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Sudan - Spain Cooperation in Tourism Discussed

[SNA] Khartoum -Undersecretary of Ministry of Information and Culture Dr Garaham Abdul Gadir met in his office Thursday with Spanish Ambassador to Sudan, Mr. Alberto Ucelay and discussed ways of boosting cooperation in area of tourism. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Senator Inhofe Discusses Military Cooperation on Trip to Continent

[United States Senate] U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a delegation to Africa to discuss the importance of continued military cooperation in the region. The delegation, which included Sen. Rounds, Sen. Boozman, Rep. Kelly and Rep. Walberg, visited partners in Uganda, Ghana and Mauritania, in addition to meeting with the leadership of the G5 Sahel. Specific meetings included President Yoweri Museveni and Minister of Defense Adolf Mwesige, Uganda; Minister of Defense Dominic Nit (AllAfrica)

Non-Self-Governing Territories - UN Must Continue to Be Forum for Dialogue On Decolonization

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -The United Nations must continue to be a forum for dialogue on decolonization as 17 territories around the world are still waiting to be self-governing, said UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria Reiterates Support to Western Sahara People's Just Cause

[SPS] Abuja -Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria has reaffirmed his country's firm position over the just cause of Western Sahara people and their right to self-determination. (AllAfrica)

South Africa Will Continue Urging Morocco to Honour UN Resolution On Western Sahara and the Conflict Will Remain On AU Agenda

[SPS] Cape Town (South Africa) -South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Naledi Pandor, declared that her Government "will continue to urge Morocco to act in honour of UN resolutions and the AU to ensure that struggle remains on its agenda", in her statement before South African Parliament last Tuesday in Cape Town. (AllAfrica)

The Opening of a Consulate of Cote d'Ivoire in Occupied El Aaiun Is an Act of Aggression Against the Saharawi People's Sovereignty

[SPS] Bir Lehlou (Liberated Territory) -The Saharawi Ministry of the Foreign Affairs considered in a press release issued on 18 February that the opening of a Consulate of Cote d'Ivoire in the occupied city of El Aaiun is an act of aggression against the Saharawi people's sovereignty. (AllAfrica)

Europe Mulls Forceful Presence in Conflict-Torn Sahel

[VOA] The European Union is being urged to become more militarily involved in Africa's Sahel region amid a possible drawdown of U.S. troops and a fast-growing Islamist insurgency. (AllAfrica)

South African President Reiterates Support for Right of Sahrawi People to Self-Determination and Independence

[SPS] Addis Ababa -South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, reaffirmed the support of the African Union for the independence of the Sahrawi Republic, the founding member of the African Union. (AllAfrica)

Faki Reiterates AU's Responsibility to Resolve Conflict in Western Sahara

[SPS] Addis Ababa -Chairman of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki said Sunday, in Addis Ababa, that the issue of Western Sahara and the crisis in Libya "extend the responsibilities" of the Pan-African organization in the settlement of these two conflicts. (AllAfrica)

Smara to Host Festivities Commemorating 44th Anniversary of Sadr's Proclamation

[SPS] Shaheed El-Hafed -The province of Smara will host this year the festivities commemorating the 44th anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said Saturday head of the Polisario Front's National Secretariat Khatri Adouh. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Meets With UN Secretary General in Addis Ababa

[SPS] Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Gali, has met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, at the request of the latter as part of the official consultations between the Saharawi party and the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Africa Insiders - Morocco Slowly Tightens Its Grip on Western Sahara

[African Arguments] The essentials:  Morocco's parliament has passed two laws that formalise the annexation of Western Saharan territorial waters. While this does not present a fundamental change of the status quo, the move underscores the intractability of the conflict and the risks Morocco is willing to take to secure its economic interests. It comes shortly after a potential deal in which Israel and Morocco would normalise relations - in return for the US recognising of Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara (AllAfrica)

Journalist and Writer Rosa Montero Will Receive Juan Antonio González Carballo 2020 Solidarity Award

[SPS] Seville (Andalusia) -The Association of Friendship with the Saharawi People of Seville has decided to recognize the well-known Spanish journalist and writer Rosa Montero Gayo (Madrid with its Solidarity Award Juan Antonio González Carballo 2020) , January 3, 1951), "in recognition of his professional career as a journalist and writer linked to just causes and, among them, the struggle of the Saharawi people for their freedom and independence. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Oversees Conclusion Health Coordination and Consultation Table

[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -Prime Minister Mr. Buhraya Hamudi Bayun, has oversaw the conclusion of the Coordination and Consultation Table in the health field, in the presence of Mrs. Jira Bulahi, along with high seniors officials of Sahrawi Government. (AllAfrica)

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)