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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)

M'hamed Khadad Affirms to Radio of Algeria 'SADR Will Be At the EU-AU Summit'

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -The Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO, M'hamed Khadad, told Algeria's National Radio that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) will be present at the EU-AU Summit, which will take place on November 29 and 30 in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan. (AllAfrica)

35th Foprel Calls for Peaceful Solution to Sahara Issue Under Moroccan Territorial Integrity

[MAP] Rabat -The Rabat Declaration, which was adopted unanimously here on Tuesday by the participants in the 35th Forum of Presidents of the Legislative Bodies of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL), calls for the support of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful, final and negotiated solution to the Sahara issue under the Moroccan territorial integrity and sovereignty, in accordance with the principles of the FOPREL. (AllAfrica)

Frente Polisario Destroys 2,500 Antipersonnel Mines

[SPS] Tifariti (Western Sahara) -The Frente POLISARIO has destroyed before international representatives 2,500 anti-personnel and antitank mines, collected in the liberated territories of Western Sahara, especially along the Moroccan wall of 2700 kilometers that divides the territory (AllAfrica)

HM the King - No Settlement of Sahara Issue Is Possible Outside Morocco's Full Sovereignty and Autonomy Initiative

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI reiterated, Monday, the Kingdom's firm position on the Moroccan Sahara question, stressing that no settlement of this issue is possible outside Morocco's full sovereignty over its Sahara, and outside the autonomy initiative. (AllAfrica)

World Peace Council - Morocco Attempt to Deny Access to Sahrawi Occupied Territories 'Will Not Succeed'

[SPS] Sao Paolo (Brazil) -The World Peace Council strongly condemned the expulsion of several MEPs from Morocco-occupied Western Sahara as they were preparing to go to the occupied territories to inquire about the human rights situation, claiming that the kingdom's attempt to prevent access to the occupied Sahrawi territories "will not succeed". (AllAfrica)

New Clash in the AU Over Western Sahara

[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of Western Sahara in the 5th AU-European Union (EU) Summit at the end of next month. (AllAfrica)

WSRW Sheds Light On Ill Exploration of Oil Near Dakhla

[SPS] London -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) on Saturday released a report in which it shed light on illegal exploration of oil for the second time by the US Company Kosmos Energy near Dakhla (Western Sahara). (AllAfrica)

AU-EU Summit of Abidjan - Confirmed Participation of SADR

[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD) will be present at the AU-EU Summit scheduled for the end of November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and thus, after having received a invitation from the bureau of the President of the African Union just like the other member countries said Saturday, the Sahrawi minister of Information. (AllAfrica)

UN News Centre Must Be in Harmony With Principles of Objectivity, Ethics, Says Algeria's Deputy Representative

[SPS] New York (UN) -Algeria's Deputy Representative to the United Nations Mohammed Bessedik said that the UN news centre must be in harmony with the principles of objectivity, ethics and equality that govern the work of the UN organization. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawis Reiterate Willingness to Cooperate for Western Sahara's Decolonization

[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -- The Sahrawi Council of Ministers reiterated the Sahrawi side's willingness to cooperated with the United Nations to complete the decolonization process of Western Sahara and condemned "Morocco's stubbornness" which flouts the resolutions of the international legality, warning against the possible effects of the deadlock in the Sahrawi issue. (AllAfrica)

Horst Köhler Heads New UN Bid to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute

[Deutsche Welle] A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst Köhler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco and refugee camps in southwest Algeria. (AllAfrica)

UN Security Council to Visit Sahel

[Centre 4s] Under the French presidency, the Security Council will visit the G5 Sahel States this week. That is a regional grouping composed of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. Countries that are experiencing a security crisis since 2005, the year of the first major Western hostage-taking and the year of major armed attacks against the national security forces. The Sahel is also a transit area where various trafficking, especially in drugs, cigarettes and human beings, has gradually become widespread. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara Decolonization to Be Debated in Paris

[SPS] Paris -Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings in Paris and its suburbs, as of Friday. Discussions will focus on Europe's role in this conflict, especially that of France, Morocco's only support, which occupies this non self -governing territory since 1975. (AllAfrica)

FM Holds Working Sessions With UNSG Personal Envoy for Moroccan Sahara

[MAP] Rabat -Foreign minister Nasser Bourita held working sessions, on Oct. 16-17 in Rabat, with UN Secretary General Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst Köhler, said a statement by the foreign affairs ministry. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Must Take Urgent Action to Stop the Suffering of Saharawi Prisoners and Their Families

[SPS] The Moroccan authorities have spent decades imprisoning Saharawis who support self-determination in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara. They then send detainees to prisons in Morocco, thus depriving them of their basic rights such as family visits, medical attention and opportunities to study. (AllAfrica)

SADR FM - 'France Obstructs the Holding of a Referendum On Self-Determination in Western Sahara'

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said today at a press conference in the Algerian capital, Algiers, that "France is obstructing the holding of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara," adding that the same country "prevents through the Security Council that MINURSO fulfill its mandate, which is to organize a referendum for that the Saharawi people can decide thei (AllAfrica)

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)