News

The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 15 February 2024.

Published 15 February 2024
65c0b6e35580e_FlagsElectricityWesternSaharaLorz

A subsidiary of US company General Electric is partnering with the government of Morocco for an infrastructure project in the illegally occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 15 February 2024
65c20d204104d_HDFEnergy

WSRW has never received a response that politically propagated the occupation to the degree as the one received from a French campaigner for Morocco on behalf of renewable energy company HDF Energy. 

Published 09 February 2024
61c454b74bd93_ElliLorz_Guerguerat

WSRW has been invited to contribute to an EU Commission document on trade with Moroccan interests in occupied Western Sahara. This is why we reject taking part. 

Published 19 January 2024
65914aff2cdeb_AquacultureDakhla_ZomeM1

Half of Moroccan shellfish exporters approved for export into the EU, are in fact located in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 10 January 2024
6582e247405f7_Marinetraffic

Morocco has for six years avoided directing plunder vessels via South Africa, whose courts have ruled the phosphate plunder of occupied Western Sahara to be illegal. First test is taking place now. 

Published 28 December 2023
65845fa212ea3_ActiveTogether

The Erasmus+ financed youth exchange that was supposed to take place in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara, has reportedly been moved.

Published 21 December 2023
63da9834578ac_NewMed

The Norwegian government pension fund has announced that it has excluded Delek Group from its portfolio due to its petroleum exploration offshore occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 19 December 2023
6567535a32449_Erasmus_29.11.2023

A project supported by the EU Commission's Erasmus+ programme is to send European youth to “North Africa” - but without informing them that they are lured into normalising the illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

Published 15 December 2023
657958645f46a_Ahmedna_Crop

Saharawi civil society voices concern over Morocco's gigaplans for renewable energy in occupied Western Sahara during COP28 climate summit and to UN special rapporteur. 

Published 12 December 2023
6571b2b412f1a_Mouloud_herder_AnetteKarlsen

As leaders, businesses and civil society from all over the world gather for climate talks in Dubai, one people remains basically unrepresented.

Published 09 December 2023
6570a7ee97e83_siemens2013c

The German government has clarified that its financial support for Siemens Energy will include a provision excluding the firm’s projects in “Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara”.

Published 06 December 2023
65689ae690d8a_ElliLorz_IMG_6777

French HDF Energy announces its partnership in gigantic green hydrogen production project in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 30 November 2023
65660b8156423_tender_website

Companies that want to be perceived as taking human rights responsibly, should not bid on a large tender that will connect Morocco's illegal energy production in Western Sahara to the Moroccan grid, WSRW warns.

Published 28 November 2023
5f832eae78f08_gdeim_izik

Morocco must immediately release a group of leading human rights defenders, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention demands.  

Published 27 November 2023
6543805d75d59_renewable

Up to 81% of all land that the Moroccan government has allocated for new, gigantic plans for renewable energy, green hydrogen and ammonia, is located outside of Morocco's international borders, in occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 03 November 2023
6154f7412518a_CJEU

On 23 and 24 October, the EU Court of Justice will hear the parties to the cases on applying EU-Morocco agreements to occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 23 October 2023
6528f03ab49db_StarLygra_12.10.2013f

A Norwegian-controlled ship is now offloading Chinese wind turbines in the Canary Islands. Grieg Maritime says that its routines did not detect that the mills were to be installed in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 13 October 2023
6527bc485071a_engie

The controversial assessment that Global Diligence did on occupied Western Sahara for a project that will employ thousands of Moroccan settlers need to be released by French company Engie, WSRW demands in a letter.  

Published 13 October 2023
64f6f983eb086_ENGIE_google_satelite_05.09.2023

Throughout its impact studies, relations with the Moroccan government and partners, and a recent announcement of arrival of windmills to occupied Western Sahara, Engie has shown a total disregard for the UN's approach to the conflict.

Published 29 September 2023