Western Sahara Marathon 2018: 42 km of effort for 42 years of exile

Madrid, Feb 24, 2018 (SPS) - The participants in the 18th Western Sahara Marathon on 26 February will run 42 kilometres, which recall the 42 years of exile of the Sahrawi people, said the organizers.

Polisario Front “wasn’t consulted” about EU-Morocco draft agreement signed in January

Brussels, Feb 24, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front “wasn’t consulted” and “wasn’t aware” of the content of the draft agreement signed on 31 January 2018 by the European Union (EU) and Morocco following negotiations on the conclusion of an additional agreement to their association agreement after the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of December 2016, affirmed the Sahrawi Minister delegate for Europe Mohamed Sidati.

Saharawi Delegation received by SADC Group of Ambassadors in Brussels.

Brussels, Feb 24, 2018 (SPS) - The Saharawi Minister for Europe, Mr. Mohamed Sidati and POLISARIO Representative to Belgium, Mr. Abba Malainin met Thursday with Southern African Development Community (SADC) group of Ambassadors based in Brussels at the Embassy of South Africa.

Statement of Saharawi government on successful conclusion of legal case in South Africa to recover phosphate rock illegally exported from occupied Western Sahara

Bir Lehlu, February 23, 2018 (SPS) - The government of the Saharawi Republic (the SADR) notes the successful conclusion of civil litigation proceedings in the High Court of South Africa to recover ownership of a cargo of phosphate rock illegally exported from the occupied area of Western Sahara.

Court of South Africa: Seized phosphate shipment belongs to Sahrawi Republic

Port Elizabeth, South Africa, February 23, 2018 (SPS) - The High Court of South Africa on Friday issued a final ruling on the shipment of phosphates held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that the shipment belongs to the Sahrawi Republic, confirming that Morocco had never any ownership over Sahrawi phosphate. 

Western Sahara in 2017: Moroccan authorities use “unnecessary excessive force”

London, Feb 23, 2018 (SPS) - The Moroccan authorities used, in 2017, “unnecessary and excessive force” against the population of Western Sahara who claimed their right to self-determination and justice, affirmed the latest annual report of Amnesty International (AI) on the situation of human rights in the world, published on Thursday.

Renegotiation EU-Morocco Agreements: EP Intergroup "worried" about Commission’s "lack of transparency"

Brussels, Feb 22, 2018 (SPS) - The European Parliament Intergroup "Peace for the Saharawi people" expressed on Wednesday "deep concern" over the  European Commission’s "lack of transparency" during its negotiations with Morocco, about an additional agreement to the Association Agreement, in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice, of December 2016.

Plundering of Sahrawi natural resources: Euro-MPs, international trade unionists express “deep concern”

Brussels, Feb 22, 2018 (SPS) - The participants in the conference “trade unionists and solidarity with Western Sahara” organized Monday and Tuesday at the European Parliament in Brussels expressed their “deep concern” over the continuing plundering of Western Sahara’s natural resources, calling on EU and its institutions to “clearly condemn” any illegal exploitation of these resources.

While Morocco rejects AU role, Gutiérrez affirms African crises must be resolved by African leaders

Lisbon, Feb 21, 2018 (SPS) - The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, said on Monday at a press conference after being awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Lisbon that the African crises must be resolved by African leaders.

Guterres said he is "a great defender of African leadership" to solve the problems affecting the continent and that "the United Nations should be a focus of support for African initiatives."

South African Minister of Science and Technology renews her country's firm position and supports to Sahrawi people right

Pretoria (South Africa), Feb  21, 2018 (SPS) - Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Naledi Pandor, renewed on Tuesday her country's solid support of the struggling Saharawi people, she minister was speaking in parliament yesterday during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address delivered last Friday. Ramaphosa is expected to respond later today.


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