News

Press release from the Fish Elsewhere campaign, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

AN MEP today voiced his reservations over the outcome of a controversial Euro vote. FishUpdate.com, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

Letter from the Sahrawi human rights activists and prisoners of conscience denounce EU fisheries and foreign oil industry in Western Sahara, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

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