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Sahara Negotiations - Redux or Moving Forward ?

[Moroccan American Center] Horst Kohler, the United Nations Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, recently announced his plan to hold talks with Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front. Appointed August 16, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Kohler has invited the two parties to Berlin in the near future, and although this is a first time the talks are to be held there, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be more successful than his predecessors. He is the fourth Personal Envoy s (AllAfrica)

Morocco Must End Occupation of AU Member Country, Says Ould Salek

[SPS] Algiers -Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Morocco must put an end to its occupation of the territories of an African Union's member state as it has joined the African institution. (AllAfrica)

SADR Has the Right to Demand AU Military Intervention If Morocco Rejects Peaceful Solution

[SPS] Algiers -"The SADR, as a member country of the AU has the right to demand the AU military intervention if Morocco refuses the peaceful solution to Western Sahara conflict and if it rejects the direct negotiations, proposed by UN Special Envoy Horst Kohler," Sahrawi Foreign Minister, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek told a news conference he hosted at the headquarters of the Sahrawi Embassy in Algiers. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Reiterates Support for Efforts of UN Secretary-General and His Personal Envoy for Solution to Western Sahara Conflict

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front reiterated on Sunday its support for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, and his Personal Envoy, Mr. Horst Koehler, in the search for a solution to the Sahrawi-Moroccan conflict that guarantees the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination. (AllAfrica)

AU Thirtieth Summit Calls for Resumption of Direct Negotiations Between Its Two Members Sadr and Morocco

[SPS] Addis Ababa -The final statment that closed the Thirtieth Summit of the African Union (AU), held on the 28th and 29th of January in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, specifically called for the resumption of direct negotiations between its two member states, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Kingdom of Morocco. (AllAfrica)

AU XXXth Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa Works Concludes

[SPS] Addis Ababa -The works of the Thirtieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) wrapped up on Monday with the commitment of African leaders to seek institutional reforms and strengthen the unity of the continent. (AllAfrica)

France Is Committed to Continue Its Support to the Saharawi People

[SPS] Paris -The General Assembly of the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in France (AARSD) expressed on Sunday its willingness to continue its cooperation with the Sahrawi refugee camps and to undertake new initiatives in favor of respect for human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

African Court On Human and Peoples' Rights Organises Sensitisation Seminar to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

[africancourt] The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) will undertake a sensitisation mission to the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) from 5 to 7 February, 2018. The sensitisation mission is part of the on-going efforts of the Court to interact with different stakeholders in order to deepen their understanding of the Court's mission and importance and to encourage States to ratify the Protocol establishing the AfCHPR and deposit the declaration under Article 34(6), which allows direct access to the (AllAfrica)

Swiss Multinational Glencore Ends Its Illegal Oil Exploration in Occupied Western Sahara

[SPS] London -The Swiss multinational Glencore has ended all its illegal oil exploration activities in the territorial waters of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco, said the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Forces Intervene Violently Against Funeral Tent of Deceased Deida Ould Yazid

[SPS] El-Aaiun -The Moroccan forces intervened Thursday violently against the funeral tent of deceased father Deida Ould Yazid in the occupied city of El-Aaiun, reported SPS correspondent on the scene. (AllAfrica)

Postponement of the Students Detainees Trial of 'El Luali Comrades'

[SPS] Marrakesh -The Marrakesh Court of Justice has decided to postpone the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners ,well known El Luali comrades ,to the February 13, justifying that by the absence of four detainees. (AllAfrica)

Saharawi Delegate in Murcia Region Is Received By Murcia Authorities - Press

[SPS] Murcia -.The Minister of Presidency and Development, Pedro Rivera, accompanied by the Director General of the European Union, External Action and Cooperation, Manuel Pleguezuelo, today received the Saharawi delegate in the Region of Murcia, Fatma Mohamed Salem, accompanied by members of her delegation and of the Saharawi Sonrisa Association of Murcia, to study the solidarity actions promoted by the regional government and reiterate the Executive's commitment to the Saharawi people, "which is reflected in actions s (AllAfrica)

ANC Reaffirms Its Support to Saharawi People Inalienable Right to Self-Determination and Independence

[SPS] Pretoria -The African National Congress (ANC) has reaffirmed its support for the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence. (AllAfrica)

Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with assurances to investors, business people, farmers and minorities feeling threatened by the change. (AllAfrica)

Can Ramaphosa Revitalise South Africa's Foreign Policy?

[ISS] Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country's lacklustre and sometimes corrupt and ideologically clouded policies - domestic and foreign. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Receives Reply From UN Secretary-General

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Saturday a reply from Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in which he indicated that Polisario Front had responded positively to his intention to send a technical mission to the region. (AllAfrica)

El Guergarat Crisis - Morocco Against Dispatching UN Mission

[SPS] New York -Morocco had strongly opposed the United Nations' request to dispatch a technical mission to El Guergarat to examine ways to resolve the crisis in this buffer zone in the south of Western Sahara, The Polisario Front told APS on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

UN Chief Urges Easing of Tensions in Guerguerat Area

[UN News] Deeply concerned over rising tensions near Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for maximum restraint in the area. (AllAfrica)

Sahara Issue - National Congress of Chile Adopts Resolution in Support of Morocco's Autonomy Initiative

[MAP] Santiago -The National Congress of Chile voted by a huge majority, on Wednesday in Valparaiso, to support a resolution in support of the Moroccan autonomy initiative. (AllAfrica)

Emilia Romagna Parliament President Receives Sahrawi Minister of Public Health

[SPS] Emilia Romagna (Italy) -The President of the Parliament of Emilia Romagna, Simontina Salera, received Wednesday, the Minister of Public Health, Mohamed Lamin Dadi. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwean President Reiterates Unwavering Support to Saharawi People's Right to Independence

[SPS] Harare -Zimbabwean President ,Emmerson Mnangagwa, reiterated his country's unwavering support and solidarity with the struggle and right of the Saharawi people to independence, emphasizing the promotion and consolidation of relations between Zimbabwe and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Delegation Takes Part in Zanu-PF Extraordinary Congress

[SPS] Harare (Zimbabwe) -A delegation of the Saharawi Republic took part Friday in the Extraordinary Congress of the Party of the African National Union of Zimbabwe (Patriotic Front - ZANU-PF), held in Harare . (AllAfrica)

South Africa Reaffirms Commitment to Saharawi People

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -The Ambassador of South Africa in Algeria, Dennis Dlomo, reaffirmed, on Tuesday, in the Forum of the Memory, dedicated to the Martyr Mohamed Abdelaziz, the commitment of his country with the right of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Must Stop Trying Political Saharawi Activists

[SPS] Paris (France) -Saharawi Minister of the Occupied Territories and Diaspora Mohamed Ouali Akeik on Tuesday demanded that Morocco stop trying Saharawi activists for their political views, using confessions obtained under torture. (AllAfrica)

Nehawu Condemns the Selling Out of the Saharawi Struggle Against Moroccan Colonialism

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union [NEHAWU] is shocked that the ANC resolutions and Alliance policies are once again being openly defied. President Jacob Zuma is reported to have recently said of Morocco "we need to have relations with them, we never had problems with them anyway". (AllAfrica)

AU/EU Summit - Libya's Modern Slavery, Western Sahara Tensions Under Scrutiny in Abidjan

[Daily Maverick] The theme is, as usual, worthy. But the real interest is also, as usual, the drama on the margins. That's how summits work, at least in Africa. By PETER FABRICIUS. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Asks Socialist International to Play a More Active Role in Ending Occupation of Western Sahara

[SPS] Barcelona -The Frente POLISARIO's representative in Madrid, Mr. Abidin Bachraya asked "the Socialist International (IS) to play an active role to end the human tragedy that the Saharawi population is living as a result of the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco " (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Inaugurates Shop for Package and Distribution of Hygiene Materials

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, on Saturday inaugurated a shop for package and distribution of hygiene materials for the Saharawi refugees, under the name of "Gdeim Izik," during his presence to celebrate the Sahrawi National Day for Equipment. (AllAfrica)

New Zimbabwean President Reiterates Support to Just Struggle of Saharawi People

[SPS] Harare -The new Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has reiterated the firm and principled support of his country to the Sahrawi and Palestinian issues, in a speech delivered in Harare after his investiture. (AllAfrica)

NUSW Condemns Persistent Moroccan Violations of Human Rights Against Saharawi Women

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -The National Union of Saharawi Women (NUSW) condemned on Friday the continuous and serious violations of human rights committed by the Moroccan regime against the Sahrawi women in the occupied cities of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Calls for Immediate Application of UN Resolutions On Western Sahara

[SPS] Windhoek (Namibia) -The Republic of Namibia, called for urgent implementation of the United Nations resolutions related to the Saharawi question that guarantee the right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence in the framework of the annual meeting organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia, for the accredited diplomatic corps, diplomatic missions and international organizations, the minister of foreign affairs of Namibia, presented her country's position on the different international issues, reiterati (AllAfrica)