Civilian court follows military court against Saharawi activistsgdeim_izik_610x200.jpg
19.07 - 2017 12:30
Verdict comes after years of accusations that the trials were politically motivated, imprisoning activists who stood up against Morocco's social and economic deprivation of Saharawis.
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Western Sahara has won its conflict cargo case in South Africa13.07 - 2017
The Moroccan state company OCP has decided to drop defending the detained conflict mineral cargo in South Africa. The Saharawi people thus won a 5 million USD walk-over victory before the trial over phosphate rock ownership even had begun. Read more
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Siemens inconsistently supporting occupations10.07 - 2017
While the German industrial mastodon has no problems in delivering turbines to the area of Western Sahara that is under Moroccan occupation, it goes out of its way to distance itself from similar deliveries to Crimea.Read more



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Sign up! Stop EU trade talks with Morocco regarding Western Sahara! 05.07 - 2017
“We call on the EU to abide by the judgment of its own Supreme Court, and to cease all trade talks regarding Western Sahara with the occupying state, Morocco. As a champion for rule of law and human rights, the EU should respect the rights of the Saharawi people and negotiate trade in goods from Western Sahara with their representatives, the Polisario Front.”

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New Chinese interest in oil search in occupied Western Sahara?02.07 - 2017
The 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. Read more


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01.07 - 2017
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
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Here is Dura Bulk unloading Western Sahara sand in Tenerife30.06 - 2017
Sand exports from occupied Western Sahara to Spain continue unabated.Read more
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Western Sahara solar plants expected to be operational in 201830.06 - 2017
Morocco has started the construction of large solar industry infrastructure in the part of Western Sahara that it is illegally occupying.Read more



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Polisario warns shipping industry of more vessel detentions21.06 - 2017
In a statement today, the Saharawi government alerts the shipping industry of the risk involved in taking part of the plunder of Western Sahara. Read more
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Isle of Man shipping company exits Western Sahara until settlement20.06 - 2017
The Isle of Man shipping company LT Ugland stated to media today that it will not undertake further shipments from Western Sahara to New Zealand. Read more


New report reveals the companies transporting conflict phosphate rockrosita_09.04.2015_610.jpg
16.06 - 2017
A new report published by WSRW today reveals the names of around 100 shipping companies behind the transport of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara in 2016 and 2017.
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Saharawis won first round in conflict mineral cargo court case15.06 - 2017
A panel of judges in the High Court in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, judged this morning that the cargo on board the vessel NM Cherry Blossom is rightfully detained, and that a trial to determine its ownership is to take place. Read more
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Wisby Tankers continues fueling occupation of Western Sahara12.06 - 2017
The Swedish shipping company Wisby Tankers continues its transports of petroleum products into the occupied territory of Western Sahara at same level as earlier, but a new vessel has started on the route. Read more



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Swedish bank excludes phosphates industry in Western Sahara 12.06 - 2017
One of the largest Swedish financial groups today announced they are kicking out four clients of Western Sahara phosphates from its portfolios, including the two leading Canadian importers. Read more
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15 questions that Atlas Copco does not want to answer 06.06 - 2017
The Swedish company Atlas Copco this week amended its statement on the company's involvement in occupied Western Sahara, but it refuses to further clarify its plans.Read more


Moroccan government confirmed Glencore exit from Foum Ognitglencore_610.jpg
02.06 - 2017
The deal on Glencore's departure from the Foum Ognit oil exploration block was signed already in January.
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Ballance takes in new controversial cargo to replace detained vessel01.06 - 2017
The New Zealand farmer-owned cooperative Ballance Agri-Nutrients is taking in another dirty cargo of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara while the vessel NM Cherry Blossom is detained by a court in South Africa. Read more
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UN Global Compact drops Vigeo Eiris case after own goal30.05 - 2017
The UN business ethics body Global Compact has decided to not go further on the case of controversial French-UK-Moroccan company since the UN body's intervention had leaked to media. Read more



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Protests in Palma de Mallorca against sand imports30.05 - 2017
About thirty persons gathered at the docks of Palma de Mallorca to protest the unloading of sand from occupied Western Sahara.Read more
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Can the EU answer these questions on Western Sahara trade talks?30.05 - 2017
Today, the EU Commission will answer questions from EU Parliamentarians about its plans to negotiate a trade arrangement for Western Sahara, with Morocco - the country that occupies the territory. Such an agreement is not legal, according to European top court. The Commission’s trade plans are kept away from public scrutiny.Read more



News archive:
20.05 - 2017Canada bound ship with conflict minerals released from detention
18.05 - 2017New Zealand conflict cargo judgment set for 9 June
18.05 - 2017Danish vessel with plunder cargo detained in Panama




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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!

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On 17 February 2013, in a mockery of justice, a Moroccan military court condemned 25 Saharawi citizens to shockingly tough prison sentences. Help us to release the Gdeim Izik 25.
Support Western Sahara Resource Watch

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Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.
Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder

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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

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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.

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