Briefing 2017: Human Rights

Despite shifting sands at international level, for the Saharawi people, the day-to- day grim reality of stalemate persists. All continue to be denied the right to self-determination which the UN ceasefire agreement promised them some 26 years ago. Those living under Moroccan rule in the occupied portion of Western Sahara suffer repression of their freedom Read more about Briefing 2017: Human Rights[…]

Briefing 2017: Cracks Opening in Morocco’s position

Several developments over the last year have weakened Morocco’s political position regarding its occupation of Western Sahara. These give hope that, with continued pressure, progress towards a settlement of the conflict may be made. Moroccan provocation As has been widely reported, in August 2016, Morocco risked reigniting the armed conflict by sending its security forces Read more about Briefing 2017: Cracks Opening in Morocco’s position[…]

The Principle Of Self-Determination

Everyone has the right to self-determination, which translates to the right to freely decide upon their social, economical or cultural direction and growth. By virtue of the same right, all people can determine their political preferences and statuses. The people of Western Sahara continue to have their right to self-determination debated. The debate involves the Read more about The Principle Of Self-Determination[…]

Open letter to UN Security Council members

The following letter was sent to the members of the UN Security Council on behalf of Saharawi civil society organizations – both in the refugee camps and occupied territory – as well as international activist groups and NGOs.   On behalf of Saharawi civil society organizations – both in the refugee camps and occupied territory – Read more about Open letter to UN Security Council members[…]

WSAF stands in solidarity with imprisoned Sahrawi hunger strikers

WSAF is very concerned about the health of 17 Sahrawi university students currently on hunger strike in the Moroccan prison of Oudaya. The 17 are amongst a group of Saharawi students arrested on 29 January after participating in education protests in Agadir and Marrakech. The Moroccan authorities have accused the students of the murder of Read more about WSAF stands in solidarity with imprisoned Sahrawi hunger strikers[…]

UN debate MINURSO this week

The UN Security Council will start debating MINURSO on Tuesday before the vote on Thursday. It’s time for one final push! If you haven’t done already please email and/or phone the UNSC members. We understand phone calls in particular really make an impression on the UNSC. Contacts are available here.   The Secretary General’s report makes Read more about UN debate MINURSO this week[…]

The Future of Technological Innovation in Africa

Africa definitely has some of the most challenging environmental conditions, but just because you can’t exploit nature’s resources, it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t turn someone else’s negligence into your gain. Africa needs to experiment and innovate, perhaps like no other country out there. The water scarcity and other inherent challenges have made people very Read more about The Future of Technological Innovation in Africa[…]