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President of Republic Receives UNHCR Representative in Algeria

[SPS] Shaheed Alhafed -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Monday the representative of UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Algeria, Hamdi Bukhari, following the end of his duties, in the presence of President of the Sahrawi Red Crescent, Buhbeini Yahya, and assistants of the UN official. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Delegation Participates in Inauguration of Venezuelan President

[SPS] Caracas -A high-level Sahrawi delegation led by Minister Delegate in charge of Latin America and the Caribbean, Mansour Omar, participated Friday in the inauguration ceremony of Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, for a second term. (AllAfrica)

USA Congress Does Not Recognize the Pretended Sovereignty of Morocco Over Western Sahara

[SPS] Washington -The House of Representatives of the United States approved a bill that excludes Western Sahara from financial aid for the year 2019 destined for Morocco in the budget of public expenditure, unlike In recent years, particularly in 2018, an American position confirms that Morocco has no sovereignty over Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

SADR Takes Part At 2rd in Meeting of AU Technical Committee On Trade, Industry and Mining

[SPS] Addis Ababa -The second meeting of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mining continued for the third consecutive day at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)

New Zealand - Friends of Sahrawi People Demonstrate Against Arrival of Shipment Carrying Sahrawi Phosphate

[SPS] Dunedin (New Zealand) -Friends of the Sahrawi people in New Zealand organized a demonstration to denounce the arrival of a shipment loaded with Sahrawi phosphate bound for the city of Dunedin in southern New Zealand, calling for stopping this "theft and crime". (AllAfrica)

President Brahim Gali Receives Letter of Thanks From His Angolan Counterpart

[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories) -The President of the Republic, Mr. Brahim Gali received a letter of thanks from his Angolan counterpart, Mr. João Lourenço in response to the congratulatory message sent by the Saharawi leader on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Angola. (AllAfrica)

AWSA Holds Its Annual Assembly, Welcomes Geneva Negotiations

[SPS] Sidney (Australia) -Australia Western Sahara Association (AWSA) on Wednesday held its annual assembly in Sidney, Australia, evaluated its work in the past year and drew up a schedule for the next year, and elected a new leadership. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi Republic Takes Part in AU Meeting On Rights of Women and Girls

[SPS] Addis Ababa -Minister of Social Welfare and Promotion of Women, Mahfuda Rahal, has taken part in the meeting under the auspices of the African Union to accelerate the ratification, domestication and implementation of the Protocol on Women's Rights. (AllAfrica)

SA Welcomes Resumption of Peace Talks On Western Sahara

[SAnews.gov.za] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the resumption of peace talks on the situation in Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

'Peaceful Solution' to Western Sahara Conflict Is Possible - UN Envoy

[UN News] The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the Organization's representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned "in the first quarter of 2019". (AllAfrica)

First UN-Sponsored Western Sahara Talks in Six Years Begin in Geneva

[UN News] Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara - the first in years - the Organization announced on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

2nd Day of Round Table On Regional Dispute Over Moroccan Sahara Opens in Geneva

[MAP] Geneva -The second day of the round table on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara began Thursday morning at Geneva's Palace of Nations, with the participation of a Moroccan delegation led by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita. (AllAfrica)

14th Edition of Fisahara Kicks Off in Wilaya of Dakhla

[SPS] Wilaya of Dakhla -The 14th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara (FISAHARA) under the theme: "Enhancing cultural front for protection of national identity" was launched Sunday evening in the wilayaof Dakhla. (AllAfrica)

Trump Urged to Call for Morocco to End Illegal Occupation of Western Sahara or Hold Referendum Before End of Year

[SPS] Washington, D.c. -A letter signed by American Voters and international human rights advocates, was delivered to the White House today calling for U.S. President Donald J. Trump to pressure Morocco to end its illegal occupation of Western Sahara or hold the long promised referendum before the end of the year. The letter circulated by the U.S. Western Sahara Foundation cited the strong parallels between the Western Sahara issue and the themes on which Trump campaigned for President when he spoke about the "forgotten men and w (AllAfrica)

Saharawi President Brahim Gali Arrives to Mexico

[SPS] Mexico City -The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Ghali, will arrived to Mexico City in a working visit to Mexico where he will participate in the investiture ceremony of the President-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, (AllAfrica)

Minister of African Affairs Received At Ugandan Foreign Ministry

[SPS] Kampala (Uganda) -A delegation led by the Minister Delegate in Charge of African Affairs, Hamdi Alkhalil Mayara, was received at the Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Ugandan Minister of State for International Relations Henry Oryem Okello, who stressed the strength of his country's relations with Sahrawi Republic and its support for the Sahrawi people's just struggle. (AllAfrica)

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)