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Botswana, Saharawi Strengthen Relations

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi meeting President Brahim Ghali of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic during official talks at Office of the President in Gaborone yesterday (May 31). (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Youths Express Solidarity With Sahrawi

[New Era] Windhoek -The Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) on Monday staged a peaceful demonstration at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, in solidarity with the people of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Namibia, Western Sahara Reaffirm Ties

[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob has asserted Namibia and Western Sahara - a territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa - enjoy outstanding relations, rooted in their quest for freedom and independence. (AllAfrica)

We Want Western Sahara Independent - Geingob

[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has called on the international community to compel Morocco to implement a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Western Sahara's independence. (AllAfrica)

President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Visits

[Namibia Economist] The President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Brahim Ghali is currently on a state visit in the country at the invitation of President Hage Geingob. (AllAfrica)

Watchdog Slams Authorities Over Arbitrary Detentions of Sahrawi Journalists

[SPS] London -Adala UK, an organization based in London which deals with human rights in occupied Western Sahara, said it is "extremely concerned" about the extent of Moroccan intimidations and arbitrary detentions against Sahrawi journalists. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Liberated Territories, Camps Are Open, Transparent Regions

[SPS] Algiers -The ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algiers Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Wednesday that the refugee camps and the Sahrawi liberated territories are open and transparent regions unlike the situation in Sahrawi territories occupied and besieged by Morocco. (AllAfrica)

University Students Federation of Uruguay Praises Saharawi People Struggle to Their Self-Determination

[SPS] Montevideo -The Federation of University Students of Uruguay (ASCEEP-FEUU), has expressed its solidarity with the just cause of the Saharawi people in a communiqué of the Federal Council of the Uruguayan student organization. (AllAfrica)

Portuguese Parliament Approves Motion of Support for Sahrawi People's Self-Determination

[SPS] Lisbon -Portuguese Parliament has approved a motion of support for Sahrawi people in their struggle for independence, and in which the MPs called on the government to promote an action in favour of the right of Sahrawis to self-determination, said local media. (AllAfrica)

Algeria Firmly Condemns, Totally Rejects Moroccan FM's Irresponsible Statements

[SPS] Algiers -Algeria on Sunday expressed its "firm condemnation" and "total rejection" of Moroccan Foreign Minister's irresponsible statements against it, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi President Ghali - "We Will Win. It's a Matter of Time"

[SPS] Awserd (Refugee Camps) -The Sahrawi President, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, said Thursday that the Sahrawis who resist and remain committed to their right to independence and freedom, will "win" because it is "a matter of time, even though the situation would require more sacrifices." (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Reiterates Willingness to Resume Direct Talks With Morocco

[SPS] Chahed El-Hafed -Frente POLISARIO has reiterated its willingness to cooperate constructively for the immediate resumption of the direct negotiations with the Kingdom of Morocco, without preconditions and in good faith, in order to allow Sahrawi people exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence. (AllAfrica)

Why Clashes Are On the Rise Between Farmers and Herdsmen in the Sahel

[The Conversation Africa] As fireworks were lighting up the skies to usher in the New Year across the world, gunfire was echoing out in Nigeria's Benue State. On this night alone, 73 people were killed and hundreds were injured after herdsmen unleashed terror in two local government areas mostly populated by farmers. (AllAfrica)

Saharawi Delegation Takes Part in International Solidarity Forum With Cuba On the Occasion of Workers International Day

[SPS] Havana -- A Saharawi delegation has participated in the International Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, where more than a thousand delegates from all continents took part, representing the trade union movements on the occasion of the International Day of Workers. (AllAfrica)

Frente Polisario Denies Morocco's Allegations After Breaking Off Its Relations With Iran

[SPS] Algiers -The Frente POLISARIO denied Morocco's allegations according to which the POLISARIO has relations with Iran in the military field, defying Rabat to present evidence of these "false allegations," after deciding to break off its relations with Teheran "because of its support to POLISARIO." (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Republic Participates in the Japan-Africa Public Private Economic Forum

[SPS] Sandton -The Saharawi Republic has participated Thursday in the work of the Japan-Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Cuts Ties With Iran for Alleged Arms Delivery to Western Sahara Rebels

[Deutsche Welle] Morocco has accused the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah of arming the Western Sahara independence movement. The Polisario Front has been fighting Moroccan forces in an area Sahrawi refugees claim as home. (AllAfrica)

Security Council Renews UN Mission in Western Sahara

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara until 31 October 2018, calling for a "realistic, practicable and enduring" political solution to end the decades‑old conflict. (AllAfrica)

Minurso - Security Council's Resolution 'Turning Point' in Handling Sahrawi Issue

[SPS] New York -The resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by six months represents a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue by the Security Council, said M'Hamed Khedad, the Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO. (AllAfrica)

EFF Calls On Safa to Boycott Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid Due to Morocco's Colonial Occupation Western Sahara

[EFF] The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) calls on the South African Football Association (SAFA) not to support Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid due to Morocco's colonial role and illegal occupation of Western Sahara. Morocco through its illegal occupation continues with the subjugation of the people of Western Sahara through their occupation. Morocco does not believe in values of self-determination. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Refutes Moroccan Allegations On Buffer Zone

[SPS] Bir-Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has affirmed that Morocco has undertaken during the last days, an unprecedented frenetic media and diplomatic disinformation campaign in a maneuver that aims to distort the reality of the facts on the ground and create confusion within public opinion. (AllAfrica)

Settlement of Conflict in Western Sahara - There Is No Alternative to Negotiations

[SPS] Algiers -Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel underlined Tuesday, in an interview with France 24, that there is no alternative to negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front for the settlement of the conflict of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Memorial Service Is Held to Honour Late Boukhari Ahmed

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -A memorial service has been held at the President of the Republic to honour late martyr Sahrawi diplomat Ahmed Bukhari, who passed away on Tuesday after a long illness as he was carrying out his national duties as a Frente POLISARIO representative to the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Govt Mulls 'Options' Over Polisario Front's Western Sahara 'Incursions'

[Deutsche Welle] Morocco's top diplomat has threatened unilateral action against the Polisario Front for alleged incursions in UN-monitored buffer zones in Western Sahara. The Polisario Front seeks independence for the disputed region. (AllAfrica)

UN Denies Morocco's Accusations of Frente Polisario Soldiers' Presence in Guerguerat

[SPS] New York -The United Nations denied Monday Morocco's accusations that the Frente POLISARIO had deployed soldiers in Guerguerat, stressing that the MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara) has recorded no violation of the ceasefire in this buffing zone. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Congratulates Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

[SPS] Bir-Lehlou -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has sent a congratulatory message to His Excellecy Mr. Abiy Ahmed on his investiture as the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

Serbia Reiterates Its Position On Western Sahara Issue Based On International Law

[SPS] Belgrade -Serbia has reiterated its constant position on the issue of Western Sahara based on the provisions of international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, in response to Moroccan propaganda. (AllAfrica)

Conflict Resolution - Morocco Is Afraid of Negotiation

[SPS] Algiers -Member of the Frente POLISARIO National Secretariat and Sahrawi coordinator with the Minurso M'hamed Khadad said Wednesday that Morocco was "afraid of negotiation" to settle the Western Sahara conflict and underlined "a lack of willingness" to engage in the UN-backed process. (AllAfrica)

Settlement of Western Sahara Conflict - Kohler Meets With Moroccan Delegation in Lisbon

[SPS] Lisbon -The Personal Envoy of the UN General Secretary for Western Sahara Horst Kohler has met on Tuesday in Lisbon a Moroccan delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, announced the Moroccan Foreign Ministry on his tweeter account. (AllAfrica)

Australia Reiterates Its Support for UN Efforts to Solve the Conflict in Western Sahara

[SPS] Sydney (Australia) -Responsible for North Africa and the Middle East in the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Matthew Neuhaus clarified that his country supports the efforts of the United Nations and its Envoy to solve peacefully, the conflict of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Sahel Region - EU Hosts High Level Conference to Strengthen International Support

[PR Newswire] Brussels -The Sahel region faces a number of pressing challenges such as extreme poverty, frequent food and nutrition crises, conflict, irregular migration and related crimes such as human trafficking and migrant smuggling. Violent extremism also poses a serious security challenge to the region and has potential spill-over effects outside the region, including Europe. (AllAfrica)