Month: December 2020

sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 25/Dec/2020
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Italy denies intention to open consulate in occupied Western Sahara

Italy has denied recently published information that it intends to open diplomatic representation in occupied Western Sahara, expressing its support for UN efforts on the Sahrawi question. "Regarding what has been reported by an article in the online magazine EL Espanol on the alleged imminent opening of an Italian consulate…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 24/Dec/2020
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UN Security Council/ Western Sahara: Germany warns against Washington partiality

The German delegation to the UN warned against the partiality of the United States, the penholder of the resolutions on Western Sahara, after the outgoing president, Donald Trump, recognized Morocco's alleged sovereignty over the territory. "Being a penholder comes with responsibility. This is accompanied by a strong commitment to solve…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 24/Dec/2020
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Portugal position on Western Sahara unchanged, calls for resumption of negotiations

The Portuguese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed on Wednesday that Lisbon position on Western Sahara conflict "remains unchanged," supporting the relaunch of negotiations as part of the United Nations to reach a solution to the conflict in accordance with Security Council resolutions. "Portugal continues to support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 24/Dec/2020
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AU PSC to urge Morocco, SADR to “prepare ceasefire conditions”

The African Union (AU) asked the Peace and Security Council (PSC) to urge Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to “prepare the conditions of a new ceasefire,” leading to a solution ensuring to the Sahrawi people their right to self-determination. The final decision adopted by the 14th Extraordinary…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 23/Dec/2020
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SPLA continues its attacks against positions of Moroccan occupying forces

The units of the Saharawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) on Wednesday continued their attacks targeting the bases and positions of the Moroccan occupation forces along the berm in the El-Guerguerat area, the Saharawi Defense Ministry said in a communiqué quoted by the Sahrawi news agency (SPS). The ministry specified in…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 23/Dec/2020
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Algerian People’s National Assembly reaffirms support for fight of Sahrawi people for independence

The speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Slimane Chenine expressed Wednesday Algerian MPs' support of the fight of Sahrawi people for independence, denouncing "Morocco' irrational and immoral barter through normalization of relations with the Zionist entity." "Outgoing US President's statement on Western Sahara will in no…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 23/Dec/2020
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Ardern urged to play a positive role in the decolonisation of Western Sahara

Wednesday, 23 December As New Zealanders prepare for Christmas and enjoy food grown using fertilisers from Western Sahara, we hope they spare a thought for the Sahara people who continue to face serious challenges in occupied areas and refugee camps. On December 10, President Trump announced that the United States…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 22/Dec/2020
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UN Security Council: Urgent need to relaunch political process in Western Sahara

Several members of the Security Council on Monday stressed the urgency to resume the political process in Western Sahara, which has been at a standstill since 2019, calling on the parties to the conflict, the Polisario Front and Morocco, to return to the negotiating table without preconditions. Following a Council…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 22/Dec/2020
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Abraham Accord stabs Western Sahara and International Law in the back

Western Sahara and the Trump Administration: The Abraham Accord is a Stabbing in the Back of the Self -Determination Right and the International Legality! By: Mohamed Brahim, Western Sahara Activist. American president Donald Trump announced on Twitter last Thursday (December 10th) that he had signed a proclamation recognizing the sovereignty…

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sumoudsh - 2 years ago at 22/Dec/2020
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South Africa: Morocco’s alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara is incompatible with international law

South Africa's ambassador to the UN, Jerry Matjila, has affirmed that the recognition of Morocco's alleged sovereignty over Western Sahara is "incompatible" with international law, calling for unilateral decisions to be "rejected." “We believe that any recognition of Western Sahara as part of Morocco is tantamount to recognising illegality as…

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