BRUSSELS- The European Union (EU) welcomed Friday the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a regime of sanctions against those who hinder the implementation of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali, stemmed from Algiers process, saying “ready to support its prompt implantation.”

AU-UN meeting on peace, security in Africa Friday

Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:42
ADDIS ABABA- The African Union's Peace and Security Council and the United Nations' Security Council will hold their 11th joint consultative meeting at AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday.
PARIS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel called Thursday in Paris for bolstering Chad’s national unity, synonymous of social harmony and stability. Representing President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the Paris Round Table on financing Chad's 2017-2021 National Development Plan, being organized Thursday and Friday in the French capital,
NEW YORK- Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres stressed the need to put an end to the conflict in Western Sahara, expressing his commitment to starting the negotiation process between the two parties of the conflict (the Polisario Front and Morocco) for a new impetus to reach a political settlement guaranteeing the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.
XIAMEN (China)- The leaders of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) expressed, during their Summit in China's Xiamen, their support to Africa's efforts for the resolution of conflicts in the continent, including in Western Sahara.
ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said that Morocco’s assaults against the delegations of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the African Union are always "doomed to fail," welcoming the position of the Pan-African Organization which showed "unity and cohesion.”
ALGIERS- President of the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) Saida Benhabilès has denounced on Sunday the global decision of reducing the humanitarian aids to the Sahrawi people, calling on the UN and the international humanitarian organizations to put pressure on donors so to cancel such an "irresponsible" decision.
ALGIERS- Saharawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar called Wednesday, in Algiers, for protection of Western Sahara people and speeding up the organisation of a self-determination referendum, to find a definitive solution to the Saharawi conflict.
ALGIERS- Saharawi people wish that the efforts of UN secretary general Antonio Guterres for the settlement of Western Sahara issue be along the same lines as those of his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, who tried to revive the self-determination process, Saharawi journalist Hamma Mehdi said.
ALGIERS-Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar advocated on Saturday in Algiers the setting up of a United Nations mechanism to monitor the violations of Sahrawi's human rights by Morocco, especially as the Minurso "is powerless in the face of these violations."