11.05 - 2017. Category: Archive 2017 Glencore is departing Western SaharaThe 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 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.
31.03 - 2017. Category: Archive 2017 Polisario protests Kosmos/Cairn exploration in occupied watersThe 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.
24.03 - 2017. Category: Archive 2017 Morocco's P for Politics in AfricaMorocco 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.
20.03 - 2017. Category: Archive 2017 French government dilutes Court of Justice conclusion 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.
17.03 - 2017. Category: Archive 2017 Spain confirms: EU-Morocco trade deal not for Western Sahara goodsThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.