NEW YORK- Morocco had strongly opposed the United Nations’ request to dispatch a technical mission to El Guergarat to examine ways to resolve the crisis in this buffer zone in the south of Western Sahara, The representative of the Polisario Front to the United Nations told APS on Saturday.
NEW YORK- United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concerns over the recent tension in the buffer strip of Al Guerguerat, calling on Morocco and Polisario Front for restraint.
BAMAKO- Mali will adopt a law on national consensus, inspired from Algeria's Charter for Peace and National Reconciliation, in order to achieve peace and stability in the country, announced Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in a his New Year's message.
CHAHID El-HAFEDH – The General Assembly of the Sahrawi Lawyers Union has denounced the plunder and the illegal exploitation of Western Sahara natural resources by the Moroccan occupation forces.
AL AYUN- Two Japanese university professors were expelled from the occupied city of Al Ayun to Casablanca by the Moroccan Authorities, said the Sahrawi news agency SPS.
AGHOUINIT (Liberated Sahrawi territories)- Sahrawi Prime Minister Abdelkader Taleb Omar has urged, Wednesday in Aghouinit, Sahrawi southern populations to "step up struggle and support Polisario Front."
PARIS (France)- The year 2017 was special in France as Western Sahara Issue has gained visibility in spite of France's position in favour of Morocco and French media blackout on the Saharawi people's legitimate struggle.
AGHMINIT (Liberated Saharawi Territories)- Defence Minister of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Abdallah Lahbib said Monday, in the liberated town of Aghminit, that the Saharawi Army "cannot be confined forever to a refugee status."
DOUKJ (Liberated Saharawi Territories)- Defence Minister of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Abdallah Lahbib Bilal has reaffirmed the commitment of Saharawi People's Liberation Army to its constitutional missions, consisting mainly in the protection of the freed territories, the fight against organized crime and the establishment of national sovereignty over all SADR's territory, saying all units are ready to fulfil their missions, Saharawi news agency SPS reported.
ADDIS ABABA- The African Union (AU) and Russia agreed to support the initiatives led by the African Union in favour of peace and security.