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Polisario Has No Legitimacy to Represent Sahrawis - International Expert

[MAP] New York -International expert and lawyer Nykaky Lygeros said on Thursday, before the UNGA 4th Committee in New York, that the Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis, noting that this entity is only a "tool at the service of a fallacious policy". (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi President Sends a Congratulatory Message to Lesotho Kingdom Prime Minister On the Occasion of His Country's National Day

[SPS] Bir Lehlu -The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, HE Tom Thabane on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Sahara - Guatemala Calls for Settlement Ensuring Security, Integration in Maghreb Region

[MAP] New York -Guatemala's permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Jorge Skiner-Klée called, on behalf of his country, during the 4th committee of the UNGA, for a final settlement of the Moroccan Sahara issue that would ensure security and integration of the Maghreb region, on the basis of of the UNSC resolutions, describing the autonomy plan as serious and credible. (AllAfrica)

British NGO Calls for Minurso Mandate to Include Human Rights Monitoring

[SPS] London -British non-governmental organization for solidarity with Western Sahara, "Western Sahara Campaign," reiterated its call for the mandate of the United Nation Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to be extended to include human rights monitoring in the occupied territories. (AllAfrica)

Celac Reaffirms Before UN 4th Committee Support for Mutually Acceptable Political Solution to Sahara Issue

[MAP] New York -The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) reaffirmed, Monday before the UN 4th Committee, its firm support for efforts meant to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution to the issue of the Moroccan Sahara. (AllAfrica)

A Saharawi Delegation Takes Part At UNGA 72nd Session

[SPS] New York -A Saharawi delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould-Salek, arrived in New York on the occasion of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Delegation Attends Danish Social Democratic Party Annual Conference

[SPS] Copenhagen -A delegation led by the POLISARIO's representative in Denmark, Mohamed Lamam Mohamed Ali, gas attended the annual conference of the Danish Social Democratic Party, which was held recently at the official invitation of the party. (AllAfrica)

President of the Republic Expresses His Condolences to His Mexican Counterpart Following the Devastating Earthquake

[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, expressed his condolences to his Mexican counterpart Mr. Enrique Beni Nieto on Tuesday following the tragedy caused by a devastating earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday lifting a huge casualties and massive destruction. (AllAfrica)

The Dispersion of Gdeim Izik's Prisoners Into Moroccan Prisons Constitutes a New Flagrant Violation of International Humanitarian Law'

[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -In a letter sent Wednesday to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the President of the Republic and Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, said that " the dispersion of Gdeim Izik's prisoners into Moroccan prisons is a new flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, "as well as trying to hide the true situation of prisoners and their status as political prisoners imprisoned for defending positions supported by the Charter and resolutions of United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Conasadh Condemns Arbitrary Deportation of Sahrawi Political Prisoners of Gdeim Izik

[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -The Saharawi National Commission For Human Rights (CONASDH) on Sunday condemned the abusive and arbitrary transfer of Sahrawi political prisoners from the Gdeim Izik group by the Moroccan occupation authorities to other Moroccan prisons. (AllAfrica)

Follow-Up Committee G.izik Group's Trial Strongly Condemns Their Deportation and Considers Such a "Decision As a New Method of Reprisals"

[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -The National Follow-up Committee of the Saharawi political prisoners of the G.Izik Group strongly condemned the Moroccan occupation authorities decision to deport the Saharawi activists, dubbing the decision "provocative and reprisal" during a meeting chaired by the President of the Republic, Brahim Gali at the headquarter of the Presidency of the Republic. (AllAfrica)

Geingob Urges World to Resolve Western Sahara Issue

[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob has reminded the world that the protracted Western Sahara issue still needs sorting out. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Condemns Moroccan Attack On SADR Delegation

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government has strongly condemned the attempt by Morocco to prevent a delegation from the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from participating in last week's ministerial meeting in Maputo of TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development). (AllAfrica)

Moroccan and Saharan Delegates at Development Conference Clash

[AIM] Maputo -Much to the annoyance of the Mozambican hosts, the Moroccan delegation to the ministerial meeting of TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development), held in Maputo on Thursday and Friday, attempted physically to prevent the delegation from the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from entering the conference hall, thus provoking intervention by security guards. (AllAfrica)

Group Opposes Morocco's Bid to Join Ecowas

[Premium Times] A group has listed eight reasons why Nigeria should prevent Morocco from joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). (AllAfrica)

Sahrawis Sentenced to Jail Over Western Sahara Killings

[Al Jazeera] A Morocco court has sentenced 23 civilians to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Torture Allegations Cast Shadow Over Trial

[HRW] Tunis -Morocco's judicial authorities should ensure that upcoming verdicts in a mass trial are not based on confessions or statements implicating other defendants obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Mediates in Morocco, Saharawi Dispute

[Leadership] Nigeria yesterday successfully brokered peace between Morocco and Saharawi Democratic Republic (SDR) on the wordings of the report of the human Rights abuses between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

South African Court Battle Puts World Spotlight On Africa's Last Colony

[Legalbrief] While South Africans were enjoying the 1 May Workers' Day public holiday, something extraordinary was unfolding in Port Elizabeth. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Trial to Decide Fate of Western Sahara Phosphate Shipment

[RFI] A court in South Africa this week announced that there would have to be a trial to decide who actually owns a shipment of phosphate from Western Sahara that's been stopped and held in a South African port. (AllAfrica)

Former German President to Be Named UN Envoy to Western Sahara

[Deutsche Welle] Former German president Horst Köhler will be appointed UN special envoy to Western Sahara. Talks between Morocco and Polisario Front have been stalled since 2012. (AllAfrica)

Morocco's Exports From Western Sahara Hang in the Balance

[ISS] South Africa has been accused of 'sabotaging' Morocco's commercial interests in Africa by seizing a vessel carrying phosphate mined by Morocco in Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Govt Hopes Morocco's AU Return Will Speed Fresh Western Sahara Talks

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's Permanent Representative on the UN Security Council, Ambassador Dr.Tekeda (AllAfrica)

Why the AU Needs to Revisit Its Admission Criteria

[The Conversation Africa] Morocco's admission to the African Union (AU) was a mistake. In one move, the AU squandered a chance to discourage the north African state's aggression against Western Sahara. It also showed how the body struggles to enforce the implementation of its own standards and directives. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara Dispute Blocks Economic Talks But Work Proceeds

[allAfrica] Dakar -The tenth annual meetings of African finance ministers, jointly hosted by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), have been abruptly adjourned over a dispute on the status of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). (AllAfrica)

Self-Determination Delayed

[Fahamu] Western Sahara stands out today as Africa's last colony, occupied illegally and forcefully by Morocco with the backing of France. Everyday Saharawi people suffer horrendous human rights violations by the occupying power. This is one of the world's forgotten conflicts. The only peaceful solution is for Morocco to accept the Saharawi people's right to self-determination. (AllAfrica)

Who Should Be Watching? Why Not Us?

[Moroccan American Center] Where tensions are running high and opposing armed forces are facing off with one another, separated by only a couple of hundred meters, the risk of an accident with unpredictable and potentially terrible consequences also runs equally high. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Flexes Economic Muscle to Return to AU

[Africa Renewal] "It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January. (AllAfrica)

African Union Re-Admits Morocco After 33-Year Absence

[Deutsche Welle] The AU has re-admitted Morocco despite the kingdom refusing to cede its claim to occupied Western Sahara. Officials from the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic hope to push Morocco into allowing an independence referendum.     (AllAfrica)

As AU Readmits Morocco, Membership of Sahrawi Republic Set to Cause Division

[East African] As Morocco waits to be readmitted to the African Union, it is pushing for the suspension of Western Sahara from the continental body, placing the AU in a difficult position. (AllAfrica)

Behind Morocco's New Tango With the African Union

[The Herald] Yohannes Woldemariam -Morocco is currently courting a number of African countries relentlessly, including Madagascar, Tanzania, Rwanda and others. (AllAfrica)