Ramstein Package: More Weapons Less Peace

Yoselina Guevara L. On January 20, the meeting of the NATO Contact Group for Ukraine was held at the German Ramstein air base, a military complex inaugurated in the 1950s, designed by the French, built by the Germans and currently under the command of the Americans, which was famous for being the center for the…

Western Sahara: The Struggle of the Last Colony in Africa

Michele de Mello 16th Saharawi Congress in the Dajla refugee camp in the city of Tindouf, Algeria. Photo: Michele de Mello / Brasil de Fato After 30 years of peace, the Polisario Front holds its 16th Congress amidst the war against Morocco’s invasion In the middle of the Sahara desert, half a million people resist…

Struggle for Liberation of Western Sahara Intensifies

Pavan Kulkarni Photo: Saharawi Voice Fighting between the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army and Moroccan occupying forces has intensified in recent days Moroccan forces illegally occupying the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) have come under repeated bombardment by the Sahrawi People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Moroccan forces currently occupy over 80% of SADR, also known as Western Sahara, which…

Moroccan Makhzen Seizes the Wealth of the Saharawi People

Mohsen Abdelmoumen On September 22, 2022, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights dealt a blow to the Moroccan Makhzen by ruling that Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is a violation of the right to self-determination and independence and that all states have an obligation to assist the people of Western Sahara in their…

Africa’s Forgotten Colony in the Sahara

Paweł Wargan Sahrawi camp. Photo: Pawel Wargan Morocco and its international backers exploit the resource-rich Western Sahara as the Sahrawi people eke out an existence in refugee camps Since 1975, thousands of Sahrawi people have lived in five refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara. They named these camps after cities in Western Sahara: Ausserd, Boujdour, Dakhla, Laayoune, and…

Communiqué from the Polisario Front after the Vote of the UN Security Council

Communiqué  [Bir Lehlou, Sahrawi Republic – 27 October 2022] On 27 October 2022, the Security Council adopted resolution 2654 (2022) whereby it decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2023. In its resolution, the Security Council recalls and reaffirms all its previous resolutions…

Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony

Meriem Naïli Meriem Naïli writes about the continuing struggle for the independence of Western Sahara. Occupied by Morocco since the 1970s, in contravention of the International Court of Justice and the UN. The internationally recognised liberation movement, POLISARIO, has fought and campaigned for independence since the early 1970s. Naïli explains what is going on, and…

Morocco Fails to Obtain Kenyan Endorsement for its Colonial Occupation of Western Sahara

Pavan Kulkarni SADR President Brahim Ghali attending the inauguration ceremony of the Kenyan President William Ruto on September 13. (Photo:: Kamal Fadel/Twitter A Kenyan foreign ministry’s communique has clarified that the announcement made on Twitter by newly elected President Willian Ruto on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and had…

Right Violations and War Crimes by Morocco Continue in Occupied Western Sahara

Peoples Dispatch CODESA members. CODESA’s first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara. The Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders in Western Sahara (CODESA) released its first annual report on July 28 titled,  “Continuous war crimes and crimes…

Western Sahara: The War Morocco Denies

Carlos Aznárez and María Torrellas Alísalem Babeit acts as a representative of the Polisario Front in Cantabria (Spanish State) and is one of the many Saharawis who are convinced that the war they are waging against the Moroccan monarchy is just, as they have left their people no other choice. For years they have been…

Massacre in Melilla: A Barbaric Crime

Alejandro López 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union’s border guards, have carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa. At least 37 migrants were killed and 150…

Polisario’s Break of Contacts with Spain Augurs Further Algerian Escalation

Mohamed Alaoui Polisario demonstrators protest against the Spanish government support for Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in Madrid, March 26, 2022. (AFP) Morocco’s King Mohammed VI last week hosted Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in a landmark visit, which consecrated the mending of the two countries’ ties. RABAT-The Polisario Front and behind it Algeria…