[Africa In Fact]A 2,700km wall of sand and stone divides the territory of Western Sahara into two parts.
Saharawi PM Denounces Morocco's "Support" to Terrorism to Destabilize Region
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Prime Minister of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Abdelkader Taleb Omar on Sunday denounced Morocco's "support" to terrorism, in a bid to destabilize the region, undermining the settlement of Western Sahara question in line with international resolutions.
U.S. Supports United Nations Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Issue - Ambassador
[SPS]Algiers -The U.S. ambassador in Algiers, Mr. Henry S. Ensher, confirmed Sunday in Algiers that the position of the United States on the question of Western Sahara has not changed, adding that his country has always supported the United Nations efforts in order to resolve this issue.
'Unprecedented' Military Reinforcement Arrive in Occupied El Aaiun Pending International Day of Human Rights
[SPS]El Aaiun -Some 3000 element of the Moroccan forces of repression arrived the last two days in the occupied city of El Aaiun in anticipation of demonstrations on the advent of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according the Ministry of the Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.
Ecuadorian FM Reaffirms Support to Saharawis' Right to Self-Determinationa and Freedom
[SPS]Quito -The Foreign Minister of Ecaudor Mr. Ricardo PatiÃ±o reaffirmed Monday evening his country's firm position of support to the Western Sahara issue and the right her people to freedom and self-determination.
Africa Is Not Free As Long As Morocco Occupies Western Sahara, Says Namibian Minister
[SPS]Quito -"Africa will not enjoy freedom as long as Western Sahara occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco," said Mr. Jerry Ekandjo, Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture of Namibia, During a breakfast hosted by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister in honour of the official delegations present at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students, taking place in Quito, capital of Ecuador.
President of Republic Travels to South Africa to Attend Mandela's Funeral - Official
[SPS]Shaheed El Hafed -President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz travels Monday to South Africa, heading an important delegation, to participate in Nelson Mandela's funeral cermonies, said an official source from the Presidency of the Republic.
Office of National Secretariat Warns Against Signing Any Agreement Between EU and Morocco Including Sahrawi Territorial Waters
[SPS]Shaheed El Hafed (sahrawi Refugee Camps) -The Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front renewed the warning that the signing of the European Union to any agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco which includes Sahrawi territorial waters would be a flagrant violation of international law, in a statement following a meeting Saturday chaired by Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, President of the Republic, Secretary general of the Polisario front.
Over 150 African, European Women Stage Sit-in Against Separation Wall in Western Sahara
[SPS]El-Mahbes (liberated Territories) -More than 150 women from about fifteen African and European countries organized Friday a sit-in in front of the separation wall at El-Mahbes, in the liberated territories of Western Sahara, against this 2700km-long construction, along which some 5,000,000 mines are planted.
Dozens Injured During 'Violent' Intervention in Occupied City of El Aaiun
[SPS]El Aaiun -Dozens of Sahrawi citizens were injured Saturday evening by the 'violent' intervention of the Moroccan occupation forces to break up a demonstration in Smara Street in the occuped city of el Aaiun, called for by the Coordination of Gdeim Izik, according to the Ministry of Occupied Territories and Communities Abroad.
Call for Support to Saharawi Women's Fight for Independence
[SPS]Boujdour -The international conference on women's role in liberation movements called Saturday, in the Sahrawi Refugee Camp of Boujdour, for an international support to Saharawi women in their fight for their country's independence.
WFDY Reasserts Right of Saharawi People to Self-Determination
[SPS]Quito (ecuador) -The President of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), comrade Tiago Vieira, renewed support to the right of Sahrawi people to freedom and self-determination, in a speech on the occasion of the 18th World Festival of Youth and Student launched Saturday in Quito, Ecuador.
President of Republic Urges UN to Intervene to Stop 'Repeated' Assaults Against Peaceful Sahrawi Citizens
[SPS]Birlehlu (liberated Territories) -President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz called Sunday on the United Nations to intervene to stop the 'repeated' assaults against the peaceful and defenseless Sahrawi citizens, in a letter to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban ki-moon.
Call for Extending Solidarity Chain With Saharawi Woman
[SPS]Boudjedour (saharawi Refugee Camps) -African women supporting the Sahrawi cause called on for "the extension of solidarity chain with the Sahrawi woman, through new mechanisms aiming at acknowledging her just cause," during an international conference on "the role of woman in liberation movements."
53 Heads of State, Government Confirmed Their Presence At His Funeral
[SPS]Johannesburg (south Africa) -Fifty-three (53) heads of State and government confirmed their presence at Nelson Mandela's funeral, South African's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announced on Sunday.
'Seeking Veracity and Objectivity ... Message of Media' (conference)
[SPS]Shaheed El Hafed (sahrawi Refugee Camps) -The conference on the evaluation of the message of media will be held Monday in the Hall of the Ministry of Culture under the theme 'seeking veracity and objectivity ... the message of media,' according to the organising committee.
President of Republic Travels to South Africa to Offer Condolences On Mandela's Death (official)
[SPS]Shaheed El Hafed (sahrawi Refugee Camps) -President of the Republic Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mohamed Abdelaziz travels Monday to South Africa, heading an important delegation, to offer condolences on Mandela's death, said an official source from the Presidency of the Republic.
Saharawi Embassy Presents Its Condolences to the South African Embassy in Ethiopia
[SPS]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -A Saharawi delegation, composed of diplomats and members of the Saharawi community in Ethiopia, visited the South African Embassy, on Saturday morning to present the condolences and solidarity of the Saharawi people and Government to the people and Government of South Africa for the loss of the African leader and Icon of freedom and liberation, Nelson Mandela.
Sahel Faces Another Food Security Threat
[VOA]Dakar -The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says cereal harvests across much of Africa's Sahel region are expected to decline following late and erratic rains this year. The FAO warns that, as in past years, this could threaten food security in the region unless early intervention measures are taken.
SADR Presidency Declares 3-Day National Mourning in Mandela's Honour
[SPS]Chahid Al Hafed -Presidency of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) declared a three-day national mourning in honour of the spirit of the African leader and former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday evening.