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For the first time, Portugal is the biggest exporter of gas products into occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 15 May 2024
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The French government intends to finance a cable that will transport energy from Morocco's illegal projects in occupied Western Sahara to Morocco proper.

Published 07 May 2024

The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 6 May 2024.

Published 06 May 2024
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The two Spanish companies that are exporting practically all petroleum into occupied Western Sahara remain non-communicative. 

Published 06 May 2024
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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 22 April 2024
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The Advocate General of the EU’s top Court backs the legal status of the people of Western Sahara. Final Judgment expected in a few months. 

Published 21 March 2024
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Labelling those products as originating in the Kingdom of Morocco instead of originating in Western Sahara breaches EU law, the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice concludes.

Published 21 March 2024
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After undertaking work for the Moroccan state phosphate company in Western Sahara, the Danish consultancy giant COWI states that it “will not engage in further projects" in the occupied territory.

Published 11 March 2024
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An external evaluation report on the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement 2019-2023 confirms that the agreement revolves, in its entirety, around Western Sahara.

Published 08 March 2024
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At the company’s Annual General Meeting on 26 February 2024, Siemens Energy’s board could not rule out any further projects in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 06 March 2024

The WSRW report P for Plunder 2023 to be published in April 2023 will contain information on all vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Published 01 March 2024
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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
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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
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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
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Half of Moroccan shellfish exporters approved for export into the EU, are in fact located in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 10 January 2024
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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
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The Erasmus+ financed youth exchange that was supposed to take place in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara, has reportedly been moved.

Published 21 December 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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French HDF Energy announces its partnership in gigantic green hydrogen production project in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 30 November 2023
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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
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Morocco must immediately release a group of leading human rights defenders, UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention demands.  

Published 27 November 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This week, the first components that will be used for Engie' highly problematic windmill programme in Western Sahara have arrived to the occupied territory.

Published 27 September 2023
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Images have appeared of highly controversial windmills on Canary Islands, in transit for Engie's project in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 15 September 2023
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The German insurance company Allianz goes all in when it politically defends the brutal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.  

Published 13 September 2023
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Western Sahara republic expresses wish to be included in UN-led climate governance. 

Published 05 September 2023
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A private Chinese battery manufacturer denies rumours from the Moroccan government that it had planned gigantic and potentially highly controversial investments in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 31 August 2023
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The Swedish truck company Scania, part of Volkswagen, offers services in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 21 August 2023
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The controversial 300 MW Boujdour wind farm - owned by Enel and supplied by Siemens Gamesa - has been commissioned in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 18 August 2023
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The Western Sahara republic yesterday announced the signing of a new onshore mineral exploration licence.

Published 10 August 2023
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The UN recognised representation of the people of Western Sahara is today meeting with Canary fishermen to explore continued fishing opportunities as the EU-Moroccan fisheries are coming to an end.

Published 07 July 2023
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Swedish fishing vessels are being exported to occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 29 June 2023
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From early May, the Royal Air Maroc ran a propaganda campaign in Strasbourg selling trips to the occupied territory of Western Sahara. 

Published 15 June 2023
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The French company Alcatel has been observed working on the telecom cables into the occupied territory.

Published 13 June 2023
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French telecom company Orange is proud to finance business opportunities in the Moroccan kingdom's ”southern provinces", praying that “may God assist His Highness, the Moroccan king”.

Published 05 June 2023
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NewMed's gas exploration licence offshore occupied Western Sahara is "illegal”, Polisario lashes out in a release.

Published 04 June 2023
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Another controversial wind farm - Aftissat II - is about to be finalised in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 01 June 2023
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The French insurance company has posted a video of its local leaders having a wonderful time in the occupied territory.  

Published 31 May 2023
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Morocco's illegal exports of phosphate rock through a controversial conveyor belt has been targeted by what is claimed to be a bomb.

Published 26 May 2023
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For the first time, the USA is the biggest exporter of gas into Western Sahara. 

Published 24 May 2023
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Nearly all petroleum that arrived in occupied Western Sahara in 2022 originated from refineries in Spain.

Published 23 May 2023
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The Chinese company Envision Energy is going to supply Engie with the windmill components for its controversial windfarm near Dakhla in occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 22 May 2023
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The cement sales of Heidelberg Materials in occupied Western Sahara could have increased by 150% in two years. 

Published 16 May 2023
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Information from the Moroccan government shows that plans are materialising for a new gigantic solar farm in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 11 May 2023
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For over 40 years, a Moroccan state-owned company has exported phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara.  

Published 11 May 2023
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The fish stocks of occupied Western Sahara have not only attracted the interest of the Moroccan fleet: other foreign interests are also fishing in the occupied waters through arrangements with Moroccan counterparts. Along the Western Saharan coastline, a processing industry has emerged.

Published 11 May 2023
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Published 08 May 2023
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A study shows that Morocco's greatest potential for green hydrogen lies in the territory it holds under military occupation.

Published 03 May 2023
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The invasion of Ukraine causes a massive increase in Morocco's profits from its illegal plunder of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. New WSRW report shows that the export volume remained stable throughout 2022.

Published 24 April 2023
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Morocco has told the UN Human Rights Council that it will not take the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people into account. 

Published 31 March 2023
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A highly self-contradictory statement regarding its conflict windmills in occupied Western Sahara was issued by Siemens Gamesa yesterday.

Published 29 March 2023
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The Australian fertilizer company first promised to answer questions on the imports of conflict minerals from occupied Western Sahara. Then it went silent. 

Published 16 March 2023
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The Italian company Bedeschi obtained a contract for building infrastructure for export of conflict minerals from occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 13 March 2023
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Here are the owners of Delek Group which is behind the oil search offshore occupied Western Sahara. 

Published 13 February 2023
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The African Development Bank has not funded the construction of a controversial Moroccan energy cable in Western Sahara, even though public tender documents suggested that it would.

Published 09 February 2023
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The CEO of Siemens Energy denounces the occupation of Ukraine, but does not “have the mandate to take a political position on such issues or to confirm a territorial status” in the occupied territory of Western Sahara where the company operates for the Moroccan government.

Published 08 February 2023
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The EU Commission has authored a new report detailing how Moroccan settlers benefit from a trade agreement that has been found illegal by the EU Court of Justice multiple times.

Published 07 February 2023

The WSRW report P for Plunder 2023 to be published in April 2023 will contain information on all vessels that departed occupied Western Sahara from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Published 06 February 2023
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The Israeli company that signed an agreement for hydrocarbon exploration in occupied Western Sahara claims to follow “the laws in force”. But of which country?

Published 06 February 2023
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The Universities of Kiel and Hamburg have taken part in mapping the seafloor offshore occupied Western Sahara, seemingly without knowing where they carried out the operation. 

Published 03 February 2023
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Contrary to previous promises by UK company Xlinks, Moroccan regional president now says the renewable energy plants that are to supply the UK will be located in occupied Western Sahara.

Published 31 January 2023
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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
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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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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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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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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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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