Western Sahara – 16 July 2015

Referendum Will Solve Impasse Over Western Sahara – Algerian Ambassador
Algeria strongly believes that there is no other alternative for the settlement of this conflict than the holding of a free and fair referendum of self-determination for the people of Western Sahara, said Algeria ambassador in Kenya, Saad Mandi.
In an interview posted today by kenyan daily The Star, Mr Mandi said “Algeria continues to support the UN secretary general and his personal envoy, Chris Ross, in their efforts to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution which provides for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in accordance with the UN Charter and relevant resolutions. Algeria strongly believes that there is no other alternative for the settlement of this conflict than the holding of a free and fair referendum of self-determination for the people of Western Sahara”.
AllAfrica.com


Sahrawis continue to denounce the EU- Moroccan fisheries Agreement
The national campaign “No to Plunder of Natural Resources of Western Sahara” Launched campaign on social networking sites against the joint Eu- Moroccan fisheries Agreement after two years of its signing to reach the Saharawi people’s rejection of such illegal activities and to shed light on this injustice to make media pressure on Morocco.
The mentioned agreement has entered into force on this day last year after the European Parliament ratified it in 2013, the Polisario Front, the sole legitimate representative of the Saharawi people has rejected it at the time as well as several European countries.
Saharan Press Service


WSRW Condemns San Leon’s Exploration Plannings in Western Sahara
Western Sahara Resource Watch has condamned San Leon’s drilling oil exploration operations the UK/Irish company San Leon is planning to do in the areas of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco.
“Western Sahara Resource Watch condems San Leon’s operations. We expect more from a UK/Irish company than a blind support to the occupation of this territory. San Leon needs to take into account the wishes of the people of Western Sahara and start respecting international law. It must immediately withdraw from this operation. San Leon fundamentally undermines the UN peace process in the territory”, said Erik Hagen, a campaigner in Western Sahara Resource Watch, in a statement posted yesterday by the association site.
AllAfrica.com