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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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