April 2016

AU Special Envoy Joaquim Chissano condemns Moroccan expel of 84 international civil staff of MINURSO

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, yesterday condemned the Moroccan expel of 84 staff from the civilian component of UN mission (MINURSO), during a meeting of UN Security Council at the request of Angola and Venezuela.

 

Joaquim Chissano dubbed the Moroccan decision disrespect to the UN and the UN Secretary General as well as the UN Security Council.

 

Africa should play a leading role in the efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara (AU Special Envoy)

New York, April 27, 2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, said that Africa should play crucial role in the efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara in his meeting with UN Security Council.

Joaquim Chissano urges the UN to resolve the Western Sahara conflict

New York, April 27,2016 (SPS) - The Special Envoy of African Union for Western Sahara, Joaquim Chissano, yesterday urged the UN to urgently resolve the conflict of Western Sahara and criticized the measures taken by Rabat against UN mission (MINURSO).

 

President of Republic congratulates his South African counterpart on the occasion of his country Freedom Day

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), ), April 27,2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, sent a congratulatory message to South African President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Freedom Day of his country.

Western Sahara: Security Council must take firm decisions, says Addouh

Algiers, April 27,2016 (SPS) - President of the Saharawi National Council, Khatri Addouh, called Tuesday the Security Council to take "firm" and "courageous" decisions in favour of Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

Western Sahara: Sahrawi Army ready to any Moroccan escalation

Aghouinit, (Liberated Saharawi Territories), April 27,2016 (SPS) - The Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (ALPS) is ready to any Moroccan escalation, said Saturday Sahrawi Minister of Defence Abdelah Lehbib.

In his address at the end of the military manoeuvres carried out last Saturday in the region of Aghouinit, in the Sahrawi liberated territories, Lehbib said that the "Army has the necessary human and material resources to counter any escalation."

Western Sahara people peace proponents not warmongers

Aghouinit (Liberated Saharawi Territories), April 27,2016 (SPS) - Saharawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar said Western Sahara people are "proponents of peace not warmongers," calling on the UN to assume its responsibilities towards the Saharawi cause by organizing a referendum on self-determination. 

Western Sahara: MINURSO’s mandate must be extended to human rights (EuroMed Rights)

Copenhagen (Denmark), April 26, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Euro-Mediteranean network of Human Rights (EuroMed Rights), Michel Tubiana called on, in a letter addressed to the Member States of the United Nations Security Council, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) and to extend this mission to include  a review of the human rights situation.

Ould Khelifa reiterates Algeria’s conviction about fairness of Sahrawi cause

Algiers, April 26, 2016 (SPS) - The Speaker of the People’s National Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa reiterated Monday Algeria’s unchanging position about the conflict in Western Sahara and its “conviction about the fairness of this cause which benefits from an ongoing support following the diplomatic successes recognized by several European Parliaments.”

UN Security Council to meet Tuesday on Western Sahara at AU's request

Washington, April 26, 2016 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council will receive the Special Envoy of the African Union Commission's Chairperson for Western Sahara, Joakim Alberto Chissano, to discuss the recent developments in the occupied Sahrawi territories.

The meeting, which will be held at the request of the AU Peace and Security Council, will be devoted to the examination of the status quo prevailing in Western Sahara.

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