Russian fisheries still absent from Western Saharavasilylozovskiy_kapitanbogomolov_12.10.2020_610.jpg
12.10 - 2020 21:18
The large Russian trawl fleet that normally zig-zags the waters off occupied Western Sahara at this time of year is nowhere to be found.
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West African controversial fish imports resume07.10 - 2020
The export of frozen fish from occupied Western Sahara to harbours in West African countries has picked up again after the summer break. Read more
LATEST: No more Swedish supplies to the Bou Craa mine05.10 - 2020
The Swedish mining equipment company Epiroc has announced that it will no longer supply the controversial Bou Craa phosphate mine in occupied Western Sahara. German company Continental should follow the example, WSRW comments.  Read more

Soon 10 years of wrongful imprisonment: release Gdeim Izik group now 08.09 - 2020
Western Sahara Resource Watch calls for immediate and unconditional release of the group of leading Saharawi activists who were arrested in 2010 for advocating for socio-economic rights of the Saharawi people. Read more
DHL: ignoring Saharawi rights for 5 parcels a day08.09 - 2020
The Board of Deutsche Post AG completely missed the opportunity to explain its controversial activities in occupied Western Sahara.
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Concrete plans for third solar plant in occupied Western Saharael_argoub_610.jpg
24.08 - 2020
Information has surfaced on Morocco's plans for a third solar plant in occupied Western Sahara, to be constructed in close proximity to the agri-business in Dakhla.
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Voltalia to construct wind farm in occupied Western Sahara10.08 - 2020
The French company plans to commence construction later this year.Read more
Will Deutsche Post's AGM provide clarity on Western Sahara operations?28.07 - 2020
As the company will not respond to questions about the activities of its subsidiary DHL in occupied Western Sahara, WSRW asks shareholders to raise the matter at the upcoming AGM.Read more

New Indian construction company in occupied Western Sahara27.07 - 2020
The Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro erects large energy infrastructure in occupied Western Sahara.Read more
Continental still unclear about future supplies to Western Sahara 27.07 - 2020
While Continental’s controversial supply contract in occupied Western Sahara has expired, the company remains silent on a potential renewal - even in the face of shareholders' questions.Read more

Conflict Bitcoin miner keeps silent on Dakhla wind farm planssoluna.jpg
22.07 - 2020
The blockchain computing company Soluna set on building a 900 MW wind farm in occupied Western Sahara, does not respond to questions from civil society.
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Siemens yet again evades questions on Western Sahara19.07 - 2020
Siemens has created a new company that will inherit its operations on occupied land in Western Sahara, but still refuses to clarify whether the people of the territory have actually consented to those operations.Read more
Namibia slams Spain for failing to respect Saharawi rights16.07 - 2020
In the UN Human Right Council today, Spain failed to assume responsibility with regard to the exploitation of occupied Western Sahara's natural resources. Namibia is not having it. Read more

Swiss supermarkets ban produce from occupied Western Sahara03.07 - 2020
The Swiss trade statistics reveal that 2019 was the first year without any imports of fruits and vegetables from occupied Western Sahara.Read more
HeidelbergCement cites local benefits, ignores consent03.07 - 2020
The German cement giant HeidelbergCement states that the company's operations in occupied Western Sahara are perfectly lawful according to a due diligence audit carried out by... HeidelbergCement.Read more

Fishmeal: German government data confirms import controversytrain_kmp-min_redux.jpg
02.07 - 2020
The German government has released data of trade with fishmeal from plants located in occupied Western Sahara that confirms figures previously released by authorities in Bremen.  
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Turkey: biggest funder of occupation of Western Sahara26.06 - 2020
The value of the fishmeal exports from occupied Western Sahara to Turkey in 2019 may have been larger than the entire phosphate trade from the occupied territory.Read more
These are the vessels that provide fuel for the occupation 25.06 - 2020
Western Sahara Resource Watch presents all vessels that transported petroleum products into the occupied Western Sahara last year.Read more

Protesters set up roadblock to stop conflict minerals in New Zealand23.06 - 2020
The pressure is mounting on the New Zealand importers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. Today protesters in Christchurch erected roadblocks to stop trucks from transporting the conflict minerals into the local Ravensdown fertiliser factory.
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WSRW urges shareholders to challenge Continental 13.06 - 2020
Continental’s controversial contract in occupied Western Sahara is two weeks away from expiration. If renewed, WSRW asks owners to raise the matter at upcoming AGM.Read more

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03.12 - 2018Stock-exchange registered companies in occupied Western Sahara


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.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies


It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the five different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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