M'hamed Khadad Affirms to Radio of Algeria 'SADR Will Be At the EU-AU Summit'
[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -The Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO, M'hamed Khadad, told Algeria's National Radio that the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) will be present at the EU-AU Summit, which will take place on November 29 and 30 in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan.
35th Foprel Calls for Peaceful Solution to Sahara Issue Under Moroccan Territorial Integrity
[MAP] Rabat -The Rabat Declaration, which was adopted unanimously here on Tuesday by the participants in the 35th Forum of Presidents of the Legislative Bodies of Central America and the Caribbean Basin (FOPREL), calls for the support of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful, final and negotiated solution to the Sahara issue under the Moroccan territorial integrity and sovereignty, in accordance with the principles of the FOPREL.
Frente Polisario Destroys 2,500 Antipersonnel Mines
[SPS] Tifariti (Western Sahara) -The Frente POLISARIO has destroyed before international representatives 2,500 anti-personnel and antitank mines, collected in the liberated territories of Western Sahara, especially along the Moroccan wall of 2700 kilometers that divides the territory
HM the King - No Settlement of Sahara Issue Is Possible Outside Morocco's Full Sovereignty and Autonomy Initiative
[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI reiterated, Monday, the Kingdom's firm position on the Moroccan Sahara question, stressing that no settlement of this issue is possible outside Morocco's full sovereignty over its Sahara, and outside the autonomy initiative.
World Peace Council - Morocco Attempt to Deny Access to Sahrawi Occupied Territories 'Will Not Succeed'
[SPS] Sao Paolo (Brazil) -The World Peace Council strongly condemned the expulsion of several MEPs from Morocco-occupied Western Sahara as they were preparing to go to the occupied territories to inquire about the human rights situation, claiming that the kingdom's attempt to prevent access to the occupied Sahrawi territories "will not succeed".
New Clash in the AU Over Western Sahara
[ISS] Just six months on the job, African Union (AU) Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat has to handle a diplomatic crisis that is causing a rift in the organisation. He must solve the conundrum around the participation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of Western Sahara in the 5th AU-European Union (EU) Summit at the end of next month.
WSRW Sheds Light On Ill Exploration of Oil Near Dakhla
[SPS] London -The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) on Saturday released a report in which it shed light on illegal exploration of oil for the second time by the US Company Kosmos Energy near Dakhla (Western Sahara).
AU-EU Summit of Abidjan - Confirmed Participation of SADR
[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (RASD) will be present at the AU-EU Summit scheduled for the end of November in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and thus, after having received a invitation from the bureau of the President of the African Union just like the other member countries said Saturday, the Sahrawi minister of Information.
UN News Centre Must Be in Harmony With Principles of Objectivity, Ethics, Says Algeria's Deputy Representative
[SPS] New York (UN) -Algeria's Deputy Representative to the United Nations Mohammed Bessedik said that the UN news centre must be in harmony with the principles of objectivity, ethics and equality that govern the work of the UN organization.
Sahrawis Reiterate Willingness to Cooperate for Western Sahara's Decolonization
[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -- The Sahrawi Council of Ministers reiterated the Sahrawi side's willingness to cooperated with the United Nations to complete the decolonization process of Western Sahara and condemned "Morocco's stubbornness" which flouts the resolutions of the international legality, warning against the possible effects of the deadlock in the Sahrawi issue.
Horst K√∂hler Heads New UN Bid to Resolve Western Sahara Dispute
[Deutsche Welle] A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst K√∂hler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco and refugee camps in southwest Algeria.
UN Security Council to Visit Sahel
[Centre 4s] Under the French presidency, the Security Council will visit the G5 Sahel States this week. That is a regional grouping composed of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad. Countries that are experiencing a security crisis since 2005, the year of the first major Western hostage-taking and the year of major armed attacks against the national security forces. The Sahel is also a transit area where various trafficking, especially in drugs, cigarettes and human beings, has gradually become widespread.
FM Holds Working Sessions With UNSG Personal Envoy for Moroccan Sahara
[MAP] Rabat -Foreign minister Nasser Bourita held working sessions, on Oct. 16-17 in Rabat, with UN Secretary General Personal Envoy for the Sahara Horst K√∂hler, said a statement by the foreign affairs ministry.