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33889431 1308099222626097 4115506494173085696 nHis Excellency Mr. Brahim Ghali, President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), addressed members of the Namibian public in Windhoek at the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) on Monday afternoon, 28 May 2018. His Excellency Mr. Ghali who was accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister, His Excellency Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, and other high-ranking government officials of the SADR on a three-day official State visit, informed the public about the challenges faced and progress made by the people of Western Sahara in the fight for independence and self-determination from occupational rule by the Kingdom of Morocco. His Excellency Ghali also thanked countries such as Namibia for their continued support for the cause of the people of Western Sahara. He noted that the people of Western Sahara take courage from such support and will redouble their efforts on all available fronts to attain independence soonest.

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Saharawi’s Ghali tells tale of ‘colonialism’

New Era, May 29, 2018, by Albertina Nakale

WINDHOEK – Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic President Brahim Ghali yesterday relayed his disappointment to President Hage Geingob over the United Nations (UN) and international community’s inability to solve the last colonial issue in Africa.

western saharawi 1024x683He poured out his discontent during a visit to Geingob at State House yesterday. Ghali said in dealing with the Western Sahara conflict, both the political organs of the UN and its secretariat have been leaning towards Morocco’s interests instead of complying with their obligations under the UN Charter and the requirements of international legality.

The Sahrawi independence movement and Morocco have been fighting over Western Sahara since 1975, when the former colonial powers withdrew from the region without organising a referendum for the Sahrawi people, leaving the issue unresolved to this day.

“We are disappointed in the United Nations because they adopted certain plans in September 1991. They were planning for a referendum but up to now we are still waiting for this promise to be implemented.

We hope the new UN secretary general [António Guterres] and his personal special envoy will continue to bring efforts to finish this last case of decolonisation in Africa as entrusted by the UN General Assembly,” Ghali remarked. Please, click here to continue reading....

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR HAGE G. GEINGOB, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA ON THE 40TH COMMEMORATION OF THE CASSINGA DAY MASSACRE, MAY 4, 2018, HEROES ACRE, KHOMAS REGION

We are gathered here today, to remember and pay respect to those who bled for the liberation of Namibia and those who were massacred in the quest for freedom and independence. It is befitting that we can mark the Quadragennial Anniversary of Cassinga Day in the presence of our brothers and sisters from Angola, a country that stood shoulder to shoulder with Namibia, through the darkest days of our struggle for independence. I thank Your Excellency and Dear Brother, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço for joining us here today. We are honoured and privileged by your presence. I am moved by the ceremony and the performance that I’ve just witnessed, I can imagine the pain and emotion those of you who went through event may feel at this point in time.

“We have to remember and respect the blood of those who died fighting for the liberation of Namibia….” These are the poignant words of one of our sisters of the soil, Lavinia Tuyeimo Muleka, who survived the horrific events that transpired at Cassinga on May 4, 1978.

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