January 2018

El Guergarat crisis: Morocco against dispatching UN mission

New York, January 8, 2018 (SPS) - Morocco had strongly opposed the United Nations’ request to dispatch a technical mission to El Guergarat to examine ways to resolve the crisis in this buffer zone in the south of Western Sahara, The Polisario Front told APS on Saturday.

President of Republic receives reply from UN Secretary-General

Shaheed El-Hafed, January 8, 2018 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received on Saturday a reply from Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in which he indicated that Polisario Front had responded positively to his intention to send a technical mission to the region.

Polisario Front attributes to Morocco current tension in El Gargarat

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), January 6, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front affirmed that the current tension in El Gargarat is due to the flagrant violation by Morocco of the ceasefire agreement and the Military Agreement No. 1.

UN chief concerned over rising tensions in al Guerguerat

New York, Jan 7, 2018 (SPS) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concerns over the recent tension in the buffer strip of Al Guerguerat, calling on Morocco and Polisario Front for restraint.

"The Secretary General is deeply concerned over rising tensions near al Guerguerat, in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara, between the Moroccan sand wall and the Mauritanian border," said UN deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq.

National Council renews election of deputy speaker and chairpersons of committees

National Council, 6 January 2018 (SPS) - The National Council (Parliament) has renewed its bodies by electing a deputy speaker and chairpersons of the committees.

Permanent Bureau of National Secretariat praises steady readiness of Saharawi People’s Liberation Army

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), January 6, 2018 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has praised disposition and preparation of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in case of any eventuality.

Polisario Front reiterates willingness to cooperate with efforts of United Nations for decolonization of Western Sahara

Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), January 6, 2018 (SPS) - The Polisario Front reiterated on Thursday its willingness to cooperate with the efforts of the United Nations for the decolonization of Western Sahara and the application of the provisions of the peace plan of the African Union-United Nations of 1991 aimed at organizing the referendum on self-determination so that the Saharawi people can decide their own future.

WSRW denounces the illegal financing of the EU to the fishing projects of Morocco in occupied Western Sahara

London, Jan 05, 2018 (SPS) - The Observatory of Western Sahara Resources Watch (WSRW) has denounced the illegal financing of the European Union to the fishing projects of Morocco in occupied Western Sahara.

WSRW affirmed that in 2017, Morocco devoted most of the financial support of the European Union (EU) to fisheries for the illegal development of this industry in occupied Western Sahara, with the "explicit approval" of the European Union.

Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources

Chahid El-Hafed, Jan 02, 2018 (SPS) – The General Assembly of the Sahrawi Lawyers Union has denounced the plunder and the illegal exploitation of Western Sahara natural resources by the Moroccan occupation forces.

Uruguayan Parliament expresses support for Sahrawi people's struggle

Montevideo (Uruguay), January 1, 2018 (SPS) - Member of the Uruguayan Senate, Robin Martinez, from the National Party, made a statement before the Senate that received the unanimous support of its members, in which he expressed support to the struggle of the Sahrawi people and their just cause.