A group of women this week protested the drilling plans of Kosmos Energy in occupied Western Sahara. Their leader is serving lifetime in Moroccan jail for such protest.
Kosmos Energy is "not welcome to Western Sahara" according to the banner. The abbreviation CSPRON is also written on the banner. CSPRON - The committee for the UN peace plan and protection of natural resources in Western Sahara - has for many years worked to denounce the natural resource plunder from the territory.
Its leader was in 2013 sentenced to lifetime in a Moroccan military court.
Kosmos Energy has decided to keep their website defending Western Sahara oil search - even after they have left the territory.
Is Kosmos Energy undertaking a last survey on the Boujdour Maritime licence before it waves goodbye to occupied Western Sahara? Or has an unknown company taken over the licence? Last week, seabed petroleum surveys started at the place where Kosmos drilled in 2014.
17 years of US private company engagement in exploring the oil potential of Western Sahara has come to an end.
Over the past 24 hours, WSRW has observed a resumed seabed exploration north of Dakhla, in the block operated by American oil company Kosmos Energy in collaboration with Scotland's Cairn Energy.