The Chairperson of the African Union, President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, affirmed AU’s firm position towards the right of Saharawi people to freedom, in his speech Today on the occasion of Africa Day.
“As Africans we will continue to stand on the side of justice and support the people of the Western Sahara in their enduring struggle for freedom and self-determination,” AU Chairperson stressed.
He further recalled that “Africa has known much turmoil and hardship throughout history. We have endured the worst excesses of humankind, from slavery to colonialism, to apartheid, and to prolonged military conflict.”
Yet, he adds: “Just as our ancestors were able to overcome the horrors of their time, so too will our faith, courage and resilience as Africans see us through this time of difficulty.”
The Chairperson of the AU insisted on the renewal of the Pan African organisation’s position towards the right of the people of Western Sahara to freedom and independence, in a period where the Moroccan occupying power is trying by all means to jeopardize the AU and UN efforts aimed at resolving this last case of decolonisation in Africa.