The Norwegian insurance company Storebrand has blacklisted both phosphate and oil companies involved in occupied Western Sahara. Among them are the French company Total, which are now back in from the cold after they withdrew from the territory.
20 February 2016, the student organisation of the European Peoples Party (EPP) passed a resolution calling for the right to self-determination in occupied Western Sahara.
Former chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenæs, calls the human rights situation in Western Sahara 'very depressing'.
Today, the Norwegian government pension fund excluded San Leon Energy Plc from its investment portfolios.
"I feel like I have been on a hybrid between the Roskilde Festival, a survival trip and Dancing with the Stars". Paid by the organisers, a Danish journalist travelled to occupied Western Sahara on business class for the 2015 edition of the controversial Crans Montana Forum.
Ali Salem Tamek, a well-known human rights defender from Western Sahara, is undertaking an open-ended hunger strike to demand his right to a university education - something he claims the Moroccan government is barring him from.
All 9 Norwegian youth parties today met in front of the Moroccan embassy in Oslo, demanding a referendum on independence for Western Sahara.
Tuesday afternoon, another four Norwegians were denied entry to Western Sahara. The total number of people expelled from Western Sahara - or denied access to the territory - has now reached 67. They received a peculiar explanation.
From Sunday noon to Wednesday afternoon, 68 foreign visitors to Western Sahara have either been detained after arrival to occupied Western Sahara or stopped upon trying to enter. All deported.
“Should we go over and talk to them?”
A series of articles in Norwegian media this year highlighted a controversial shipment from occupied Western Sahara on board a vessel owned by Bergen shipping company Spar Shipping.
The French multinational oil company has announced that it is no longer pursuing oil search offshore Western Sahara. "More good news for the Saharawi people. We urge the remaining oil companies to follow suit", stated WSRW.
Though a deal on social benefits was in reach after several tough rounds of negotiations, the Dutch government found Morocco's demand to have Western Sahara included in the agreement unacceptable.
The 2015 session of the Nordic Youth Council asked the Nordic countries to work for the independence of Western Sahara.
Massive numbers of Saharawi refugees gathered last weekend to send a clear message to Irish oil company San Leon Energy which is looking for oil in their occupied homeland: "San Leon: go home". Find high resolution footage of the protest, free of charge.
The UN operation in Western Sahara must be allowed to monitor human rights situation in Western Sahara. This was underlined by Norwegian youth delegates on behalf of Norway in the UN General Assembly this week.
The UN's committee on decolonization allows so-called “petitioners” to present their point of views on the conflict. An Icelandic lawfirm admits being paid by the Moroccan embassy in Oslo to do so.
Phosphate researcher Dana Cordell gave lecture at Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Grief in Western Sahara as national symbol has passed away.
Irish company is to drill for occupying power Morocco. Saharawi refugees who were forcibly displaced following the occupation, protest their plans.
A Saharawi human rights activists who has received several Norwegian delegations to occupied Western Sahara was severely injured from police beatings in Smara Friday night.
The Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs this week discussed the mandate of the UN mission in Western Sahara with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. It is France which every year prevents the UN force in the territory to monitor human rights.
Here are the Norwegian groups expelled from Western Sahara and southern Morocco in 2014.
A cross-party Group of Friends for Western Sahara was established today, first time ever, in the Norwegian Parliament. The group's goal is to contribute to defend the right to self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.
A delegation from the Rafto Fundation for Human Rights is now being escorted out of the Western Sahara capital city El Aaiun by Moroccan police. The group entered the occupied territories yesterday, and discussed the Norwegian seismic company SeaBird with local human rights activists.
A UN study completed this year investigated the nutritional status in the Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria. The study found that 7,6 percent of children are acutely malnourished, 16,7 percent are underweight, and 25.2 suffer from stunting. [Updated article]
A demonstration against the Scottish company Cairn Energy took place yesterday in front of its offices in Stavanger, Norway.
Every month, we receive new videos of Moroccan police throwing stones in occupied Western Sahara. This one is from last night.