Africa can only turn last page of history of colonialism with independence of Western Sahara
Sahara Press Service | 29th May 2023
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf said Monday in Algiers that Africa could only turn the last page of the history of colonialism by allowing the Sahrawi people to exercise their inalienable and imprescriptible right to self-determination.
“Today, as we celebrate our common achievements in the areas of promoting peace and security and stimulating economic integration in the context of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area which is the AU’s theme of the year, we should not forget that our sisters and brothers in the last African colony, precisely in Western Sahara, are waiting for our support and backing for them to exercise their inalienable and imprescriptible right to self-determination,” stressed Attaf in a speech to mark World Africa Day.
“Then and only then, Africa can, once and for all, turn definitely the last page of the history of abhorrent colonialism, disgraceful occupation, and shameful plundering of its wealth,” he continued.
The FM affirmed that “the Sahrawi people who are longing for liberation and emancipation, like other African peoples who before them have achieved their freedom and independence, are calling for our help, and we cannot ignore their plea, they are asking for justice and we cannot deny them that. They are seeking a helping hand to put an end to injustice, oppression, and domination, and we cannot disappoint them.”