control

Cairo, Egypt 29 July 2019 (SPS) - The Saharawi Republic,  represented by adviser at the Ministry of Public Health, Mr. Saleh Bachir,  took part in the third regular session of the Specialized Technical Committee for Health, Population and Drug Control, held in Cairo, Egypt, from 29 July to 02 August 2019,

New Saharawi doctors batch´s Graduation

Havana, July 30, 2019 (SPS) - the graduation ceremony  of a new group of Sahrawi doctors took place at the Carlos Marx Theater in Havana where thousands of foreign students from all over the country were awarded their degrees as Medicine graduates, according to source from Saharwi Embassy in Cuba

Finan and Vermeren: EU violates rulings of the European Court on Western Sahara to pay the "good conduct" of Morocco

Paris (France) 29 July 2019 (SPS)- Mrs. Khadija Mohsen-Finan and Mr. Pierre Vermeren, assured in a collective article they published on July 27th on the French newspaper "Le Monde", that in order to pay the "good conduct" of Morocco, the European Union did not hesitate to violate the judgments of the European Court of Justice relating to Western Sahara.

Moroccan repression: Protection of unarmed Sahrawis required

Boumerdes (Algeria), 29 July 2019 (SPS) -Sahrawi Prime Minister Mohamed Wali Akeik called Saturday, in Boumerdes (50-km east of Algiers), on the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General to "assume full responsibility" in the protection of disarmed Sahrawi people, facing Moroccan repression.

10th Polisario Front Summer Conference: Sahrawis' right to self-determination, independence reiterated

Boumerdes (Algeria), 29 July 2019 (SPS) (Algeria), 29 July 2019 (SPS) - The works of the tenth Summer Conference of the executives of the Polisario Front and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), taking place in Boumerdes, focused on Sunday on two main themes "International Law and rights of colonized peoples (the case of Sahrawi people)" and "Need to implement principle of self-determination in Western Sahara."

Namibia reiterates support for Sahrawi people's right to self-determination and independence

Boumerdes, Algeria, 27 July 2019 (SPS) - Ambassador of Namibia to Algeria, Mrs. Panduleni-Kaino Shingenge, has reiterated the firm support of Namibia for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions.

Morocco under fire after deadly crackdown on football fans in Western Sahara

A 24-year-old English teacher was killed in the violence that also left scores injured, prompting Rabat to be accused of creating an ‘atmosphere of oppression and horror’

By Amandla Thomas-Johnson to Middle East Eye

13 Saharawi detainees including 4 minors presented to Moroccan colonial courts in occupied El Aaiun

El Aaiun (Occupied territories) 28 July 2019 (SPS)- 13 young Saharawi detainees, including 4 minors, were presented on Monday 22 July, before Moroccan colonial justice courts system, after they were arrested Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 July’ following police and para-military crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in occupied El Aaiun, Western Sahara.

SWAPO youth League demand immediate independence of Western Sahara and halt of natural resources’ theft by Morocco

Windhoek (Namibia) 27 July 2019 (SPS)- Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) addressed a letter of solidarity Today to Polisario’s Youth organisation, UJSARIO, calling for the immediate independence of Western Sahara and prompt halt of Moroccan human rights violations and illegal exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara.

Tenth Edition of Sahrawi Summer University kicks off in Boumerdes

Boumerdes (Algeria), 27 July 2019 (SPS) - The activities of the 10th Edition of the Summer University of the Executives of the Frente POLISARIO and the Sahrawi State kicked off Saturday at the University of Mohamed Bougherra in Boumerdes, Algeria.

Polisario Front warns Chinese Sinochem Group against its “illegal, unethical and immoral” import of stolen phosphate from Western Sahara

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 27 July 2019 (SPS)- The Member of Polisario Front’s National Secretariat Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. M’hamed Khadad, warned Chinese, Sinochem Group, against its “illegal, unethical and immoral” import of stolen phosphate cargos from the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

A ship carrying 55.000 Tons of Saharawi blood phosphate finally docks at Tauranga in New Zealand

Tauranga (New Zealand) 25 July 2019 (SPS)– “The Venture Pearl”, a ship carrying 55,000 tons of stolen phosphate from Western Sahara, arrived undeclared to Tauranga on Wednesday, having purposely “disguised” its destination during its eight weeks at sea, reports New Zealand’s largest most popular news website, “Stuff”.

Bangladesh Youth Union considers Moroccan violations a "brutal ethnic cleansing" against Saharawi people

DHAKA, (Bangladesh), 25 July 2019 (SPS) - The Bangladesh Youth Union (BYU), condemned the latest Moroccan violations against Saharawi citizens in the occupied city of El Aaiun, in a message of solidarity to the Sahrawi Youth Union, on Thursday, describing it as a crime of "brutal ethnic cleansing".

World Peace Council president condemns Moroccan repression

Athenes, July 25, 2019-07-25 (SPS) -President of the World Peace Council (WPC), Socorro Gomes, condemned on Tuesday the brutal repression, by Moroccan occupation forces, against peaceful Sahrawi demonstrators resulting in the assassination of the 24-year-old Sabah Othman Ahmadida, leaving dozens wounded. 

Occupied Aaiun: Morocco uses Army forces to quell Western Sahara protesters

Algiers, July 24, 2019 (SPS) - Foreign Minister of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Mohamed Salem Ould Salek on Tuesday strongly condemned Morocco's escalation in the occupied Saharawi territories, especially the latest deadly events in occupied Aaiun, where Morocco "used Army forces to execute its heinous criminal plan," leaving one young Saharawi girl killed and dozens wounded while 140 Saharawi people have been arrested.

Sahrawi side shows patience, wisdom in dealing with UN

Algiers, July 24, 2019 (SPS) - Head of Sahrawi diplomacy Mohamed Salem Ould Salek affirmed that the acts of violence perpetrated by Morocco in occupied Sahrawi territories confirm the confusion of the Moroccan occupier, adding that arms and military don’t weaken the resistance of the Sahrawi people and that the Sahrawi side has shown patience and wisdom when dealing with the United Nations.

French association denounces Morocco’s repression against Sahrawi civilians

Paris, July 24, 2019 (SPS) -The Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (AARASD) on Monday denounced repression against Sahrawi civilians in several Sahrawi occupied territories. They were celebrating Algeria’s victory at the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2019).

NMLWS condemns Moroccan forces of occupation latest violations in occupied Western Sahara

Abuja (Nigeria) 24 July 2019- The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara (NMLWS) condemns “the bestial attacks on Saharawi civilians on 19th July 2019, in El Aiun –Western Sahara by Moroccan occupying forces,” in a press release signed by Dr. Dipo Fashina, and issued by the organization on Tuesday, of which SPS received a copy.

WFDY African Commission calls on progressive organizations to stand firm against Moroccan oppression in Western Sahara

Windhoek (Namibia) 24 July 2019 (SPS)- The World Federation of Democratic Youth-African Regional Commission (WFDY-ARC) issued an urgent Medias Release on Wednesday, condemning Moroccan oppression against the people of Western Sahara these last few days and calling on all progressive organizations to adopt firm position against the Moroccan violations.

Pan African Club expresses solidarity with the Saharawi people and condemns Moroccan repression and occupation

Kampala (Uganda) 24 July 2019 (SPS)-  The Chairman of the Pan African Club of Ghana, Mr. Oscar Kasya, expressed his organisation’s solidarity with the Saharawi people on Monday, condemning Moroccan continues “primitive” and “greedy” colonialism in Western Sahara.