PARIS - Western Sahara decolonization will be on the menu of three meetings in Paris and its suburbs, as of Friday. Discussions will focus on Europe’s role in this conflict, especially that of France, Morocco's only support, which occupies this non self –governing territory since 1975.
ADDIS ABABA- The works of the extraordinary session of the African Union Executive Council have got underway Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
ALGIERS- Personal Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara Horst Kohler will pay, on 18-19 October, a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps, announced on Friday the ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) to Algiers.
NEW YORK (United States)- Decolonization of Western Sahara is an "urgent and crucial issue" for the region's stability, Algeria's ambassador and permanent representative at the United Nations, Sabri Boukadoum said, adding that there is no alternative to the respect of Western Sahara's right to self-determination.

Trial of Gdeim Izik prisoners, unfair

Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:31
LONDON- The trial of the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik group was unfair and politically motivated, said two international observers in their reports, adding that the confessions made by the defendants were obtained under torture.
ALGIERS- Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek reaffirmed Wednesday, in Algiers, the “sincere” willingness of the Sahrawi leaders to cooperate with the United Nations (UN) and its mission in Western Sahara for the decolonization of the occupied Sahrawi territories, on the basis of the agreement of 1991, welcoming the expected visit to Western Sahara of the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Western Sahara Horst Kohler.

No AU-EU Summit in Abidjan without SADR

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:36
ALGIERS- The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) will be present at the African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit, to take place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on 29 and 30 November, in the same way as all AU Member States, otherwise there will be no AU-EU Summit, said Wednesday in Algiers Sahrawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek.
LONDON – Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) warned the European companies against the risks of illegal trade with Morocco, that involves products from the Sahrawi occupied territories.
NEW YORK - The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) adopted on Tuesday a draft resolution reiterating the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.
CHAHID EL HAFEDH (Sahrawi refugee camps)- More than 100 NGOs demanded in an open letter from the President of the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) to send delegates to the Sahrawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik, sentenced to heavy penalties by a Moroccan court last July in a trial, deemed unjust and contrary to international law.