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April 2024

Venezuela and Sahrawi Republic Sign educational training agreement

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Caracas (Venezuela), April 30, 2024 (SPS) - The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have signed an agreement for international cooperation in training and advancing technical and professional education.

President of Republic congratulates his South African counterpart on Freedom Day

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Birlehlou (Liberated Territories), 27 April 2024 (SPS) -  President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, has sent a message of congratulations  to President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Mr. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, on the occasion of his country's celebration of Freedom Day.

The full text of the message:

“HE Mr. Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa

President of the Republic of South Africa


Bir Lehlou, 26 April 2024

Your Excellency and Dear Brother,

US State Department report: Bleak picture of human rights in Morocco, occupied Western Sahara

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Washington, 27 April 2024 (SPS) - A US State Department human rights report paints a bleak picture of the human rights situation in Morocco and occupied Western Sahara, listing several violations recorded in 2023.

Particularly critical of the Moroccan authorities, the report highlights a series of human rights violations, including cases of torture in detention, reporting cases of torture in detention, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of demonstrators for the independence of Western Sahara by the security forces.

National Secretariat demands that Spain assume its responsibilities towards Sahrawi people

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Shaheed El-Hafed, April 26, 2024 (SPS) - The National Secretariat of the Polisario front, in a statement issued at the conclusion of its fourth ordinary session, called on Spain to assume its historical, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities as the administering power of the territory of Western Sahara, in order to enable the Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination.

Algeria - Canada: Convergence of views on Sahrawi and Palestinian causes, confirmation of support for international efforts towards resolution

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Algiers, April 26, 2024 (SPS) - Algeria and Canada have expressed convergence of views on various regional and international issues, particularly the Sahrawi and Palestinian causes, reaffirming their support for international efforts in these issues.

A statement by the Algerian Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) indicated that the Speaker of the Council, Salah Goudjil, received Thursday, in Algiers, the speaker of Canada's House of Commons, Greg Fergus, who is on a visit to Algeria, where they discussed a range of issues of mutual interest.

Amnesty International annual report presents grim picture of human rights situation in occupied Western Sahara territories

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London, 25 April 2024 (SPS) - An Amnesty International report has revealed a grim picture of the human rights situation and widespread violations of international law in the occupied Western Sahara territories, where Moroccan forces continue to impose restrictions on Sahrawi civilians and activists to silence opposition and deter them from demanding their right to self-determination and independence.

Polisario Front reiterates its call to Security Council to take urgent measures to enable Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination

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Shaheed El-Hafed (Refugee Camps), 24 April 2024 (SPS) - The Polisario Front reiterated Wednesday its demand to the United Nations Security Council to take urgent measures to enable the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to fulfill its mission aimed at enabling the Sahrawi people to exercise its right to self-determination and independence through a free, fair, and impartial referendum.

Regional Parliament of Cantabria organizes a photo exhibition to raise awareness about struggle of Sahrawi women

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Madrid, 23 April 2024 (SPS) - The headquarters of the Regional Parliament of Cantabria, in northern Spain, has been organizing a since Monday a photo exhibition to raise awareness about the struggle of Sahrawi women and document the Sahrawi people's fight against Moroccan occupation. This exhibition is part of an awareness program about the Western Sahara issue organized by several Spanish provinces.

Violation of International Law in Western Sahara: Sahrawis in France call for protection of civilians

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Paris, April 23, 2024 (SPS) - The Sahrawi community in France denounced on Tuesday "the assassinations, premeditated killings, and all violations of international law" by the Moroccan occupier. They called on the United Nations Security Council, the African Union, and the International Committee of the Red Cross to "protect Sahrawi civilians" and "demand the release of Sahrawi political prisoners from Moroccan prisons."

German delegation concludes its visit to Sahrawi refugee camps, pledging to advocate for Sahrawi cause in international forums

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Shaheed El Hafed (Refugee Camps), 23 April 2024 (SPS) - A delegation from German political organizations concluded a solidarity and fact-finding visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps, pledging to advocate for the Sahrawi cause in international forums.

The delegation visited various national institutions and wilayas to assess the political and humanitarian situation of Sahrawi refugees, gaining insight into the work and progress of several institutions in the Sahrawi state.

Polisario Front reiterates gratitude to Algeria for its ongoing support

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Shaheed El Hafed (refugee camps), 22 April 2024 (SPS) - The Permanent Bureau of the Polisario Front's National Secretariat expressed its gratitude to Algeria, its government and people, under the leadership of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, over its ongoing support for the Sahrawi people's struggle against Moroccan expansionist aggression in various fields, according to the final communiqué of the Bureau's meeting.

NUSW Secretary-General takes part in Caracas in global meeting on social alternatives

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Caracas, Venezuela, April 22, 2024 (SPS) - The Secretary-General of the National Union of Sahrawi Women (NUSW), Ms. Shaba Seiny, participated in the events of a global meeting on social alternatives organized by ALBA TCP, in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

Approximately 60 countries from various continents and more than 300 participating delegations attended the global meeting, where participants discussed issues related to peoples and society.

Polisario Front emphasizes that basis for resolving conflict is exercise of Sahrawi people's right to self-determination

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Shaheed El Hafed, 21 April 2024 (SPS) - The representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nations and coordinator with MINURSO, member of the National Secretariat, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Omar, said that the basis for resolving the conflict is the exercise by the Sahrawi people of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs participates  in Kenya  in African Conference on Economy

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Nairobi (Kenya), April 21, 2024 (SPS) - At the invitation of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy of the Republic of Kenya, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs, Mr. Mohammed-Mouloud Mohammed-Fadel, is taking part in the African Conference on the Digital Economy, held from Monday to Thursday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

The high-level conference, officially inaugurated by Kenyan President William Ruto, aims to shed light on the digital economy as the main driver of economic growth and development.