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Sahrawi Army Continues Attacks Against Moroccan Forces for 66th Day

[SPS] Bir Lahlou -- The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) continued its attacks against the positions and entrenchments of the Moroccan occupation forces, behind the Wall of Shame, for the 66th consecutive day, a statement from the Sahrawi Ministry of Defence said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Algerian-South African Joint Declaration in Line With AU Demands

[Algerie Presse Service] Sahrawi Ambassador to South Africa, Mohamed Yeslem Beissat said that the Joint Declaration of Algeria and South Africa was in line with the requirements of the African Union (AU) regarding the need to meet the minimum conditions, namely Resolution 690 and the organization of the referendum to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

South African Diplomat Calls On Biden to Help Bring an End to the Illegal Occupation of Western Sahara

[SPS] Pretoria (South Africa) -- Former South African Ambassador to Cuba and Chief of Staff in the office of ANC Secretary General, Phatse Justice Piitso, adressed an Open Letter to Joe Biden, Friday 1 January, calling on the US President elect to set things right and help end the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Security Council Sends Strong Message to Us, Morocco On Decolonization

[SPS] Algiers -- Frente POLISARIO's representative to France, Mohamed Sidati, said the Saharwi people embarked, since November 13, in a second war of liberation, following Morocco's aggression against Saharawi civilians, stressing UN Security Council's recent strong message to the United States and the Moroccan occupier which attempt to derail the decolonization process. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - France, Spain Are Complacent Towards With Moroccan Occupier

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- France and Spain, two member states of the European Union (EU), are complacent with the Moroccan occupier with regard to Western Sahara conflict, said the Polisario Front representative in Europe and the EU, Oubi Bouchraya, regretting the attitude of these two countries which have shown their willingness to trample on their own rights to please the Moroccan occupation regime. (AllAfrica)

Moroccan Scholar Mohammed Cherkaoui Threatened Because of Position

[SPS] Washington -- Moroccan researcher and professor specialized in the matter of conflict settlement in the US University George Mason, Mohammed Cherkaoui said he was the subject of "smear campaign and threats" because of his position on the outgoing US President Donald Trump announcement on Western Sahara. (AllAfrica)

Food Aid Caravan to Head On 7 January for Sahrawi Refugee Camps

[SPS] Algiers -- A food aid caravan for the Sahrawi refugees will head on 7 January for the refugee camps in Tindouf, announced Saturday representatives of the civil society and the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA) in a solidarity sit-in with the Sahrawi people at the headquarters of the Sahrawi embassy in Algiers. (AllAfrica)

President Masisi to General Assembly - UN Must Achieve Total Decolonisation and Self-Determination of All Peoples

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, stressed on the need to achieve "decolonisation and self-determination to all peoples", in his speech before the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, held last Monday. (AllAfrica)

Hage Geingob - Namibia Continues Supporting Western Sahara Right to Self-Determination and Freedom

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, expressed his country's continued support to the freedom of Western Sahara from Moroccan occupation, in his speech yesterday before the 75th UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

President of Republic Congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau On National Day

[SPS] Bir Lahlou -- President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, H.E. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the independence of his country. (AllAfrica)

Saharawi Organ Against Moroccan Occupation Affirms Attachment to Saharawi People's Right to Freedom and Independence

[SPS] El Aaiun (Saharawi Republic) -- Saharawi Organ against the Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM- in its Spanish abbreviation), affirmed attachment to the right of the people of Western Sahara to freedom and independence, in its Founding Communiqué issued Sunday 20 September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Bachelet Wants to Dispatch New Mission to Western Sahara

[SPS] Geneva (United Nations) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday, in Geneva, that she "look forward to discussing" the parameters of a new technical mission to Western Sahara in order to "identify critical human rights issues" in the territory. (AllAfrica)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Reported Moroccan Harassment Against Saharawi Human Rights Defenders

[SPS] Geneva (UN) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, informed the UN Human Rights Council about harassment and reprisal of Saharawi human rights defenders by Moroccan authorities, in the annual report of UN Commissioner, her Office and the UN Secretary General. (AllAfrica)

Boukadoum Reiterates Algeria's Support for Self-Determination Right

[SPS] Algiers -- Head of the Algerian diplomacy, Sabri Boukadoum, reiterated Algeria's consistent position regarding the inalienable right of Sahrawi people to self-determination in accordance with international legitimacy. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi People's Right to Self-Determination - Polisario Wants Concrete Actions From UN

[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The Polisario Front said Sunday it expects "concrete actions" from the United Nations that demonstrate the willingness of the UN to hold a referendum on self-determination in occupied Western Sahara, pointing to the inaction of the Security Council and the General Secretariat. (AllAfrica)

UN - Over 240 NGOs Demand Rapporteur On Human Rights in Sahrawi Occupied Territories

[SPS] Geneva -- Over 240 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) composing the Geneva Support Group for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Western Sahara on Saturday advocated the creation of a mandate of special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Sahrawi occupied territories. (AllAfrica)

Ministerial Delegation Inspects Units Specialized in Combating Smuggling and Organized Crime

[SPS] Liberated Teritories -- The ministerial delegation, which is visiting the liberated territories of the Sahrawi Republic as part of the policy of accelerating their development and reconstruction, has arrived at the headquarters of the Special Units on Combating Smuggling and Organized Crime. (AllAfrica)

Gradual Stability in the Number of Coronavirus Cases

[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -- Dr. Mohamed Salem Chej, the official spokesman for the National Committee for the Prevention of Coronavirus, has Tuesday confirmed that the Sahrawi refugee camps began to witness stability in the number of cases; as no case has been recorded for the sixth consecutive day. (AllAfrica)

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)