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25.07 - 2018.   Category: News
Large Russian-Chinese-British oil study in Western Saharaic_geoex_610.jpgWith all multinational oil companies in occupied Western Sahara having abandoned their activities, the Moroccan government is trying to catch interest of new investors for further illegal oil exploration. Russian and Chinese state-owned companies, commissioned by a UK firm, are behind a large exploration programme.
07.02 - 2018.   Category: Archive 2018
Kosmos and Cairn have pulled out of Western Saharaic_6474zaragoza_1_610_200.jpg17 years of US private company engagement in exploring the oil potential of Western Sahara has come to an end.
23.01 - 2018.   Category: Archive 2018
Glencore has left occupied Western Saharaic_glencore_610.jpgThe final assets that Glencore held in oil exploration in occupied Western Sahara have been sold.
02.07 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
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.
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".
04.01 - 2017.   Category: Archive 2017
Chinese Geron Energy might take over block in occupied Western Saharaic_novaseis_610.jpgIrish oil company San Leon confirms that an unknown Chinese investor is sniffing on a majority stake in the company. San Leon is looking for oil in occupied Western Sahara, in violation of international law.
29.12 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
The oil companies working with Morocco in occupied Western SaharaDespite the protests from Saharawis, Morocco has to this day continued its illegal oil programme, through the Moroccan state owned oil company Office national des hydrocarbures et des mines, ONHYM. Seven oil and gas licences have so far been awarded in Western Sahara. The names of the blocks depicted on the map below use ONHYM's spelling. Scroll further down for more information about each block and its operators.
15.11 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Status of San Leon oil block still undeterminedic_onhym_15.11.2016_610.jpgThe oil block named "Tarfaya Onshore", overlapping the border between Morocco and the occupied territory of Western Sahara, in still unresolved, a newly published oil map reveals.
22.09 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Drilling could resume by San Leon near occupied capitalic_8666sanleonfoto_610.jpgSan Leon Energy's controversial oil programme in occupied Western Sahara might continue with more drilling, according to company.
18.08 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
San Leon/PetroMaroc study delayed and finedic_novaseis_610.jpgThe San Leon Energy/PetroMaroc study at the Zag block in occupied Western Sahara is delayed and the partners are penalized by Moroccan authorities. PetroMaroc's future is hanging by a thread.
31.07 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
The oil map is changing in occupied Western Saharaic_onhym_june2016.jpgKosmos and Cairn have renewed their licence - but did San Leon Energy abandon one of its licences? A new map from ONHYM suggests changes to the highly controversial oil exploration in the occupied territory.
27.06 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Wave of divestments over Western Saharaic_novigrad_610.jpgIn recent months, several investment firms have relinquished their interests in companies that are involved in the natural resource exploitation of occupied Western Sahara. Here are 21 of them.
09.06 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Polish company undertakes seismic studies in occupied Western Saharaic_geofyzika_krakow2_610.jpgThe Polish seismic services company Geofizyka Kraków ignored warnings and started seismic studies for oil exploration in occupied territory.

25.03 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Norwegian investor excluded Total due to Western Sahara involvementic_saharawi_women_protest_total_kosmos_agrium_610_200.jpgThe Norwegian insurance company Storebrand has blacklisted both phosphate and oil companies involved in occupied Western Sahara. Among them are the French company Total, which are now back in from the cold after they withdrew from the territory.
04.03 - 2016.   Category: Archive 2016
Norwegian pension fund blacklists San Leon over Western Saharaic_san_leon_go_home_200_610.jpgToday, the Norwegian government pension fund excluded San Leon Energy Plc from its investment portfolios.

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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.
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.
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. News Archive 2018 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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