April 2016

AU denounces expulsion of MINURSO members by Morocco

Addis-Ababa, April 20, 2016 (SPS) - President of the African Union Commission (AU) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma denounced the expulsion by Morocco of members of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), stressing that Rabat's decision is a "dangerous precedent."

Campaign in Denmark against illegal investments in occupied Western Sahara

Copenhagen (Denmark), 19 April 2016 – Danish banks and pension funds should not make the occupation a good business for Morocco.  "Drop investments in Africa's last colony”, “Don’t support illegal occupation”, “#DisinvestSahara and stop the theft,” written, among other things in the flyers and on the banners in street action organized by Afrika Kontakt Organisation activists on Monday in Copenhagen in front of Scandic Hotel, where JØP held their general annual meeting.

Mogherini urged to intervene on expulsion of MINURSO staff by Morocco

Brussels, April 19, 2016 (SPS) - European deputies, concerned by the situation in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, urged the European Commission, particularly the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, to intervene on the expulsion of the civilian staff of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by Morocco.

Ban Ki-moon demands MINURSO activities be fully restored

New York, April 19, 2016 (SPS) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged the Security Council" to restore and support the mandated role" of the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), following the staff cuts ordered by Morocco.

Ban Ki-moon: It is time to engage in "serious negotiations" to settle Western Sahara conflict

Washington, April 19, 2016 (SPS) -The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon affirmed Tuesday that "it is time to engage in serious negotiations" leading to the self-determination of the Western Sahara people.

Occupied Western Sahara: France has “key role” in resolution of conflict

Paris, April 16,2016 (SPS) - France has a “key role” to play in the resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara, said Monday a French deputy from the socialist parliamentary group (Meurthe-et-Moselle), underlining that there “is no alternative to the total respect to the United Nations resolution 1514.”

SADR expresses condolences to Ecuador on tragic earthquake

Bir Lahlou, April 16, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, on Sunday sent a message of condolences to the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, following the devastating earthquake that hit this nation leaving hundreds of deaths, injuries and material damage.

Security Council must assume its responsibilities to preserve stability in region

Djanet (Algeria), April 18, 2016 (SPS) - Participants in the regional conference on Western Sahara unanimously urged Sunday in Djanet (province of Illizi) the UN Security Council to assume its responsibilities for the preservation of stability, favour the self-determination referendum and force Morocco to respect decisions of international legality.

Security Council has to get serious over Western Sahara issue

Djanet (Algeria), April 18, 2016 (SPS) - The head of the delegation of the Algerian National Committee for Solidarity with Saharawi People in Djanet (province of Illizi), Boudjemaa Souileh, urged Sunday the UN Security Council to get serious about Western Sahara issue, stressing that it is first and foremost a matter of "peace and security in the region."

Western Sahara conflict: Regional conference in Djanet on related security, political challenges

Djanet (Algeria)- A regional conference on Western Sahara conflict will open Sunday in Djanet (Illizi, 1850-km southeast of Algiers) to address the security and political challenges related to the conflict and means to strengthen the internal front against these challenges.