April 2016

President Raul Castro reiterates support to Saharawi people's struggle for independence

Havana, April 17, 2016 (SPS) - The President of the Republic of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz, reiterated Saturday solidarity with the Saharawi people in the struggle against the occupation of their territory, the VII Congress of Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.

Cornell University organizes conference on self-determination in Western Sahara

New York, April 16, 2016 (SPS) - On April 18, 2016, Cornell Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (New York, USA) will spotlight the fight for self-determination in Western Sahara—often referred to as Africa’s last colony, on Monday, April 18, 2016, at 1:25 – 2:25 Eastern Standard Time, at Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Room 277, the organizers have indicated in a statement.

Demonstration of Sahrawi nationals in Paris to denounce occupation, claim self-determination

Paris, April 16, 2016 (SPS) - Many Sahrawi nationals held Saturday in Paris a sit-in in Trocadero (Paris) near Morocco’s embassy in France to denounce “oppression” exerted by Moroccan authorities on the Sahrawi people since 40 years.

Raising the flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), demonstrators chanted “No alternative to self-determination,” while denouncing the “oppression” exerted by Moroccan authorities against the Sahrawi people “in complicity” with France. 

"We support Saharawi people's cause until independence" (Spanish civil society, political parties)

Madrid (Spain), April 16, 2016 (SPS) - Hundreds of Spaniards representing organizations and political parties backing Saharawi people expressed Saturday, in Madrid, their "unfailing  support" to the Saharawis, who have been struggling against Moroccan occupation, for more than 40 years, to "recover independence and their basic rights in line with the international legality."

National Council holds special session for government programme of action

9 June School, April 16, 2016 (SPS) - The National Council held Saturday its first special session to examine the government’s programme of action, a programme that emanated from the first meeting of the National Secretariat following the 14th Congress of the Polisario Front.

Regional conference on “developments of Sahrawi cause” in Djanet

Djanet (Algeria), April 16, 2016 (SPS) - A regional conference on “developments of the Sahrawi cause” will be held Sunday in Djanet (Ilizi), Algeria, by the National Algerian Committee of solidarity with Western Sahara” to “assess the latest developments of this issue and security challenges resulting from these developments,” according to organizers.

Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad condoles family of Shaheed Ibrahim Sikka

Shaheed El Hafed, April 16, 2016 (SPS) – The Ministry of Occupied Territories and Community Abroad sent Saturday a message of condolences to the family of Shaheed Ibrahim Sikka who died Friday in the Moroccan city of Agadir as a result of torture by the Moroccan security forces.

President of Republic urges UN to take “concrete measures” regarding “dangerous development” in Western Sahara

Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories), April 16, 2016 (SPS)- President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, urged the United Nations to take “concrete measures” regarding the “dangerous developments” in Western Sahara to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination on the basis of a “fair and democratic” solution.

Death of Sahrawi Prisoners Brahim Sikka

Agadir (Morocco), April 15, 2016 (SPS) – the Sahrawi prisoners Brahim Sikka died on Friday in Agadir, after his health deteriorated due to torture inflicted upon him by Moroccan jails’adminstration , reported source from the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abraod .


Sahrawi Women Union SG takes part in ECOSOC extraordinary session

Lusaka (Zambia), April 15, 2016 (SPS) – the Secretary General of the Sahrawi  Women Union, Ms. Fatima Mahdi, participated today in the works of an extraordinary session of the Standing Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Council "ECOSOC" in the capital of Zambia to Lusaka.