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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)

Sahrawi Political Prisoners Carry On Unlimited Hunger Strike

[SPS] Tiznit -Sahrawi political prisoners Omar Al-Agena and Mustapha Burkaa, members of Sahrawi student group Comrades of El-Wali, have entered day 11 of their unlimited hunger strike, with the Tiznit prison administration unwilling to open a serious dialogue to meet their just demands under the minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners and the Moroccan Prison Administration law No. 98_23. (AllAfrica)

Call for Attaching Greater Importance to Human Rights Situation

[SPS] Geneva -The ambassadors of 16 countries from the five continents called Thursday on the UN Human Rights Council to attach greater importance to the human rights situation in Western Sahara occupied cities. (AllAfrica)

Nouakchott Summit, Turning Point in Handling Sahrawi Issue

[SPS] Nouakchott -Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ould Salek affirmed that the 31st Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government was a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue, stressing that the summit marked " the beginning of the countdown" for Morocco. (AllAfrica)

President Felicitates Algerian Counterpart On Independence and Youth Day

[SPS] Bir Lehlou (Liberated Zones) -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali has sent a letter of congratulation to the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the occasion of the 56nd anniversary of independence and youth day. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Holds Talks With His Mauritanian Counterpart in Nouakchott

[SPS] Nouakchott -Upon his arrival at Oumtounsy International Airport in the Mauritanian Capital, Nouakchott, the President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, held separate talks, on Saturday at the presidential wing at the airport, with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz,. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Arrives in Nouakchott to Partake in 31st African Union Summit

[SPS] Nouakchott (Mauritania) -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, arrived in Mauritania capital Nouakchott, to take part in the 31st ordinary session of African Union Heads of State and Government. (AllAfrica)

AU Summit 31 - The Western Sahara Debate Heats Up

[ISS] The contested Western Sahara, claimed by Morocco, borders Mauritania to the south. It is therefore apt that it is at the 31st African Union (AU) summit in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott that AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat is expected to deliver a much-awaited report on the territory. (AllAfrica)

Why These African Countries Voted Against Morocco for 2026 World Cup

[Guardian] It was funny-depressing to be told on arrival in Port Moresby that Papua New Guinea was a colony of Australia. (AllAfrica)

Who Is Mohamed Al-Bambary and Why Should We Care?

[Daily Maverick] The African Union Summit is the ideal forum in which to place pressure on Morocco to release this media activist and journalist, who has been jailed in Western Sahara for exposing ill-treatment of the Saharawis. (AllAfrica)

Frente Polisario Urges UN to Guarantee the Saharawi People Inalienable Right to Self-Determination and Independence

[SPS] United Nations -the Frente POLISARIO representative to the works of the Special Committee for the Decolonization of Nations United , Mr. Sidi Mohamed Omar has took part in the meeting, dedicated to the issue of Western Sahara at the works of the Special Committee for the Decolonization of Nations United organized at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (AllAfrica)

President of the Republic Arrives to Harare On an Official Visit

[SPS] Harare, Zimbabwe -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has arrived in Harare on a three-day official visit to the Republic of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa - Remarks Following Talks With President Brahim Ghali

[Govt of SA] Remarks to the media by President Cyril Ramaphosa following talks with President Brahim Ghali of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria (AllAfrica)

Saharawi Leader Hails Mnangagwa for Warm Welcome

[The Herald] Saharawi Republic President Mr Brahim Ghali arrived in the country yesterday on a two-day official visit. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa - Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

[Govt of SA] Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria (AllAfrica)

Namibia Shuns Morocco's 2026 World Cup Bid ... Over Western Sahara Issue

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has thrown their weight behind ongoing continental and international efforts to free the people of Western Sahara from the oppressive jaws of Morocco, after the football association resolved at last Saturday's executive meeting not to support Morocco's bid for the 2026 World Cup. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Receives President Abraham Ghali of Saharawa Arab Democratic

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 05 June 2018, receive the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, for a Working Visit. (AllAfrica)

Masisi, Ghali Discussions Fruitful

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic president, Mr Brahim Ghali departed on June 2 morning ending his three day official visit to Botswana. (AllAfrica)

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)