APS - 26 May 2021
ALGIERS- The National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) stressed that the celebration of Africa Day aims to strengthen relations and exchanges between the countries that have long suffered from colonialism and racial discrimination, lamenting the enduring occupation of Western Sahara and considering it as a black spot that stains the image of Africa.
"The dark continent has experienced several positive developments, especially since all African countries have gained their political independence and have gathered under the banner of the African Union (AU)," said the source.
"All the African countries are independent, except the Republic of Western Sahara," which is still occupied, added the CNDH.
The Human Rights Council took this opportunity to express its "deep disappointment with the reluctance of the Moroccan occupier to allow the Sahrawi people exercise their inalienable right to self-determination through a free and fair referendum under the auspices of the United Nations. "
"Algeria has always stood in solidarity with the peoples struggling for self-determination, and it strongly supports the Sahrawi people's struggle for self-determination, as stipulated in the resolutions of the United Nations and the African Union," concluded the source.