PARIS- The Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT) awarded Saturday, in Paris, its 2017 human rights prize to Naama Asfari, a Sahrawi activist imprisoned in Morocco since November 2010.
BERLIN- The meeting between the Sahrawi President and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, and the United Nations Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler, was "frank" and "positive," said Friday in Berlin M'hamed Kheddad, member of the Polisario Front Secretariat General and Sahrawi Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
ADDIS ABABA-The Heads of State and Government will hold a summit on 28-29 January in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to discuss many issues concerning Africa including security, development and the fight against corruption, a scourge that undermines economies in the continent.
BERLIN (Germany)- The president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali was received, Thursday, by the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Western Sahara Horst Kohler in Berlin (Germany), said Sahrawi media sources.
LONDON- The Swiss multinational Glencore has ended all its illegal oil exploration activities in the territorial waters of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco, said the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) in a statement.
ADDIS-ABABA (Ethopia) - Africa annually loses up to $50 billion said, Thursday in Addis-Ababa, Chairman of the African Union Commission (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, affirming that the fight against this scourge should be comprehensive in 2018.
NEW YORK- The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday urged the full implementation of the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, expressing concerns over the continuous hindrances to peace restoration in this Sahel country.
ADDIS ABABA- The works of the 32nd ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African union (AU) opened Thursday, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with the participation of the minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.
LONDON-In its annual report of 2018, published on Wednesday, Western Sahara Action Forum (WSAF) called to “immediately” extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring in this occupied territory.
NEW YORK- United Nations Secretary General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler will hold soon, in Berlin, bilateral discussions with the two parties to the conflict and neighbouring countries, said Tuesday a spokesman of UN.