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Saharawi Delegation Takes Part in the Spanish Municipalities Conference in Face of the Decolonization of Western Sahara

[SPS] Cadiz (Spain) -Sahrawi delegation headed by the Prime Minister, Mohamed Luali Akeik took part at the conference of Municipal Policies in the face of the decolonization of Western Sahara with the presence of Spanish municipalities, parliamentarians and researchers on various aspects related to the question of Western Sahara (AllAfrica)

A French Association Calls for Saharawi People Right to Self-Determination

[SPS] Paris, France -The French Association for Friendship and Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa called for enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination, denouncing the brutal violations of human rights committed by the occupying Moroccan authorities against the Sahrawi civilian since October 1975. (AllAfrica)

13rd Interfaith Dialogue for Peace Concludes Its Work

[SPS] Boujdour (Refugee Camps) -The 13th Interfaith Dialogue for Peace, held under the theme "Family in the Divine Books", on Monday evening concluded its work in the Wilaya of Boujdour, Saharawi refugee camps with the presence of members of the National Secretariat, the Saharwi Government, the National Council, as well as foreign delegations from Algeria, America, France and Portugal (AllAfrica)

Frente Polisario Representation in France Takes Part in the Funeral of the Late Reporter Friend of the Saharawi People, Gérald Bloncourt

[SPS] Paris -The Representation of the Frente POLISARIO in France and the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), together with several political and artistic figures, journalists and diplomats, took part Monday in the funeral ceremony of the photographer and reporter, Gèrald Blancourt at the Pierre Lachise cemetery in the 20th district of the French capital, Paris. (AllAfrica)

'EU-Morocco Trade Deal If Includes Western Sahara Will Paralyze the Peace Process- - Namibian Ambassador to EU

[SPS] Brussels -The Namibian ambassador to the European Union Mr. Dr. Kaire Mbuende stated that the EU-Morocco trade deal will paralyze the UN-led peace process in Western Sahara if it does not exclude occupied territories of Western Sahara. The Namibian diplomat went on saying that the colonization of Western Sahara remains a shame on international community in 21st century. (AllAfrica)

New Zealand Firms Looting of Sahrawi Phosphate Hinders UN Peace Process

[Algerie Presse Service] WELLINGTON (New Zealand)- Mohamed Fadel Kamal, Representative of the Polisario Front in Australia on Thursday called on New Zealand companies involved in the looting of Western Sahara phosphate to cease their activities which are in violation of international laws, hinder "the UN peace process and encourages the Moroccan regime to continue its illegal occupation of Western Sahara." (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Conducts Reshuffle At Level of National Secretariat

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Ghali, has issued a presidential decree, in which he conducted a partial reshuffle at the level of the National Secretariat of the POLISARIO Front. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Has No Other Choice but to Negotiate With Polisario

[SPS] Al-Ayoun -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, affirmed that the Moroccan occupier is in an international isolation, despite its prevarications, stubbornness and obstacles, pointing out that Morocco has no other choice but to negotiate with the Polisario Front to seek a formula leading, inevitably, to the independence of the Sahrawi people. (AllAfrica)

Delegation of Ujtsario Undetakes a Visti to Italy

[SPS] Ferrara (Italy) -An high ranking delegation of Saharawi Trade Union (UJTSARIO) led by the Secretary-General, Mr. Salama Al-Bashir, undetook a visite to Italy at the invitation of the Confederation of Italian Workers to take part at the Ferrara Trade Union Conference (AllAfrica)

UN Adopts Resolution for Self-Determination of Sahrawi People

[SPS] United Nations -The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) has adopted a draft resolution on Western Sahara, reaffirming the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Reaffirms Western Sahara 'Is a Decolonization Issue Between Polisario Front, Morocco'

[Algerie Presse Service] The Western Sahara conflict is a decolonization issue between the Polisario Front and Morocco, affirmed Tuesday in New York Algeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sabri Boukadoum. (AllAfrica)

Sahel - Prevention and Conflict Management

[Centre 4s] For the last few years, the Sahel Sahara region has been deeply weakened by violent and multidimensional conflicts. These conflicts affect people, economies, institutions as well as the relationships with the region external partners. Their extension, towards both the Gulfs of Benin and of Guinea will not take long and one has to be blind to ignore it. (AllAfrica)

U.N. Security Council Reiterates Support to Envoy Kohler in Peace Process

[SPS] New York -The United Nations (UN) Security Council, which met Thursday in New York, reiterated its strong support to the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler to hold the first round of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco in Geneva, and called the two sides to engage in these talks in good faith and without preconditions. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Receives South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the POLISARIO Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Sunday at the Presidency of the Republic Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Luwellyn Tyrone Landers, who is on working visit in the Sahrawi Republic. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Receives South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -Prime Minister, Mohammed Al-Wali Akeik, on Sunday received Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Luwellyn Tyrone Landers, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Calling for Renewed Efforts to End Decades-old Western Sahara Conflict, Security Council Extends Mission

[UN] 27 April 2018 - The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2018, calling for a "realistic, practicable and enduring" political solution to end the decades‑old conflict. (AllAfrica)

Stop Western Sahara Plunder, Jacinda

[Fahamu] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of human rights and international cooperation at the United Nations. But what will she do about the fact that two New Zealand companies are the last buyers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara? (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara Decolonization Tops United Nations Agenda Peace Summit 'Nelson Mandela'

[SPS] New York -The decolonization issue in Western Sahara drew a lot of attention from the participants in the United Nations "Peace Summit" honoring the late African leader Nelson Mandela in his centenary, as an inspiring global symbol in his struggle against injustice and racism, on the sidelines of high-level meetings of the 73rd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Chairs Cabinet Meeting

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -Prime Minister Mohamed Al-Wali Akeik on Monday chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Government's headquarters. (AllAfrica)

AU Limits Its Role in Western Sahara Crisis

[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations' (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people. (AllAfrica)

Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Reiterates Support for UN Efforts to Find Lasting Solution to Conflict

[SPS] Madrid -Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Fernando Martín Valenzuela Marzo, reiterated the position of his country in support of the efforts of the UN Secretary General's Envoy for Western Sahara to find a lasting solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, during a meeting with the Delegate of the Polisario Front in Spain, Jira Bulahi. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Thanks Sahrawi Counterpart

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has written to Sahrawhi Arab Democratic Republic Brahim Ghali, expressing his wish to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Institutions Have No Right to Speak for Western Sahara People, Says Sidati

[SPS] Brussels -Saharawi Deputy Minister for Europe Mohamed Sidati on Sunday warned the institutions under Moroccan law against speaking on behalf of Western Sahara people, as the occupied towns of Al-Ayun and Dakhla are bracing to welcome a European Parliament delegation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa and Algeria Ink 33 Agreements, Reaffirm Support for Western Sahara

[SPS] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says South Africa and Algeria remain firm in their support for the independence of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Strengthening Bonds in the Sahel

[Africa Renewal] Political insecurity in the Sahel has its roots in poverty and climate change, declares Mahamadou Issoufou, the president of Niger. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Transforms Western Sahara Towns Into 'Real Prison'

[SPS] Boumerdes -The minister of the Occupied Territories and Saharawi Community Abroad, Bachir Mustapha Sayed, said Moroccan occupation authorities has transformed the towns of occupied Western Sahara into a "real large prison," where "all kinds of human rights abuses are committed." (AllAfrica)

Where Is Algeria?

[Moroccan American Center] In 2007, shortly after Morocco tabled its initiative for autonomy to resolve the dispute in Western Sahara, David Welch, at that time the Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, told a Congressional committee that the United States welcomed Morocco's proposal and found it "serious and credible." Conversely, he testified, "the Polisario proposal does not seem, in our judgment, to contain new ideas." The Moroccan initiative was a substantial goodwill gesture to address repeated calls since 2003 fro (AllAfrica)

Pope Francis Receives Sahrawi Children in Vatican

[SPS] Rome -Pope Francis received Sahrawi children in the Vatican in Rome, in presence of Polisario Front's representative in Italy Omar Mih and representatives of associations supporting the Sahrawi cause, as well as thousands of people from all over the world who came to visit the Catholic Church headquarters. (AllAfrica)

Frente Polisario 'Ready and Willing to Engage in the Negotiation Process'

[Polisario Front] New York -Today, Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Mr. Horst Köhler briefed the UN Security Council on his recent visit to the region and the next steps he intends to take. Taking note of the briefing, the Frente POLISARIO reiterates its commitment to cooperate fully with the Personal Envoy in the framework of the UN political process, and stands ready to engage in the negotiation process, as called for by the Security Council. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Republic and Botswana Establish Diplomatic Relations At Ambassadorial Level

[SPS] Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -The Sahrawi Republic and the Republic of Botswana signed Monday in Addis Ababa a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Anybody On the Same Page? - Robert M. Holley

[Moroccan American Center] At the end of April, the Security Council surprised many observers by renewing the MINURSO mandate for only six months rather than a year, as had been the usual practice over the last decade. That raised a number of questions: Why the change? What did it hope to accomplish? (AllAfrica)