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Kerr-McGee is pulling out of Western Sahara following pressure from activists pushing for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) independence from Morocco.

Published 02 May 2006

Campaigners from 19 European countries came together today to stop the European Union ratifying an Agreement which will violate international law and see European boats fishing in the waters of Africa’s last colony. Press release, 13 February 2006.

Published 13 February 2006

The Moroccan state phosphate company present in Western Sahara grew in 2006 in relation to 2005. Read press a press release from the company here.

Published 27 January 2006

Statement from the Sahrawi government , 17 January 2006.

Published 17 January 2006

Statement from the Saharawi Arabic Democratic Republic, 6 January 2006.

Published 12 January 2006

Media clips of the Yara admissions of having imported phosphate from Western Sahara, 2005.

Published 16 December 2005

Statement from the Saharawi governmment

Published 01 November 2005

"Intended Activities by Companies in Western Sahara Against the Express Wish of the Indigenous Saharawi Population". Statement of 12 oct 2005.

Published 12 October 2005

Following six years of negotiations and strained relations, Morocco and the European Union (EU) today finally signed a new but limited fisheries partnership agreement for the next four years. The new deal especially favours the Spanish and Portuguese fleets. Morocco, on the other hand, has used the last six years wisely to build its own modern fisheries industry. Afrol News, 28 July 2005.

Published 28 July 2005

The small Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara has won a great victory: the last Norwegian investor is now selling its stocks in the petroleum company Kerr-McGee. Aftenposten, 30 June 2005.

Published 30 June 2005

On 17 May, Mohamed Khaddad, a senior Polisario diplomat, declared an oil exploration licensing round for the waters offshore the Western Sahara at an oil industry and press gathering in London. Middle East International, 26 May 2006.

Published 26 May 2005

As the European Union (EU) is currently negotiating a new fisheries agreement with the government of Morocco, the exiled government of Western Sahara has voiced its concern over a possible inclusion of fisheries resources from the occupied territory in the deal. The Sahrawis call for "greater transparency and respect for international law" in the ongoing negotiations. Afrol News, 19 May 2005

Published 19 May 2005

Letter from Polisario representative in Europe to EU Fisheries Commissioner, 18 May 2005.

Published 18 May 2005

Oil Companies Very Keen On Western Sahara Despite The Geopolitical Problems. Oilbarrel.com, 14 May 2005.

Published 14 May 2005

Newsclips regarding Kerr-McGee's renewal of contract offshore Western Sahara, May 2005.

Published 12 May 2005

International campaign puts pressure on U.S. oil corporation profiting from Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

Published 03 March 2005

Shareholders focus of campaign to end Kerr-McGee's involvement in Occupied Western Sahara. Press release Feb 28th 2005. Also: letter to KMG shareholders.

Published 28 February 2005