President of the African Union Commission (AUC) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma declared a three-day mourning as from Wednesday following the death of president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Mohamed Abdelaziz, reiterating its constant and unflinching support and solidarity with the Sahrawi government and people.
“The African Union reiterates its constant and unflinching support and solidarity with the Sahrawi government and people,” Dlamini-Zuma wrote in her message to the Sahrawi people on behalf of the AU, calling them to “pursue the fight for the liberation of their territory.”
In this painful circumstance, the President of the AU Commission gave the instruction to let “the flags of the African Union and the SADR fly at the headquarters of the African Union and its offices for three day as from Wednesday 1 June.”
This morning, Parliament unanimously passed a motion regarding Danish companies and public sector trading with Western Sahara, which is widely considered Africa’s last colony.
The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, hopes the law will make it more difficult for the Danish private and public sector to invest in Western Sahara.
“We want Danish companies to know and comply with the laws that are adopted by the Danish Parliament,” Jensen said during the parliamentary debate that preceded the vote, according to Afrika Kontakt.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will contact organisations, such as Dansk Industri, to brief them on the Danish government and Parliament’s position on Western Sahara.”