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22.10 - 2014 13:59
French company Alstom is building an electricity line through Western Sahara. Elghalia Boujamaa and her family was beaten and evacuated this morning by police.
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Saharawis demonstrating against Kosmos Energy in occupied territory18.10 - 2014

14 October, women in El Aaiun, Western Sahara took to the streets to protest the upcoming drilling of Kosmos Energy in occupied Western Sahara. UN states oil exploration in the territory is illegal if the Saharawis do not consent to it.
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Japanese pirate fishing vessels entered Saharawi waters17.10 - 2014
Three Japanese fishing vessels have the last 48 hours been fishing in Saharawi waters. WSRW has asked the Japanese government to intervene.Read more



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New report on Kosmos in Western Sahara: Platform for Conflict16.10 - 2014
Western Sahara Resource Watch has today launched a report on Kosmos Energy’s unscrupulous plans for test well drilling in occupied Western Sahara. In a few weeks time, the company may permanently damage the Saharawi people's aspirations and rights to freedom and independence, as it commences unethical and illegal oil drilling in Africa's last colony.Read more
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Biggest Saharawi groups from occupied territory tell Kosmos to leave15.10 - 2014
In a letter sent to Kosmos Energy today, the biggest Saharawi organisations from the occupied territory of Western Sahara forcefully condemn the company's plans to drill for oil in their country. Read their letter here.Read more


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15.10 - 2014
A subsidiary of Glencore Xstrata has been awarded two licences off occupied Western Sahara. The multinational company misplaces the locations of the blocks – placing them in the occupying country, Morocco.
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The controversy platform has crossed the Indian Ocean14.10 - 2014
The vessel 'Atwood Achiever' which will drill in occupied Western Sahara is getting closer. After some ten days under the radar, crossing the Indian Ocean, the vessel has now appeared off the coast of Madagascar.Read more
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ECJ finds Swedish fisheries in Western Sahara illegal12.10 - 2014
The European Court of Justice has in an answer to a question from a Swedish court of appeal informed that private fisheries agreements with Moroccan authorities are not allowed outside of the context of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.Read more



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Kosmos partners in Sahara look for the wrong answers 03.10 - 2014
The “on-the-ground” partners of oil company Kosmos Energy in occupied Western Sahara do not base their work on local expertise. Far from it. They are led by directors with a clear pro-Moroccan approach to the conflict. Kosmos Energy is looking for the answers they want to hear - from the wrong people. Read more
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The platform is only few weeks away01.10 - 2014
The oil rig Atwood Achiever is only a few weeks away from arriving Western Sahara. After a stop-over in Singapore, it is now heading towards the occupied territory.Read more


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26.09 - 2014
In an attempt to whitewash its operations in occupied Western Sahara, Kosmos Energy is meeting several sham organisations, picked from a list from the Moroccan authorities. WSRW has received a photo taken in such a meeting that took place this week. We need your help to find out who these individuals and organisations are.
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Kosmos' ordered drill rig on its way to occupied Western Sahara23.09 - 2014
The Atwood Achiever, the oil rig commissioned by Kosmos Energy to drill for oil in occupied Western Sahara, is currently at anchor in Singapore. In a few weeks time, the rig may permanently damage the Saharawi people's aspirations to freedom and independence, as it commences unethical and illegal oil drilling in Africa's last colony.Read more
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Saharawi journalists ask Kosmos Energy not to drill in occupied waters22.09 - 2014
The Saharawi Center for Media and Communication (SCMC), based in El Aaiun, occupied Western Sahara, has asked Kosmos Energy to reconsider its plans to commence oil drilling off the coast of their occupied homeland later this year. Kosmos' plans could destroy the Saharawi people's future beyond repair. Read SCMC's letter to the company here.Read more



EU-Morocco fish deal: who's shown an interest so far?18.09 - 2014
So far, the Moroccan government has issued 65 licenses to EU vessels eager to fish in Moroccan and Western Saharan waters.Read more
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Dutch first to fish under unethical EU-Morocco fish deal16.09 - 2014
For the first time in almost three years, an EU member state fishing vessel has been detected in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
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10.09 - 2014
A Moroccan national who dedicates her life to campaign the Moroccan position of the Western Sahara conflict is working on the upcoming “Social Impact Assessment” of Kosmos Energy. Drilling in the occupied territory to begin in November.
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Support Western Sahara Resource Watch31.08 - 2014
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more
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Tripoliven U-turns: imports from Western Sahara after all11.08 - 2014
The Venezuelan subsidiary of FMC Corp, Tripoliven, told WSRW last year that it does not import phosphates from Western Sahara. After a large investigative report in Venezuela, the company admitted the opposite is the fact.Read more



UN former legal chief slams EU legal view as "preposterous"09.08 - 2014
The EU will pay Morocco to fish offshore Western Sahara - a territory which is under Moroccan occupation. Former UN Legal Counsel calls the EU's misuse of his assessment to defend fisheries in Western Sahara "preposterous", according to TIME magazine.Read more
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Illegal EU fish agreement with Morocco now ratified by King16.07 - 2014
The King of Morocco has now ratified its dirty fisheries agreement with EU, allowing EU vessels to fish in Western Sahara waters under Moroccan occupation. The European Commission fails in geography regarding the location of the fisheries in communiqué.Read more



News archive:
01.07 - 20144 Danish municipalities stop purchase of Saharan conflict salt  
30.06 - 2014Kosmos supply vessels observed in occupied territory
29.06 - 2014Conflict rig testing in Korea
28.06 - 2014Kosmos Energy disagrees with UN legal office
22.06 - 2014Polisario asks for annulment of EU-Morocco illegal fish pact
17.06 - 2014New report: Fuelling the occupation
02.06 - 2014WSRW report gives complete overview of controversial clients
30.05 - 2014Kosmos started final round oil exploration off Western Sahara
29.05 - 2014Saharawi Republic adopts mining code
12.05 - 2014More Norwegian equipment on rig to occupied Western Sahara
30.04 - 2014Sharks still under threat in occupied Western Sahara
24.04 - 2014Kosmos to WSRW: We're not doing anything wrong
20.04 - 2014Member of WSRW arrested by Moroccan police in occupied Western Sahara
20.04 - 2014Clear message from Saharawis: Kosmos, leave Western Sahara!
15.04 - 2014Letter from Elfayda to Kosmos Energy




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Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch

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Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
For dummies: Kosmos drilling in occupied Western Sahara

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The US oil company Kosmos Energy and the Scottish company Cairn Energy will drill for oil offshore Western Sahara. It is clearly in violation of international law, according to the UN - and it destroys the UN peace efforts. Here is what you need to know.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!

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On 17 February 2013, in a mockery of justice, a Moroccan military court condemned 25 Saharawi citizens to shockingly tough prison sentences. Help us to release the Gdeim Izik 25.

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