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Without waiting for the final ruling of the EU Court of Justice, the EU Commission has seemingly started preparation for further fisheries in the waters offshore occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 13 January 2023
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A Greek company lobbied the EU parliament to undermine international law in Western Sahara, a leaked letter documents. 

Published 30 December 2022
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While the European Parliament swiftly adopted a resolution condemning the alleged involvement of Qatar in the corruption scandal that is shaking the EU to its core, a majority of MEPs voted against a similar approach of Morocco. These are the MEPs.

Published 16 December 2022

The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 6 December 2022.

Published 06 December 2022
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Israel's NewMed Energy today announced it has signed a deal with Morocco to produce natural gas offshore Boujdour, bringing former Cairn Energy back into the occupied territory. 

Published 06 December 2022
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Ten states today took the opportunity to comment on Morocco's human rights track record in Western Sahara, the territory that it holds under illegal occupation. 

Published 08 November 2022
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The Maritime Union of Australia denounces the renewed imports of stolen conflict minerals into Australia.

Published 20 October 2022
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The EU is again undertaking ‘consultations’ on illegal EU-Morocco trade agreements in occupied Western Sahara. Here is why WSRW refuses to engage. 

Published 19 October 2022
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WSRW calls on UN Member States to address Morocco's plunder of Western Sahara during Morocco's UPR review in November. 

Published 18 October 2022
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A group of Saharawi refugees yesterday demonstrated against the Australian company Incitec Pivot. The company has bought a cargo of conflict minerals from a mine on their land, from the occupation government. 

Published 13 October 2022
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Morocco and Nigeria signed an agreement on the planned offshore gas pipeline between the two countries, projected to turn onshore in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 28 September 2022
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The Australian company Incitec Pivot has today confirmed that it is the purchaser of a cargo of phosphate rock that the Moroccan government has exported out of the territory held under illegal occupation. 

Published 27 September 2022
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A small, new and unknown Australian company claims to have acquired a mining licence in occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 26 September 2022
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The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights concludes Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara to be a serious violation of the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination and independence.

Published 25 September 2022
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Australia is to receive its first controversial phosphate shipment from occupied Western Sahara in six years. 

Published 23 September 2022
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In a letter letter to the UN Secretary-General, WSRW calls for a more balanced and truthful reporting on Morocco's illegal plunder of occupied Western Sahara's resources.  

Published 15 September 2022
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Even after a likely intervention of the Canadian public accounting firm regulator, the mining company Metalex keeps misleading about its licences on occupied land in reports audited by Davidson & Company.

Published 09 September 2022
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Three months after French company Engie condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the company inks deals to start building a large water project in Western Sahara, in partnership with the government of the illegal occupier Morocco.

Published 06 July 2022
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Controversial Spanish-Moroccan business meeting to kickstart in occupied Western Sahara today.

Published 21 June 2022
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25 million Euros of EBRD loans will be provided to yet another Moroccan bank - for projects that risks being located in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 13 June 2022
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The Australian company confirms to undertake a pipeline study through Western Sahara, four months after WSRW contacted the company over the matter.

Published 23 May 2022
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The company defended its controversial operations during the AGM on 12 May.

Published 16 May 2022
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In the middle of Moroccan-Spanish maritime disputes offshore Western Sahara, Morocco is lobbying for a defender of the occupation of Western Sahara to sit at an important UN scientific body for maritime continental boundaries. 

Published 05 May 2022
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The controversial export of fishmeal from occupied Western Sahara to Turkey in 2021 was worth somewhere around 64 million USD.

Published 28 April 2022
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All due diligence alarm bells should ring before any company considers bidding for a Moroccan tender inviting for evaluation of the petroleum potential offshore occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 25 April 2022
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The North-African pipeline freeze might delay Morocco's plans to supply occupied Western Sahara with Algerian gas. 

Published 22 April 2022
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The Moroccan government has just closed a tender to dig 4000 cubic meters of soil as part of search for minerals in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 21 April 2022
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In order to increase the influx of Moroccan settlers and to ‘develop’ the territory, Morocco has rolled out large infrastructure works which the Saharawi people have never asked for. 

Published 14 April 2022
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For over 40 years, a Moroccan state-owned company has exported phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 14 April 2022
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How can it be wrong to develop renewable energy, in a world that is in desperate need for a green transition? In Western Sahara, the problems are numerous.

Published 14 April 2022
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Growing fruit and vegetables in the desert destroys the non-renewable water reservoirs and employ thousands of settlers from neighbouring Morocco. 

Published 14 April 2022
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Tourist beaches on the Canary Islands are made with sand from occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 14 April 2022
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The German company ifm stated on Twitter yesterday that it cannot always know where its products end up being used. We found them in Western Sahara. 

Published 14 April 2022
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Accounts recently submitted to the Canadian government confirm that Metalex is on its way back to working in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 13 April 2022
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Monitoring of transports of gas shipments into occupied Western Sahara, shows that the Netherlands was the most important supplier of gas for the year 2021. 

Published 08 April 2022
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The Swedish company Bygging-Uddemann states that it didn't know that its equipment would end up in Western Sahara for the construction of a new port. 

Published 07 April 2022
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We still have some of these reports in printed versions. Those can be ordered from info@wsrw.org. Price: 15 Euros per report, plus postage.   

Published 06 April 2022
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Our latest annual report on the phosphate trade from occupied Western Sahara shows that Mexico will soon take over India's role as the most important client of the territory's conflict mineral. 

Published 06 April 2022
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With a large fertiliser factory and a brand new port, Morocco will open a new chapter in the controversial saga of its plunder of phosphate rock in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 05 April 2022
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As EBRD is rolling out millions of new loans to Morocco's green energy transition, it remains unknown whether the international bank will also fund controversial businesses in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 31 March 2022
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Parallel to the Moroccan government's participation in a summit in Israel, a first ever export of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara to Israel is about to be completed. 

Published 28 March 2022
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“We planted 808 trees in Boujdour, Morocco”, Siemens Gamesa boasts, as it for the umpteenth time forgets which country its controversial project is actually located in.

Published 25 March 2022
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Two Saharawis protested against Siemens Gamesa's lack of responses over its support to the occupation, during the company's Annual Meeting yesterday.  

Published 25 March 2022
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The Spanish oil companies Cepsa and Repsol continue exporting petroleum products into occupied Western Sahara.

Published 23 March 2022
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Saharawi human rights defender placed under house arrest since 16 months, calls on Siemens and Enel to assume their responsibility and leave occupied Western Sahara.

Published 11 March 2022
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"A regrettable situation", says the director of the shipping company Belships, calling for a ban from the Norwegian authorities.

Published 11 March 2022

The WSRW report P for Plunder 2022 to be published in April 2022 will contain information on all vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Published 27 February 2022
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This week's annual meeting of Siemens Energy's shareholders marks ten years of silence from the German group regarding projects on occupied land.  

Published 25 February 2022
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The international companies operating in occupied Western Sahara use a combination of arguments to support their presence. None of these are valid.

Published 10 January 2022
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In a new report, the EU Commission elaborates on how Moroccan settlers in Western Sahara are benefiting from a trade agreement that the EU Court of Justice has found illegal. 

Published 10 January 2022