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01.10 - 2014 08:16
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.
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Do you know anything about the pro-Moroccan puppet organisations?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. Read more
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

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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16.09 - 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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Moroccan PR campaigner to write Kosmos Energy controversy assessment10.09 - 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.Read more
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

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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16.07 - 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.
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Geo Service 1 spotted in occupied Western Sahara05.07 - 2014

Kosmos Energy's supply vessel Geo Service 1 was observed yesterday in occupied Western Sahara.
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4 Danish municipalities stop purchase of Saharan conflict salt  01.07 - 2014
A quartet of Danish municipalities have demanded from controversial salt importer Danske Vejsalt that no Western Sahara road salt is sold to them. Read more

Kosmos supply vessels observed in occupied territory30.06 - 2014

Two of the vessels used by Kosmos Energy for its final exploration programme were last week observed in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara.
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Conflict rig testing in Korea29.06 - 2014
The rig ship 'Atwood Achiever', which will drill in occupied Western Sahara in a few months, is soon to travel to the territory. Now it is testing offshore Korea. Read more

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29.06 - 2014
Kosmos Energy officials are next week to undertake a mission to Western Sahara to meet with pro-Moroccan sham groups in Western Sahara, according to WSRW's sources. The company is ever closer to destroy the future of the Saharawi people.
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Kosmos Energy disagrees with UN legal office28.06 - 2014
The US oil company Kosmos Energy in a statement this week that it has the right to drill in Western Sahara - opposing the opinion of the UN legal office. Read more
Polisario asks for annulment of EU-Morocco illegal fish pact22.06 - 2014
The EU's scandalous fisheries agreement - whereby the EU is to pay Morocco to fish in Western Sahara waters which are under its occupation - has been taken to European Court of Justice. Polisario asks for the annulment of the accord, according to the Official Journal of the European Union.Read more

New report: Fuelling the occupation20.06 - 2014
The Swedish company Wisby Tankers AB is leading in a controversial trade: supplying occupied Western Sahara with petroleum products. New WSRW report today.Read more
Here is Kosmos Energy's supply vessel17.06 - 2014
At the Spanish government  owned harbour of Las Palmas today, Geo Service 1 is bunkering supplies for the illegal Moroccan oil studies offshore occupied Western Sahara. The studies take place not too far away from Spanish waters. Read more

News archive:
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
10.04 - 2014WSRW calls on Security Council to speak out on Kosmos oil hunt
28.03 - 2014Saharawis marching against Kosmos Energy in occupied Sahara
20.03 - 2014Saharawis continue to protest Kosmos' oil plans in Western Sahara
19.03 - 2014Saharawi government awards new oil exploration block
19.03 - 2014Kosmos: get out of Western Sahara!
17.03 - 2014Supplier to controversy rig withdraws further service
14.03 - 2014WSRW requests answers from Kosmos


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