ALGIERS-Morocco’s violation of the ceasefire in El-Guerguerat (southwest of Western Sahara) by attacking peaceful Sahrawi civilians has sparked a wave of international outrage and condemnation urging Morocco to stop hostilities and to comply with international law.
ADDIS-ABABA-Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Saturday expressed his "deep concern" about the deterioration of the situation in Western Sahara, particularly in the area of El-Guerguerat where the Moroccan army on Friday attacked Sahrawi civilians.
ALGIERS-Sahrawi Defense Minister Abdallah Lahbib said Morocco's military escalation near the illegal Guerguerate breach threatened stability in the entire region.
GENEVA- The Human Rights Organization "France Libertés" said during the proceedings of the 44th of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Morocco used "corruption and intimidation" in its foreign policy to sit down and maintain its illegal occupation of Western Sahara.
CASABLANCA (Morocco)-Several thousands of persons on Sunday demonstrated in the streets of Casablanca (west of Morocco) to denounce social inequalities and the high cost of living, reported media quoting local sources.
CHAHID EL-HAFEDH – Polisario Front condemned the involvement of certain African states by Morocco in what it called a direct aggression against the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), through the opening of consulates in the occupied cities of Western Sahara.
PRETORIA (South Africa) – South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor called on the African States to exert pressure on Morocco to obligate it to comply with its commitments about the holding a referendum allowing the Sahrawi people to exercise their legitimate right to self-determination, said South African newspaper Eyewitness News.
ALGIERS- Five Algerian photographers will paratke in the professional meetings of Mediterranean photography “facing the sea,” to be held in Morocco's Tangiers from 1-4 May, said the meetings’ organizing body.
BIR LAHLOU (LIBERATED TERRITORIES)-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, said on Sunday that the right to self-determination is the fundamental principle of contemporary international law, signed by the Sahrawi side and Morocco in 1991, the Sahrawi Press Agency (SPS) reported.
WASHINGTON-The United Nations Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Kohler invited Algeria to partake, as a neighbour country, in the second roundtable on occupied Western Sahara scheduled for 21-22 March in Switzerland, said a close source.