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Alfonso Dastis reaffirms Spain support to Sahrawi people’s self-determination

Alfonso Dastis reaffirms Spain support to Sahrawi people’s self-determination

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dastis on Wednesday  reaffirmed his country’s support to the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, recalling that Spain has a “historical and emotional” connection with occupied Western Sahara people. “The Spanish government supports the UN Secretary General efforts in assisting the parties to finding just, lasting […]

President Ghali hopes Trump administration will speed up democratic solution in Western Sahara

President Ghali hopes Trump administration will speed up democratic solution in Western Sahara

President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has expressed hope that the US current administration led by Donald Trump will contribute in accelerating a just, lasting and democratic solution in Western Sahara, through the urgent application of the UN and AU settlement plan in 1991. President Ghali highlighted in an interview […]

Morocco, the Western Sahara and democracy

Morocco, the Western Sahara and democracy

Indigenous Sahrawi people react during the funeral of Western Sahara’s Polisario Front leader Mohamed Abdelaziz in Tindouf, Algeria June 3, 2016 In a unilateral move, Morocco has decided to withdraw from the Alkrkrat Sahara region, fuelling a conflict that was already on the verge of eruption in the area. For those who do not know […]

Cabinet sets action plan for reconstruction of Liberated Zones of Western Sahara

Cabinet sets action plan for reconstruction of Liberated Zones of Western Sahara

The Council of Ministers set during a meeting Friday in the liberated town of Bir-Lehlu, an action plan for the reconstruction of the liberated zones of Western Sahara to realize the decisions of the 14th Congress of the Polisario Front and the Government programme for the year 2017. In a statement, the meeting addressed organizational […]

Standoff in Guerguerat should not mask the root of the problem which is the Western Sahara conflict

Standoff in Guerguerat should not mask the root of the problem which is the Western Sahara conflict

Deputy Minister for Europe, Mohamed Sidati, has affirmed in an interview with Euronews Chanel “the standoff in Guerguerat occurred because Morocco violated the cease-fire by crossing the wall” and “tensions had been growing, but that should not mask the root of the problem which is the Western Sahara conflict.” Below is the text of the […]

United Nations welcomes Moroccan pullout from Western Sahara buffer area

United Nations welcomes Moroccan pullout from Western Sahara buffer area

The United Nations is welcoming the pullout of Moroccan security forces from the tense border strip in southern Western Sahara and is calling on the Polisario Front independence movement to also withdraw its fighters. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and a Polisario representative late […]

Sahrawi official reveals extent of Morocco plunder of Sahrawi resources

Sahrawi official reveals extent of Morocco plunder of Sahrawi resources

President of the Sahrawi Petroleum and Mining Authority, Ghali Zbeir, revealed Saturday in Algiers the extent of Morocco plundering of the Sahrawi resources, notably phosphate and fishery products. He warned against the continuing complicity of certain foreign companies despite the binding ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Speaking to the […]

Security Council concerned about deadlock in Western Sahara peace process

Security Council concerned about deadlock in Western Sahara peace process

The Security Council, which gathered Wednesday, expressed its concern about the deadlock in Western Sahara peace process and the security risk in El Guergarat buffer zone. “Several members of the Security Council, including permanent members, expressed their preoccupation concerning the lack of negotiations between the two parties to the conflict,” the Polisario Front representative to […]

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

The Moroccan Authorities continued to repress the peaceful demonstrations in Western Sahara in 2016, and to expel journalists, foreign activists and human rights activists and to bar them entry to this territory, said the latest annual report of Amnesty International, published on Tuesday. In its assessment of the world’s human rights in 2016, Amnesty International […]

EU should seize Morocco’s accession to AU to reopen negotiations on Western Sahara conflict

EU should seize Morocco’s accession to AU to reopen negotiations on Western Sahara conflict

The European Union (EU) should seize the opportunity of Morocco’s accession to the African Union (AU) to reopen negotiations between the Sahrawi authorities and Morocco with a view to resolving the conflict, said EU MP Diane Dodds. In a written question to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica […]

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