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Morocco failing at attempts to scupper SADC solidarity conference

Opinion / 24 March 2019, 09:01am / Shannon Ebrahim - The Global Spotlight

It seems Morocco has tried everything to deflect attention from the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Solidarity Conference with the people of Western Sahara, due to take place in Pretoria on Monday and Tuesday.

On Women’s Day – Adala UK Urges Moroccan State to Respect Saharawi Women’s Rights

March 8, 2019 Written by Adalauk

The 8th March is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, recognising the important role women play in the development of our societies.

110 MEPs want EU-Morocco fish deal referred to Court

On 13 February, the European Parliament will vote on the newly proposed EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA).

Protest in New Zealand against conflict mineral imports (WSRW)

Published: 17.12 - 2018

A local environmental organisation in Dunedin, New Zealand, this week-end protested the arrival of a bulk vessel entering the port, loaded with phosphate rock from cocupied Western Sahara.

In the background of the photos, one can spot the vessel 'Triton Valk', just having arrived the port. The importer of the cargo is the fertilizer company Ravensdown.

The New Zealand phosphate controversy for dummies

The two New Zealand companies Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, now the only two clients of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara in the world, are defending their purchases on social media. Here is what is wrong with what they claim.

Published: 13.09 - 2018 21:29    

Western Sahara refugees urge PM Jacinda Ardern to step in over phosphate trade

CHARLIE MITCHELL

Last updated 18:57, September 12 2018

Refugees who blame New Zealand for a long-running stand-off in the Western Sahara have made a direct plea to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is among the few Westerners to have visited their camps.

SA and Algeria ink 33 agreements, reaffirm support for Western Sahara

Devdiscourse News Desk 29 Aug 2018, 05:25 PM Algeria, South Africa

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her Algerian counterpart exchanged views on the political, security and development on the African continent. (Image Credit: Twitter)

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says South Africa and Algeria remain firm in their support for the independence of Western Sahara.

TO DRAIN THE FOREIGN POLICY SWAMP, TRUMP SHOULD START IN THE SAHARA DESERT

12:51 PM 08/14/2018

Suzanne Scholte | President, Defense Forum Foundation; Seoul Peace Prize Laureate

A tremendous opportunity exists for President Donald Trump to resolve a long-simmering foreign policy conflict over Africa’s only remaining colony, Western Sahara, as it is a stark illustration of exactly the themes on which he campaigned.

Key player quits dirty Western Sahara phosphate game

One of the most important companies in the controversial phosphate business in Western Sahara is ending its involvement. Innophos Holding's exit might lead to the US totally terminating its decade-long imports from the occupied territory.

Published: 23.07 - 2018

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