Month: January 2021

sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 31/Jan/2021
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Aminatu Haidar nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Sahrawi imminent human rights defender and President of Sahrawi body against the Moroccan occupation (ISACOM), Aminatu Haidar, is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for her peaceful campaign for an independent Western Sahara, according to the agency Reuters. Reuters evokes nominations supported by various international actors, including Norwegian lawmakers,…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 30/Jan/2021
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Russian Ambassador to Algeria: We do not understand why UN was late in appointing personal envoy for Western Sahara

"We do not understand the reason for the delay of the United Nations in appointing a personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Western Sahara," Russian ambassador to Algeria, Igor Belyaev, said Saturday during his hosting in a debate on the Algerian channel Al-Nahar. The Russian Ambassador indicated that there…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 30/Jan/2021
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San Leon Energy under investigation for Western Sahara activity

The Irish oil and gas exploration company San Leon Energy is under investigation by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in relation to its activities in Western Sahara, media announced. The Global Legal Action Network (Glan), a non-governmental agency, made a formal complaint to the OECD about the…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 28/Jan/2021
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Russia, Algeria reaffirm support for solution to western Sahara conflict in accordance with international law

Russia and Algeria reaffirmed today, Thursday, the position in support of the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara in accordance with international law. In a press statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry following the telephone conversation by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum,…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 28/Jan/2021
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London: UK-Morocco Association Agreement does not apply to Western Sahara

The Association Agreement in force since 1 January between Morocco and the United Kingdom does not include the territory of Western Sahara, indicated the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa and the Commonwealth Office, James Cleverly, responding to a written question from Labour MP Kim Johnson.…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 27/Jan/2021
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British official: UK adopts UN position that Western Sahara is colonial territory

British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly confirmed on Wednesday that his country adopts the United Nations position, which affirms that Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory. In response to questions from MP Kim Johnson, the British official clarified that the United Kingdom considers…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 27/Jan/2021
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US Secretary of State: Some of the incentives that were offered to the four states to improve ties with Israel merited “a hard look”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed on Tuesday that some of the incentives that were offered to the four states to improve ties with Israel merited “a hard look.” The New York Times quoted Blinken as saying during a session of the US Senate that among these incentives are…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 26/Jan/2021
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President Masisi: Morocco must end its illegal occupation of parts of Saharawi Republic

The President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, considered that Morocco must end its illegal occupation of parts of the Saharawi Republic, during his reception of Saharawi Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, who is visiting Botswana as Special Envoy of the Saharawi President, Brahim Ghali.…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 26/Jan/2021
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After meeting with new US Secretary of State, Jim Inhofe is optimistic about Biden administration’s support for international law in Western Sahara.

US Senator Jim Inhofe has revealed that he had discussed at length with the new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken the situation in Western Sahara. "I've talked to Antony Blinken on various issues that I think are important, there's one problem that we've talked about at length, which is…

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sumoudsh - 1 month ago at 26/Jan/2021
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Bundestag: Left group asks 34 questions to German government on serious implications of violating international law in Western Sahara

The left group of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on Friday sent 34 questions to the German Government regarding the situation in occupied Western Sahara. The group's 69 deputies demanded clarification from the federal government on its position on attempts to impose a fait accompli in Western Sahara and Berlin's role…

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