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Russia to the Security Council - 'We Stand for Well-Balanced and Unbiased Policy for Western Sahara Settlement'

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -The Deputy Permanent Representative of Russian Federation to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, affirmed that Russia stands for well-balanced and unbiased policy for Western Sahara settlement", in his country's Explanation of Vote on UN Security Council's resolution 2494 adopted last 30th October on Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Envoy Calls for Thorough Consultation for Future Minurso Mandate Renewals

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -The official Press Agency of the People's Republic of China, Xinhua, indicated that Chinese UN envoy called on Wednesday 30th October on the members of the Security Council to hold thorough consultation on future mandate renewals of the UN mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO). (AllAfrica)

EU Does Not Recognize Morocco's Sovereignty Over Western Sahara

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -The European States have finally and clearly recognized that Morocco was not sovereign over the Western Sahara territory in accordance with "extension" agreements sealed in early 2019 between the European Union (EU), said Lawyer of the Polisario Front, Gilles Devers. (AllAfrica)

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Calls for a Referendum and Human Rights Protection in Western Sahara

[SPS] Willington (New Zealand) -New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) called on Tuesday on the United Nations to organise, without further delays, a self-determination referendum for the people of Western Sahara, considering it to be the only possible solution to this last case of decolonisation in Africa. (AllAfrica)

The Kingdom of Lesotho Rejects Moroccan Allegations

[SPS] Maseru (Lesotho) -The Kingdom of Lesotho expressed its attachment to its historic and distinguished relations with the Sahrawi Republic, affirming its support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, and demanding the implementation of the UN Mission's mandate consisting in the organization of a self-determination referendum. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Calls On Morocco to End Its Occupation of Parts of Saharawi Republic's Territory

[SPS] Maseru (Kingdom of Lesotho) -The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho called on Morocco, in a Press Release issued Wednesday, to end its illegal occupation of parts of the territories of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). (AllAfrica)

Summary of Statement of Frente Polisario On Question of Western Sahara Before UN Fourth Committee

[SPS] New York (UN) -Summary of the Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on the Question of Western Sahara before the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee) (AllAfrica)

Morocco and Western Sahara - A Decades-Long War of Attrition

[The Conversation Africa] It's been more than 40 years since Morocco claimed sovereignty over Western Sahara, setting off a conflict that seems no closer to resolution. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Nigeria to Halt Sardine, Fertilizer Importation From Morocco

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara, has said it has began processes to halt the importation of sardines and other goods as part of sanctions on Morocco to end continued exploitation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. (AllAfrica)

End Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara Now

[allAfrica] The Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was declared by independence forces in 1976, after colonial power Spain withdrew from the territory known as Western Sahara. The SADR controls the eastern part of the territory, while Morocco rules the western section, including the capital, Aaiun. The SADR was accepted as a member nation of the African Union in 1982, and the United Nations has been trying to broker a peaceful settlement for decades. Human rights organizations cite frequent suppression of dissent (AllAfrica)

Investigate Brutal Crackdown on Sahrawi Protesters

[AI London] The Moroccan authorities must impartially and effectively investigate the use of excessive force by the security forces against Sahrawi protesters in Laayoune who were celebrating Algeria's football victory in the Africa Cup of Nations on 19 July, said Amnesty International today. (AllAfrica)

Aminatou Haidar, the 'Gandhi of Western Sahara'

[SPS] New York -Aminatou Haidar, Sahrawi human rights defense icon was paid a glowing tribute by an American newspaper, labeling her the "Gandhi of Western Sahara" in a long portrait of her career and fight for peace. (AllAfrica)

Unanimity On Role of Civil, Political Society Organizations in Raising Awareness of Sahrawi Cause

[SPS] Boumerdes, New York -Speaking at the Summer University of the executives of the Polisario Front and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Algerian and Sahrawi experts on Saturday unanimously agreed on the need to bolster role of Sahrawi civil and political society organizations in raising the awareness of peoples worldwide of the legitimacy of the Sahrawi cause. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Reiterates Support for Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination and Independence

[SPS] Boumerdes, Algeria -Ambassador of Namibia to Algeria, Mrs. Panduleni-Kaino Shingenge, has reiterated the firm support of Namibia for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Repression - Protection of Unarmed Sahrawis Required

[SPS] Boumerdes (Algeria) -Sahrawi Prime Minister Mohamed Wali Akeik called Saturday, in Boumerdes (50-km east of Algiers), on the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General to "assume full responsibility" in the protection of disarmed Sahrawi people, facing Moroccan repression. (AllAfrica)

Finan and Vermeren - EU Violates Rulings of the European Court On Western Sahara to Pay the 'Good Conduct' of Morocco

[SPS] Paris (France) -Mrs. Khadija Mohsen-Finan and Mr. Pierre Vermeren, assured in a collective article they published on July 27th on the French newspaper "Le Monde", that in order to pay the "good conduct" of Morocco, the European Union did not hesitate to violate the judgments of the European Court of Justice relating to Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Polisario Front Warns Chinese Sinochem Group Against Its 'Illegal, Unethical and Immoral' Import of Stolen Phosphate From Western Sahara

[SPS] Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) -The Member of Polisario Front's National Secretariat Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. M'hamed Khadad, warned Chinese, Sinochem Group, against its "illegal, unethical and immoral" import of stolen phosphate cargos from the occupied territories of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

13 Saharawi Detainees Including 4 Minors Presented to Moroccan Colonial Courts in Occupied El Aaiun

[SPS] El Aaiun (Occupied Territories) -13 young Saharawi detainees, including 4 minors, were presented on Monday 22 July, before Moroccan colonial justice courts system, after they were arrested Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 July' following police and para-military crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in occupied El Aaiun, Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Tenth Edition of Sahrawi Summer University Kicks Off in Boumerdes

[SPS] Boumerdes (Algeria) -The activities of the 10th Edition of the Summer University of the Executives of the Frente POLISARIO and the Sahrawi State kicked off Saturday at the University of Mohamed Bougherra in Boumerdes, Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Swapo Youth League Demand Immediate Independence of Western Sahara and Halt of Natural Resources' Theft By Morocco

[SPS] Windhoek (Namibia) -Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) addressed a letter of solidarity Today to Polisario's Youth organisation, UJSARIO, calling for the immediate independence of Western Sahara and prompt halt of Moroccan human rights violations and illegal exploitation of the natural resources of Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Forces Intervene Violently Against Sahrawi Fans Celebrating Victory of Algerian Football Team

[SPS] El-Aaiun -The Moroccan occupation forces intervened violently against hundreds of Sahrawi citizens who took to the streets on Friday evening, in El-Aaiun, occupied capital of Western Sahara, in celebration of the Algerian football team's victory in the African Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Algeria/Western Sahara - Three Dissidents Behind Bars

[HRW] Tunis -The government-in-exile that administers the camps in Algeria for refugees from Western Sahara is detaining three critics while an investigating judge explores treason and other charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara Conflict Resolution, 'Key' Solution to Security in Maghreb and Sahel

[SPS] Paris -The resolution of the Western Sahara conflict, enshrining the independence of its territory, is a "key" solution to security and stability in the Maghreb and Sahel regions, said speakers at a conference held at the French Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Security, Stability in North Africa to Be Achieved Only With Western Sahara's Decolonization

[SPS] Paris -South African activist for social justice, human rights and environment Catherine Constantinides affirmed that "security and stability in North Africa won't be achieved without the decolonization of Western Sahara, stressing the need to resolve the conflict which has lasted more than 40 years. (AllAfrica)

Conference in Geneva On Sahrawi People Rights Abuse

[SPS] Geneva -The UN Human Rights Council hosted Wednesday a conference on the Moroccan occupation attacks on the economic, social and cultural rights in Western Sahara and the negative role of some European countries, which hinders the settlement of the conflict, contribute directly to perpetuate the sufferings of the Sahrawi people. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Hails Algeria's Steadfast Position Towards Sahrawi Issue

[SPS] Wilaya De Smara -The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, praised on Wednesday the "firm" position of Algeria towards the Sahara issue. (AllAfrica)

Occupied Western Sahara - Amnesty Denounces Moroccan Repression Against Sahrawi People

[SPS] London; -Non-governmental organization Amnesty International denounced on Tuesday the pressure exerted by the authorities of the Moroccan occupation against peaceful demonstrations in the occupied Sahrawi cities. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Is Algeria's Perceived Weakness Its Strength? - Robert M. Holley

[Moroccan American Center] The city streets in Algeria are once again full of protesters. It is not the cost of living or the lack of employment opportunities for youth that has the crowds singing anthems and carrying signs. It is the idea of a fifth term as president for an enfeebled and seriously diminished Abdelaziz Bouteflika that has the demonstrators demanding change. Since his medical emergency in 2013 when he was hospitalized at Val de Grace in Paris following what was reported to have been a severe stroke, the 82 year-old B (AllAfrica)

Morocco, the Western Sahara and SA's Inverted Moral Compass

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's foreign policy is my moral compass. Whatever it is vociferously for, I am instinctively against. This is not only down to its ambivalence towards human rights abuses and electoral niceties (which it once deemed to make a policy lodestar) over at least two decades in Zimbabwe, but its spectacular record in supporting authoritarian regimes across the globe, from voting in the United Nations to selling arms. (AllAfrica)

Opening of 8th Congress of National Union of Sahrawi Women

[SPS] Awsard -The work of the 8th congress of the National Union of Saharawi Women (NUSW) began Saturday in the wilaya of Awsard, Saharawi refugee camps, which bears the name of Martyr Sidami Mokhtar Ahmed, under the theme "Together we march towards victory and liberation." (AllAfrica)

Oott - Conasadh Asks UN for an Independent and Complete Investigation Into Saharawi Citizen Death Circumstances in Occupied Dakhla

[SPS] Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories of the Saharawi Republic), 05 Feb, 2019 (SPS) - The National Saharawi Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) asked the United Nations for an independent and complete investigation into the circumstances of the death of Saharawi citizen Sidahmed in occupied Dakhla, accusing the Moroccan occupation government of the legal and criminal responsibility of this atrocious crime and of all the deliberate murders committed against the Sahrawi citizens. (AllAfrica)