SADR
  • Ethiopia: Saharawi agrees conditional peace negotiation with Morocco
    27 january 2017 17:17:59
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Saharawi Republic, which has been protesting the illegal occupation of its territory, has declared readiness to negotiate an end to its conflict with Morocco on condition that the African Union Summit underway here pushes Rabat to unconditionally leave the territory it occupies. Full text...
  • Tanzania: Magufuli says Tanzania backs SADR efforts for self-determination
    17 august 2016 16:46:59
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania on Wednesday assured Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) of its unwavering support to the people of the Western Sahara country in their struggle for self-determination.Full text...
  • King Mohammed rules out self-determiation referendum in Western Sahara
    18 march 2010 20:46:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Thursday again ruled out the principle of a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara, official sou r ces said. Full text...
  • Washington endorses Moroccan autonomy offer to Western Sahara
    26 february 2008 15:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Visiting US deputy State Secretary for the Middle East, David Welch, has said that the Morocco's autonomy offer to Western Sahara "provi d es a new opportunity" and reiterated Washington's "support" for the negotiations undertaken by both sides towards that end. Full text...
  • Sarkozy "supports" Morocco's autonomy plan in Western Sahara
    24 october 2007 08:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has expressed the hope that the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco for Western Sahara could serve as the basis for a negotiated settlement of the lingering conflict. Full text...
  • Moroccan navy rescues 121 illegal immigrants
    27 may 2007 10:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan Royal Navy rescued 121 Sub- Saharan illegal immigrants at Al Arich, 65km north of Dakhla, capital of the southern part of Western Sahara, after their boat capsized at sea, the local press reported Saturday. Full text...
  • UN for direct Morocco/Polisario negotiations
    30 april 2007 22:01:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The UN Security Council on Monday urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to engage in "direct and realistic" negotiations to reach a solution to the Western Sahara conflict raging between both parties for more than three decades, the official Moroccan News Agency (MAP) reported here. Full text...
  • UN extends missions in Sudan, SADR
    30 april 2007 21:23:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Security Council Monday extended the mandates of its peacekeeping missions in Sudan and Western Sahara for another six months, each. Full text...
  • Ban proposes extension for Western Sahara mission
    19 april 2007 18:31:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended an extension by six-month of the organisation's mission in Western Sahara. Full text...
  • Rabat alleges joint Polisario, al-Qaeda manoeuvres
    10 march 2007 18:17:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Justice minister Mohamed Bouzoubaa has alleged that the Polisario Front, which has been challenging Morocco's sovereignty over the Western Sahara, and the al-Qaeda terrorist network have been coordinating their activities to destabilise the Sahel region. Full text...
  • Spain backs Moroccan draft for Western Sahara's autonomy
    07 march 2007 10:52:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Spain has welcomed with "great interest" Morocco's offer for an autonomy of Western Sahara, noting this could "start a new form of engagement", according to a joint statement issued late Tuesday at the end of Spanish-Moroccan eighth high level co- operation meeting here. Full text...
  • Moroccan police nab 33 African illegal emigrants
    15 february 2007 10:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan security services Wednesday reported the arrest of 33 Sub-Saharan illegal emigrants off Laâyoune, the capital of Western Sahara, as they attempted to cross into Spain's Canary Islands. Full text...
  • Burkina Faso commends Morocco's initiative for Western Sahara
    08 february 2007 12:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Burkinabe foreign minister Youssouf Ouedraogo has commended Morocco's initiative for the autonomy in Western Sahara within the framework of "sovereignty and territorial integrity", the Moroccan news agency (MAP) reported Thursday. Full text...
  • Iran supports political solution to Western Sahara conflict
    06 february 2007 14:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Iranian foreign affairs Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, has said his country was supporting a lasting political solution to the Western Sahara conflict and urged Muslim leaders to "show wisdom to settle the issue", according to the Moroccan foreign ministry Tuesday. Full text...
  • Morocco's Saharawi Council to meet on Western Sahara autonomy plan
    27 november 2006 23:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- Members of the Royal Consultative Council for Saharawi Affairs, CORCAS, are to meet here 4-5 December, to review the autonomy plan, which Morocco plans to the UN as part of efforts to resolve the Western Sahara dispute between Rabat and the Polisario Front since 1975, official sources said Monday. Full text...
  • Mauritanian leader discuss Western Sahara with SADR envoy
    14 november 2006 10:39:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian military leader Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, has discussed the situation in Western Sahara with an envoy of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, official sources said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Morocco commends MINURSO mandate extension
    01 november 2006 12:08:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has hailed the adoption Tuesday of a UN Security Council resolution extending to 30 April 2007 the mandate of the UN Mission in Western Sahara Occidental (MINURSO), a foreign ministry statement said. Full text...
  • Annan suggests MINURSO mandate extension
    18 october 2006 16:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has recommended to the Security Council a six-month extension of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) mandate, which expires 31 October, media reports said here. Full text...
  • Morocco rejects UN human rights report on Western Sahara
    09 october 2006 23:39:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has rejected the report of the UN High Commission on Human Rights (UNHCHR) which stresses "concern" over the human rights situation in western Sahara, the local press reported Monday. Full text...
  • Vall meets Annan's special envoy
    11 september 2006 23:16:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian head of state, Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Monday held talks with Peter Van Walsum, special envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, official sources revealed here. Full text...
  • 51 illegal immigrants nabbed in Western Sahara
    30 august 2006 09:55:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Fifty-one illegal immigrants, including women and children from sub-Saharan Africa, were arrested Tuesday east of Laâyoune, the Western Saharan capital, an official source has revealed here. Full text...
  • Benin backs Moroccan plan on Western Sahara
    19 july 2006 11:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Benin has lent its support to the Moroccan initiative to grant autonomy to Western Sahara, a joint statement by Benin and Morocco said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Gabon behind Morocco's efforts to settle Sahara dispute
    07 june 2006 21:49:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong of Gabon has Tuesday reiterated his country's support for Morocco in its efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, the Morocco news agency (MAP) reported here on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Morocco invites UN to probe "repression" in SADR
    06 june 2006 12:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan government has urged the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to form a panel to investigate "repression" against Sahrawi protesters by the Polisario Front in Tindouf (southeastern Algeria). Full text...
  • Senegal backs Morocco over Western Sahara
    05 may 2006 18:56:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said Morocco has shown "great wisdom" by offering a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in the Western Sahara, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported on Friday. Full text...
  • Mauritania nudges consensus on Western Sahara conflict
    28 april 2006 14:06:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Mauritanian Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubkeur has reiterated his country's position that "a solution based on consensus" was a plausible way out of the Western Sahara issue, reaffirming Mauritania's backing for the United Nations' efforts towards that end. Full text...
  • China urges lasting solution in Western Sahara conflict
    25 april 2006 08:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The People's Republic of China has declared its support for any undertaking to ensure "fair and lasting" solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, Chinese ambassador to Morocco, Cheng Tao, has said. Full text...
  • EU supports Saharawi refugees in Algeria
    21 february 2006 14:07:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has granted 900,000-Euro humanitarian aid to Saharawi refugees living in Algeria's Tindouf camps, an EU statement said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Situation in Tindouf worries Rabat
    16 february 2006 22:04:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco on Thursday said it was "seriously concerned" about the terrible situation of Moroccan citizens held in camps in the south-western Algerian town of Tindouf, following the heavy rainfall reported in area on 9-10 February which destroyed half of the area's makeshift homes. Full text...
  • Uruguay's recognition of SADR 'astonishes' Rabat
    29 december 2005 19:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Moroccan government on Thursday expressed "great astonishment" at the announcement by Uruguay recognising the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and establishing diplomatic ties with it. Full text...
  • Mauritania for 'consensual' end to Western Sahara issue
    22 november 2005 15:59:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Mauritania military leader Ely Ould Mohamed Vall Tuesday said he looks forward to a "consensual" solution to the conflict in Western Sahara that has pitted Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front for the past 30 years. Full text...
  • Morocco marks 30th anniversary of "Green March"
    06 november 2005 10:20:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the so-called "Green March," an operation during which former King Hassan II ordered on 6 November 1975 some 350,000 Moroccans to occupy Western Sahara, a Spanish territory decolonised that year since the European country's own 1884 occupation. Full text...
  • Polisario Front to ban anti-personnel mines in Western Sahara
    04 november 2005 13:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Algeria-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario Front), which declared a republic in the disputed Western Sahara, has signed the Geneva Call's Deed of Commitment, committing to a total ban on the use of anti-personnel (AP) mines. Full text...
  • UN extends mandate of mission in Western Sahara by six months
    29 october 2005 10:30:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Security Council has extended until 30 April the mandate of the UN Mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), reaffirming its support to the parties in dispute to reach a mutually-acceptable peaceful solution. Full text...
  • Kofi Annan's Western Sahara envoy in Mauritania
    17 october 2005 23:55:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of Mauritanian's ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD), Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, received in audience here Monday the visiting personal representative of the UN Secretary General in Western Sahara, Peter Van Walsum. Full text...
  • UN envoy slams Morocco, Algeria on Western Sahara dispute
    17 october 2005 17:29:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Western Sahara, Peter Van Walsum, Monday in Nouakchott criticised the uncompromising positions of Morocco and Algeria over the dispute on the former Spanish territory. Full text...
  • King Mohammed VI receives UN Special envoy on Western Sahara
    13 october 2005 20:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday in Casablanca received the UN Secretary General's Special envoy on Western Sahara, Peter Van Walsum, the Moroccan national radio RTM reported. Full text...
  • UN envoy begins fresh consultations on W. Sahara
    13 october 2005 15:16:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The UN secretary general's personal envoy for Western Sahara, Peter Van Walsum, has held talks here with Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou as part of his tour of the Maghreb region to hold fresh consultations with different parties to the Western Sahara conflict. Full text...
  • UN adopts new resolution on Western Sahara
    12 october 2005 23:15:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly's fourth commission has adopted by consensus a new resolution on Western Sahara, which reaffirms that "the conflict is a decolonisation issue which should therefore be addressed by the decolonisation committee of the United Nations. Full text...
  • Annan's envoy on Western Sahara to visit Mauritania
    05 september 2005 13:23:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Peter Van Walsum, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's special envoy on Western Sahara, is expected to visit Mauritania soon, for talks with authorities in Nouakchott, diplomatic sources said Monday. Full text...
  • Bush commends Algeria for helping POWs release
    24 august 2005 17:37:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- US President George W. Full text...
  • EU commends Polisario for releasing Moroccan POWs
    19 august 2005 17:41:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union (EU) officials have commended the Polisario Front for releasing the last batch of 404 Moroccan prisoners of war captured during fighting many years ago in Western Sahara. Full text...
  • Polisario Front frees over 400 Moroccan prisoners
    18 august 2005 20:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Polisario Front, a movement fighting for the independence of the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara, on Thursday freed a group of 404 Moroccan prisoners said to be the last batch still held captive in the Algerian south- western town of Tindouf. Full text...
  • Polisario releases over 400 Moroccan prisoners of war
    18 august 2005 18:46:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Polisario Front on Thursday released the last batch of 404 Moroccan prisoners of war captured during fighting for the control of the disputed Western Sahara. Full text...
  • Mauritanian coup leader receives Sahrawi envoy
    07 august 2005 19:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's ruling Military Council for Justice and Democracy (CMJD) chairman, Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, on Saturday afternoon held an audience at state houe here with El Khalil Sidi Mohamed, the Sahrawi minister for occupied territories and colonies. Full text...
  • Spain committed to a consensual solution in W. Sahara
    26 july 2005 16:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has re-affirmed Madrid's commitment to contribute towards a "consensual" political solution to the conflict in Western Sahara. Full text...
  • SADR leader urges Security Council to protect Sahrawis
    20 june 2005 09:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz has appealed to the UN Security Council to protect people in the former Spanish colony against violence perpetrated by Moroccan forces. Full text...
  • SADR president condemns attack on Mauritanian army post
    14 june 2005 18:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) president Mohamed Abdel Aziz has condemned the 4 June attack on the Mauritanian military post in Lemgheity, Zouerate, official sources said here Tuesday. Full text...
  • Sahrawi President calls for peaceful protest
    12 june 2005 11:05:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Sahrawi President Mohamed Abdelaziz has affirmed that citizens in his occupied country would continue their peaceful resistance to press for the organisation of a self- determination referendum. Full text...
  • Polisario Front urges urgent UN intervention in Western Sahara
    30 may 2005 13:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Polisario Front has called for urgent UN intervention to "protect defenceless Sahrawi nationals" and end what it termed "repressive practices" by Rabat. Full text...

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