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Cairn Energy, stop messing with our referendum!cairn_demo_510.jpg
06.11 - 2014 12:43
A demonstration against the Scottish company Cairn Energy took place yesterday in front of its offices in Stavanger, Norway.
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Norwegian flagged vessels leading in dirty oil trade22.06 - 2014
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.Read more
Amaidan came in third in north Norway run22.06 - 2014
With the Saharawi flag over his head, Salah Amaidan came in third at the 10 kilometer run in Tromsø yesterday. Read more

WSRW report gives complete overview of controversial clients20.06 - 2014
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. Read more
Icelandic parliament supports Saharawi people's rights13.05 - 2014
On Monday May 12th the Icelandic Parliament passed a resolution in support of the people of Western Sahara's right for self-determination. Read more

More Norwegian equipment on rig in occupied Western Saharab1bcatwood.jpg
12.05 - 2014
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.
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Two Norwegian delegations expelled from occupied Sahara today05.05 - 2014
In total seven Norwegian citizens were today kicked out of occupied Western Sahara. The group travelled there to interview Saharawis regarding the plans of Kosmos Energy to carry out oil exploration in violation of the wishes of the people of the territory. Read more
Norwegian and Polish citizens expelled from South Morocco02.05 - 2014
The Chairwoman of the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, and her Polish travel companion were expelled from South Morocco Friday evening. Read more

US and UK students detained in El Aaiun19.04 - 2014
Today, April 19, two students from the U.S. and UK have been detained at a checkpoint in El Aaiun.Read more
Norwegian delegation to Western Sahara put in hotel-arrest17.04 - 2014
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.Read more

59 Nordic organisations ask UN for human rights in Western Saharademomay2013_510.jpg
11.04 - 2014
A large group of Nordic organizations sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council yesterday asking for the UN operation in Western Sahara to monitor the human rights situation in the territory. Among the signatories are all Norwegian youth parties.
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Nordic Youth Council asks for human rights in Western Sahara09.04 - 2014
The meeting of the Nordic Youth Council in Reykjavik 6 April 2014 demanded from the Nordic governments to take a joint initiative for Human Rights in the UN operation in Western Sahara. Particularly, they urge the Nordic governments to put pressure on Paris. Read more
Saharawi social media activists detained16.02 - 2014
Four Saharawi activists were arrested Tuesday. «They have been living under constant surveillance by the Morrocan police» said Nina Bakke, who met two of them last December.Read more

New report on refugees and rights in Western Sahara24.01 - 2014
Norwegian Refugee Council has launched the report "Occupied Country, displaced people" on the conflict in Western Sahara. Read more
Meet the Saharawis - the new diaspora in Norway26.12 - 2013

This video, launched this Christmas, shows members of the Saharawi diaspora in Norway. How would you tackle to live in exile?
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Western Sahara today - right after EU vote10.12 - 2013
Two hours after the EU decides to pay Morocco 160 mill Euros for illegal fishing rights offshore occupied Western Sahara, this video was filmed.
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UN nutrition study reveals Saharawi kids malnourished24.11 - 2013
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.Read more
Sahrawi human rights activist and former UN top official to Norway21.11 - 2013
Sahrawi human rights activist Elghalia Djimi and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara Francesco Bastagli were among the guests at oil seminars in Oslo and Stavanger last week. Read more

FO students request Norwegian politicians to mobilize for the Sahrawis20.11 - 2013
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. Read more
Morocco hinders Saharawi activist's vital surgery14.11 - 2013
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.Read more

News archive:
06.11 - 2013From refugee camp to lecture tour in Norway
06.11 - 2013Swedish research journalist in Norway
17.10 - 2013Icelandic Association for Western Sahara founded in Reykjavík
01.10 - 2013Controversial Oil Company Recruited Trondheim University Students
22.09 - 2013'The Runner' on 2nd place at Oslo Marathon
19.09 - 2013New MA thesis about Western Sahara
19.09 - 2013Mass Grave Revealed in Western Sahara
04.09 - 2013New report: French oil company Total SA in occupied Western Sahara
04.09 - 2013Green energy to uphold occupation in Western Sahara
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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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