Most of the oil arriving the occupied territories of Western Sahara arrive on board Norwegian flagged vessel, new report reveals. Swedish and Norwegian national news have covered the topic this weekend.
With the Saharawi flag over his head, Salah Amaidan came in third at the 10 kilometer run in Tromsø yesterday.
WSRW has published a complete report listing all the clients, volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco's exports of phosphate rock from occupied territory.
On Monday May 12th the Icelandic Parliament passed a resolution in support of the people of Western Sahara's right for self-determination.
The oil rig that this autumn will destroy the future of the Sahrawi population is not just equipped with components made by Norwegian company Aker Solutions. The rig is filled to the brim with equipment from National Oilwell Varco's Norwegian plants - at a threefold greater value.
The Chairwoman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, and her Polish travel companion were expelled from South Morocco Friday evening.
On their way to visit the family of late Said Dambar tonight, a Norwegian group was told by police that they were not allowed to leave the hotel.
The Saharawi activist Leila Leili was on 10 February pulled by her hair by Moroccan police when she was demonstrating for the UN to report on human rights violations.
Norwegian Refugee Council has launched the report "Occupied Country, displaced people" on the conflict in Western Sahara.
More than a hundred persons are said to have been injured in Western Sahara's capital, observing the UN Human Rights day and frustrated over EU's new illegal fisheries agreement with Morocco in their waters. Videos keep coming in. See series.
The EU parliament today decided to continue the illegal EU fisheries practices in occupied Western Sahara. 2 hours later, Saharawis took to the streets. Several injured.
EU is about to enter into a new fishing agreement with Morocco, which is contrary to international law because Western Sahara is not excluded. The Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers (FO) students' congress this weekend requested Norwegian politicians to talk some sense into the EU parliamentarians.
Ali Salem Tamek, a well known Saharawi human rights defender, was about to leave for Europe to undergo surgery, when the Moroccan police came to arrest his wife on false charges.
The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara is 20 years old this week.
A number of videos from the occupied territories have during the last few days been published Youtube.
The company Total is carrying out oil exploration in the Sahara and was this year present on Career Day at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Changemaker, SAIH and The Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara are now criticizing NTNU for lack of ethical guidelines.
Salah 'The Runner' Amaidane came in at second place at Oslo Marathon, 10K, 21 Sept 2013.
A new report documents the discovery of eight executed Sahrawis in Western Sahara. The executions have not previously been known and shed light on Moroccos secrecy with regard to previous disappearances.
A new master thesis written by Yuka Heka at the University of Tromsø, Norway explores the relationship between national identity and political opinions of Saharawis.
A new documentary - The Runner - shows the motivation, struggle and history of the Saharawi who is running internationally, inspiring his people.
Western Sahara Resource Watch today launched a report on the French oil company Total's irresponsible comeback in occupied Western Sahara. The company carries out exploration in the territory despite the UN legal office stating it would be in violation of international law.
Western Sahara Resource Watch has today launched a report detailing how Morocco intends to build over 1000 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy plants in Western Sahara, a territory that Morocco partially occupies.
Five hopeful Sahrawi youth from the refugee camps were selected on Wednesday 14th of August for a two year International high school education at one of 13 United World Colleges (UWC) around the World.
The Norwegian investor KLP announced 3 June that they have blacklisted the oil company Total from its portfolio due to the company's oil activities offshore Western Sahara. The Norwegian Government's Pension Fund might land on the same conclusion.
The Norwegian pension scheme KLP is excluding the French oil company Total from its investments. KLP considers Total's activities in Western Sahara unethical.
Find here images from demonstrations, May 2013. Click on the photos for high resolution versions.
A group of three Norwegians that travelled to occupied Western Sahara yesterday, is at this moment being expelled from Western Sahara.
The Western Sahara liberation movement, Frente Polisario, publishes its position on human rights monitoring.
Sultana Khaya, who visited Norway last year, has once again been assaulted by the police during a demonstration. Amnesty expressed concern about the assaults on peaceful demonstrators.
Norwegian owned shipping company admits carrying out shipments from Western Sahara. In two recent articles in a Norwegian newspaper, the company received heavy criticism. “When Norwegian government urges companies to stay away from Western Sahara, one should try to follow those advice”, said competitor.
UN is attempting once again to kick life into the negotiations on the much-debated desert region. For four decades the inhabitants have been waiting in vain to decide the future of their occupied homeland. Aftenposten, 4 Feb 2012.
A group of four Norwegian youth politicians were expelled from Western Sahara yesterday. Their goal was to meet with Saharawi human rights activists to learn more about the conflict, and the excessive human rights violations.