Domino of Spanish regions urge for no Western Sahara tradedemo_oslo27_610.jpg
29.04 - 2017 08:50
This week, the parliament of Galicia demanded full suspension of trade and corporate complicity in the exploitation of natural resources in Western Sahara. Galicia is only one among many.
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Cargo of salt from occupied Western Sahara arrived in the Netherlands27.04 - 2017
And a second consignment is apparently on its way.Read more
Unemployed Saharawis set up protest camp in occupied Western Sahara26.04 - 2017
“We have no other choice than to set up a second Gdeim Izik protest camp”, disenfranchised Saharawi protesters say.Read more

San Leon blames security for pause in occupied Western Sahara26.04 - 2017
Irish/UK oil company San Leon Energy's work in occupied Western Sahara is delayed, and the company claims to the Moroccan government that it is due to "regional security situation".Read more
New report on global phosphate trade from occupied Western Sahara25.04 - 2017
Over 200 million dollars worth of phosphate rock was shipped out of occupied Western Sahara last year, a new report from WSRW shows. For the first time, India is among the top importers. Read more

Vigeo Eiris asserts Saharawi consent unnecessaryvigeoeiris_b_610.jpg
23.04 - 2017
121 days have passed since WSRW inquired into Vigeo Eiris's certification of Morocco's energy projects in occupied Western Sahara. The firm, which advises investors on matters human rights, now states that seeking Saharawi consent is irrelevant.  
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Kosmos/Cairn oil study in occupied waters has ended15.04 - 2017
The seismic study programme of Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy offshore occupied Western Sahara ended on 12 April.Read more
Agrium looks to other sources than Western Sahara 11.04 - 2017
The biggest purchaser of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara has said its purchase agreement is only a temporary solution, and that it hopes to find phosphate rock elsewhere.Read more

Self-immolation by Moroccan sea captain in Dakhla11.04 - 2017
A captain which had been protesting over many months against corruption in the fishing industry in Dakhla on 30 March carried out his threat of self-immolation.Read more
Polisario protests Kosmos/Cairn exploration in occupied waters31.03 - 2017
The national liberation movement of Western Sahara has sent a protest letter to the Texas based company Kosmos Energy, that explores for oil offshore the waters of occupied Western Sahara for the Moroccan government. Read more

FMC Corp confirms it is no longer into Western Sahara phosphatesphosphate_harbour_610.jpg
30.03 - 2017
The US company FMC Corp has confirmed to WSRW that it has sold 33,3 percent ownership in the Venezuelan company Tripoliven which imports phosphates from Western Sahara. Now it is all Venezuelan.
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Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel in occupied Western Sahara28.03 - 2017
Kosmos and Cairn Energy are exploring for oil offshore Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. This photo taken yesterday shows one of their supply vessels. Read more
Unemployed Saharawi youth hi-jacked OCP bus28.03 - 2017
Last week, a group of around 60 unemployed Saharawis hi-jacked a bus from Phosboucraa, to voice their protest against the Moroccan-owned company's exploitation of occupied Western Sahara's phosphate mine.Read more

Morocco's P for Politics in Africa24.03 - 2017
Morocco has started using its phosphate resources to expand influence on the African continent. The phosphate rock could have been central in the country’s accession to the African Union. Read more
Kosmos with extensive seismic studies off occupied Western Sahara23.03 - 2017
Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy have over the last weeks undertaken another round of seismic studies offshore Western Sahara. The vessels' movements indicate the location for a new possible drilling site. Read more

African Union asks Morocco not to sign Western Sahara dealsau_flag.jpg
23.03 - 2017
The Peace and Security Council  of the African Union this week asked its new member, Morocco, to not carry out further exploration and exploitation of the natural resources in Western Sahara.
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French government dilutes Court of Justice conclusion 20.03 - 2017
A note sent from French government to the French parliamentarians in Brussels today casts doubts on whether France has studied the judgment at all. Debate on live TV takes place now. Read more
Spain confirms: EU-Morocco trade deal not for Western Sahara goods17.03 - 2017
The Spanish government in a statement yesterday confirmed the EU court's judgement that Western Sahara goods are not covered by the EU-Morocco trade deal. Spain states it is up to France to make sure the controversial trade of fish oil from 'Key Bay' vessel was properly tariffed.Read more

New controversial energy infrastructure to be built in Western Sahara 17.03 - 2017
The Moroccan government has opened for a relatively large tender in Dakhla. Read more
New publication on the EU and Western Sahara16.03 - 2017
This is how you order the book "The European Union Approach Towards Western Sahara".Read more

News archive:
12.02 - 2017Siemens dodges questions on Saharawi consent
09.02 - 2017This cargo from occupied Western Sahara is now to arrive France
09.02 - 2017Danish company stops salt imports from Western Sahara
02.02 - 2017EU looks to avoid energy imports from Western Sahara
25.01 - 2017Key Bay unloaded all cargo in Fécamp, France
24.01 - 2017Here is the Key Bay inside the port of Fécamp
23.01 - 2017Why the Key Bay imports are not in accordance with EU law
22.01 - 2017Key Bay just outside of port of Fécamp
18.01 - 2017Key Bay to arrive in France while complaints to be filed
14.01 - 2017Key Bay appears at Las Palmas horizon
13.01 - 2017Key Bay is now heading to Las Palmas
07.01 - 2017Fresh images: Key Bay inside the port
06.01 - 2017Here is the vessel that will transport fish oil to the EU
06.01 - 2017First ship to challenge EU Court ruling on occupied Western Sahara
04.01 - 2017Chinese Geron Energy might take over block in occupied Western Sahara


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