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21.11 - 2017.   Category: News
Paradise Papers: New light on Glencore structureic_glencore_610.jpgFresh leaks from international tax-havens provide more information about who is behind the Glencore oil operations in occupied Western Sahara.
26.10 - 2017.   Category: News
Kosmos surveying oil potential near Dakhla again?ic_2017.10.25_dongfang_kantan_no._1_610x200.jpgOver the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy.
11.10 - 2017.   Category: News
Wärtsilä to build power plant in occupied Western Saharaic_wartsila.jpgFinnish energy company Wärtsilä has struck a deal with the Moroccan government to supply a power plant to Dakhla - a town located well outside of Morocco, and inside occupied Western Sahara.
02.07 - 2017.   Category: News
New Chinese interest in oil search in occupied Western Sahara?ic_8666sanleonfoto_610.jpgThe private owned Chinese company China Great United Petroleum (Holding) Limited could be close to taking over controversial rights to onshore oil exploration in occupied Western Sahara.
21.06 - 2017.   Category: News archive
Polisario warns shipping industry of more vessel detentionsic_key_bay_06.01.2017_1815_610.jpgIn a statement today, the Saharawi government alerts the shipping industry of the risk involved in taking part of the plunder of Western Sahara.
02.06 - 2017.   Category: News archive
Moroccan government confirmed Glencore exit from Foum Ognitic_glencore_610.jpgThe deal on Glencore's departure from the Foum Ognit oil exploration block was signed already in January.
11.05 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Glencore is departing Western Saharaic_glencore_610.jpgThe biggest international company currently present in occupied Western Sahara is ending its operations in the territory, according to Swiss media.
08.05 - 2017.   Category: Archive
Testimony of Mohamed Embarek Lefkir - 22 March 2017
08.05 - 2017.   Category: Archive
Testimony Machdoufi Ettaki - 14 March 2017Machdoufi Ettaki was by the military court sentenced to time served, and is therefore not imprisoned with the rest of the Gdeim Izik group.
26.04 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
San Leon blames security for pause in occupied Western Saharaic_novaseis_610.jpgIrish/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".
15.04 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Kosmos/Cairn oil study in occupied waters has endedic_bgp_prospector_geo_service_las_palmas_610.jpgThe seismic study programme of Kosmos Energy and Cairn Energy offshore occupied Western Sahara ended on 12 April.
31.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Polisario protests Kosmos/Cairn exploration in occupied watersic_kosmos_protest_camps.jpgThe 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.
28.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel in occupied Western Saharaic_geoservice_27.03.2017a_610.jpgKosmos and Cairn Energy are exploring for oil offshore Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. This photo taken yesterday shows one of their supply vessels.
24.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Morocco's P for Politics in Africaic_1945-2017_610.jpgMorocco 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.
23.03 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Kosmos with extensive seismic studies off occupied Western Saharaic_bgp_prospector_geo_service_las_palmas_610.jpgKosmos 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.

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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.
Stand up for the Gdeim Izik 25!


Leading activists from Western Sahara are condemned to sentences ranging from 20 years to life imprisonment in connection to a mass protest in 2010 denouncing the Saharawi people’s social and economic marginalization in their occupied land; the Gdeim Izik protest camp.
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Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder


At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.
The Western Sahara oil curse


Big oil’s interest in occupied Western Sahara has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Some companies are now drilling, in complete disregard of international law and the Saharawi people’s rights. Here’s what you need to know. News Archive 2017 News Archive 2016 News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive 2008 News Archive 2007 News Archive 2004-2006

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