[DW] Algeria said its decision was due to Spain's "unjustifiable turnaround" over the Western Sahara region. Earlier this year, Spain recognized Morocco's plans for the disputed territory, sparking tensions with Algeria.
[SPS] Castries (Saint Lucia) -- The Polisario Front representative to the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Omar, stressed that the exercise by the Sahrawi people of its right to self-determination will remain "the only option" to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, warning against the Moroccan project to "change the demographic nature of the territory.
[SPS] New York -- The New York Support Group for the Independence of Western Sahara called on the UN Security Council to find a way to enable the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to accomplish its main mission consisting in the organization of a referendum on self-determination in Africa's last colony.
[SPS] New York -- The representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nations and Coordinator with MINURSO Sidi Mohamed Omar underlined that the only applicable option for the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara is to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination and independence.
[DW] Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez and Moroccan King Mohammad VI met in Rabat after a year of tense relations. Spain said it backed the kingdom's plan of limited autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty for Western Sahara.
[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The United Nations Security Council will meet on 20 April to discuss the conflict in Western Sahara, indicated the United Kingdom, which chairs the UN executive body for the current month.
[MAP] Rabat -- The U.S. position on the Moroccan autonomy initiative in the Sahara has been constant for several U.S. administrations, said Tuesday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
[The Point] The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI), Ebrahim Sillah, says the ECOMIG Forces (Senegalese) stationed in the Fonis are not there to aid and abet the ongoing war in the Senegalese region of Cassamance.
[DW] Karima Benyaich, recalled by Rabat last year, is back in Madrid after Spain changed its policy on Western Sahara. But Algeria, which opposes Spain's backing of Morocco's plans for the region, has now recalled its envoy.
[SPS] Algiers -- Participants in the Diplomatic Forum of Solidarity with the Sahrawi people affirmed, Monday in Algiers, the imperative to allow the Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination, calling on the United Nations (UN) to accelerate the process of decolonization of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.
[SPS] Brussels -- Spain has a legal, historical, political and moral responsibility towards the Sahrawi people, and must assume its role in achieving the decolonization of occupied Western Sahara, affirmed the President of the Republic, Secretary- General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya has prioritized discussions on the contested Western Sahara territory in the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) with President Uhuru Kenyatta slated to host high-level talks on February 16.
[SPS] Madrid (Spain) -- The Spanish coordination for solidarity and friendship with the Sahrawi people and the Sahrawi diplomatic mission in Madrid started on Tuesday, a meeting to reviewing and adapting the program of work and strategy in order to set up a leading action plan in line with the challenges of the current situation, which is marked with the resumption of war and the Continuation of human rights violations by the Moroccan occupation authorities in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
[SPS] Bir Lahlou (Liberated Territories) -- Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) have targeted sites of the Moroccan occupation soldiers in the sectors of Hawza, Farsia and Awsard, indicated a military communiqué No. 443 of the National Ministry of Defense.
[SPS] El Aaiun (Occupied Territories) -- The Moroccan occupation authorities at the occupied Airport of El Aaiun banned Thursday the President of the Sahrawi Body against Moroccan Occupation (ISACOM), Aminatou Haidar, from travelling to Spain, on the grounds that it did not have a Moroccan vaccination passport, refusing to recognize the Spanish-European vaccination passport that she holds.
[allAfrica] In November 2020, the Moroccan government sent its military to the Guerguerat area, a buffer zone between the territory claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Guerguerat border post is at the very southern edge of Western Sahara along the road that goes to Mauritania.
[Algerie Presse Service] SMARA (Sahrawi refugee camps)- The Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, began on Saturday his visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps from the province of Smara, his second visit to the region since his appointment last November.
[SPS] Bir Lahlou -- Units of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army (SPLA) have carried out new attacks against the forces of the Moroccan occupier in the Al Mahbas sector, the Ministry of Defense indicated on Monday in its military communiqué No. 417.
[SPS] Dakhla (Refugee Camps) -- President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, inaugurated Monday the regional hospital in the wilaya of Dakhla, the refugee camps, after the rehabilitation and restoration it underwent.
[SPS] Shahid El-Hafed -- President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, received Saturday the new leadership elected by the 9th Congress of the Sahrawi Workers Union (UGTSARIO), held in the wilaya of Dakhla 12-14 December.
[SPS] Rabat -- The Progressive Democratic Youth Movement denounced on Monday the repression carried out by the Moroccan Makhzen regime against peaceful demonstrators, announcing its intention to engage in all forms of legal struggle to defend freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate.
[SPS] Shahid Hafed -- The Association of the Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared and the Committee of the Mothers of the 15 Sahrawi abductees, has called in a joint statement, the United Nations to put pressure on the regime of the Moroccan occupier, in order to reveal the fate of these young people since the year 2005.