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03.07 - 2020 19:04
The Swiss trade statistics reveal that 2019 was the first year without any imports of fruits and vegetables from occupied Western Sahara.
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HeidelbergCement cites local benefits, ignores consent03.07 - 2020
The German cement giant HeidelbergCement states that the company's operations in occupied Western Sahara are perfectly lawful according to a due diligence audit carried out by... HeidelbergCement.Read more
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Fishmeal: German government data confirms import controversy02.07 - 2020
The German government has released data of trade with fishmeal from plants located in occupied Western Sahara that confirms figures previously released by authorities in Bremen.  Read more



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Turkey: biggest funder of occupation of Western Sahara26.06 - 2020
The value of the fishmeal exports from occupied Western Sahara to Turkey in 2019 may have been larger than the entire phosphate trade from the occupied territory.Read more
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These are the vessels that provide fuel for the occupation 25.06 - 2020
Western Sahara Resource Watch presents all vessels that transported petroleum products into the occupied Western Sahara last year.Read more


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23.06 - 2020
The pressure is mounting on the New Zealand importers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. Today protesters in Christchurch erected roadblocks to stop trucks from transporting the conflict minerals into the local Ravensdown fertiliser factory.
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WSRW urges shareholders to challenge Continental 13.06 - 2020
Continental’s controversial contract in occupied Western Sahara is two weeks away from expiration. If renewed, WSRW asks owners to raise the matter at upcoming AGM.Read more
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Norwegian gas transport avoids Western Sahara at last minute06.06 - 2020
A vessel transporting Norwegian gas was supposed to arrrive in occupied Western Sahara tomorrow, but has now steered away last minute, as ordered by the exporter in Norway.Read more



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World Bank removed erroneous maps28.05 - 2020
The World Bank has yesterday removed erroneous maps of Morocco that mistakenly included the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara.

See also: World Bank in discordance with the UN on Western Sahara.
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Russia-Morocco controversial fisheries deal on the horizon27.05 - 2020
Russian and Moroccan representatives recently met to further discuss a new fisheries agreement covering the waters offshore occupied Western Sahara, but a new deal seems still pending. Read more


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26.05 - 2020
Two months after gas from a terminal in Sweden was exported into occupied Western Sahara, the Austrian company behind the shipment promises it will never happen again.
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Germany thumbs down OCP credit in Western Sahara  13.05 - 2020
Germany's state-owned development bank will not finance projects in Western Sahara.Read more
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HeidelbergCement expands in occupied Western Sahara 11.05 - 2020
Last week, the German multinational acquired another cement factory in occupied Western Sahara. Read more



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Equinor will no longer export gas to occupied Western Sahara10.05 - 2020
The Norwegian state-controlled energy company Equinor ‘regrets’ exports of gas into Western Sahara and promises to never do it again. Read more
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Kiwi importers ignore government advice on Western Sahara09.05 - 2020
While other companies internationally have managed to find alternative sources of phosphate - and in spite of a request of the New Zealand government that they do the same - the Kiwi fertilizer industry seems unwilling to drop its imports from occupied Western Sahara. Read more


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08.05 - 2020
An analysis of the legal aspects of the conflict in Western Sahara has led the research department of the German parliament to conclude that there are substantiated violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention by Morocco, that is to be considered an occupying power.
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Caterpillar trucks carry conflict minerals 07.05 - 2020
Trucks of the US company Caterpillar transport phosphate rock in occupied Western Sahara.Read more
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First overview of gas imports into occupied Western Sahara04.05 - 2020
50,000 tonnes of liquified gas arrived in occupied Western Sahara last year, according to our first overview of this key trade.Read more



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Support Western Sahara Resource Watch18.04 - 2020
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more
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Portugal energy consultants fail in geography08.04 - 2020
The Portuguese company Gesto has been contracted by Morocco to explore the geothermal potential of occupied Western Sahara - but chooses to refer to the territory as Morocco. Read more



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Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
EU Court cases on Western Sahara for dummies

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It's not easy keeping up with all the different legal proceedings relating to Western Sahara. For the sake of clarity, here's an overview of the five different cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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