• authorities
  • In May 2006, Kerr-McGee finally decided to not renew the contract signed with the Moroccan Authorities, in part due to the desinvestments of invest funds and the pressures of international corporate ethics groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • The press is mostly state controled even though there are free newspapers , and clampdowns have occurred following criticism of the authorities or articles concerning the Western Sahara situation. (wikitravel.org)
  • Now they have receipt a letter that "it has become clear that the Moroccan authorities do not respect international law and persist in their grave violations of human rights in Western Sahara, under the responsibility of the United Nations, in view of the decolonization of the territory and the exercise by its people of their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom. (innercitypress.com)
  • exports
  • Fish is one of the five pillars of this export-oriented economy, standing with remittances from migrant Moroccans (some three million in Europe alone), inbound foreign tourism (add three million overseas Moroccans visiting relatives each year), phosphates and agricultural exports . (worldfishing.net)
  • fertilizer
  • OCP also has plans for the erection of 4 additional phosphate fertilizer factories, specializing in diammonium and monoammonium phosphate.Samsung and Daewoo were awarded the contracts for carrying out the construction of these 4 additional units (2 each) Since December, 2006 the management of the port has been transferred to Marsa Maroc, a state-owned public company responsible for the management of 9 ports in Morocco and the Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco's
  • The city is home to the largest independent power station in the country-primarily funded by investments from the Swedish-Swiss company ABB Group and the American company CMS Energy-which was thought to be capable of creating a third of Morocco's total power output. (wikipedia.org)
  • rock
  • Its harbor is well equipped for the exportation of phosphate rock (transported from Gantour and Ouled Abdoun) and various chemicals such as pure sulphur, ammonia, and sulphuric acid. (wikipedia.org)
  • But phosphorous and potassium cannot be synthesized they're found in significant amounts only in a few large deposits scattered across the planet, in the form, respectively, of phosphate rock and potash. (care2.com)
  • The SADR government continues to explore the interdiction of phosphate rock and fisheries cargos in other states, and how historic claims against certain phosphate purchasing companies and shipping carriers will next be pursued. (awsa.org.au)
  • New Zealand needs to use its own source of ethically-produced, environmentally-friendly phosphate rock rather than importing product from a disputed territory. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • SADR
  • The United Nations Security Council has called for fresh negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario, which runs its self-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic or SADR. (reuters.com)
  • The SADR government recognizes the withdrawal of what would have been an untenable defence as a helpful step, both for ensuring clarity of what the High Court has determined on abundant evidence and as a contribution to the application of the rule of law in the continuing occupation of Western Sahara and a denial to its people of the right of self-determination. (awsa.org.au)
  • The SADR senior official responsible for the case, Emhamded Khadad, explained: "It is unfortunate that the Moroccan company made remarks which denigrate the South African High Court. (awsa.org.au)
  • agricultural
  • The Chatham Rise resource represents one of New Zealand's more valuable mineral assets and is of huge strategic significance because phosphate is essential to maintain high agricultural productivity. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • Saharawis
  • Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, is still awaiting for the UN to fulfil its "mandate to organise a referendum of the Saharawis to determine the future of their land and resources", MUA considered. (awsa.org.au)
  • MUA, finally, declared it will keep on campaigning and raising awareness about the question of Western Sahara "until the Saharawis can determine" their future and the future of their resources. (awsa.org.au)
  • Saharawis living in occupied Western Sahara hold regular protests about the plunder of their land. (awsa.org.au)
  • The people of Western Sahara, the Saharawis opposed that invasion with force, defeating the Mauritanians and preventing the Moroccans from taking over all of their country. (awsa.org.au)
  • envoy
  • Inner City Press: the position of a Personal Envoy on Western Sahara. (innercitypress.com)
  • On August 16, after Guterres declined to answer Inner City Press' question choosing instead five others pre-picked, his Office announced: "Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara. (innercitypress.com)
  • From August 4: Inner City Press: this Western Sahara envoy question, it's getting stranger and stranger. (innercitypress.com)
  • fisheries
  • In 2011 the EU parliament terminated the last Fisheries Partnership Agreements with Morocco for the waters of Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • World Fishing ( WF ) regularly reported in depth on the long battle between Morocco and the then EU Fisheries and Agriculture Commissioner, Dr Franz Fischler, to renew a deal on EU access to Moroccan waters. (worldfishing.net)
  • As we went to press, the European Parliament Fisheries Committee was examining persistent challenges by some MEPs about the legality of Western Sahara elements in the EU Morocco deal signed in September 2005. (worldfishing.net)
  • There are three new masterplans to buttress those pillars: for water, Plan Bleu (blue, for Morocco and the Mediterranean) for fisheries, Plan Halieutis (fish) and agriculture, Plan Vert (green). (worldfishing.net)
  • condemns
  • 2. Condemns human rights abuses in the areas of Western Sahara occupied by Morocco and urge the UN to extend the mandate of its mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include human rights monitoring and reporting. (awsa.org.au)
  • Whereas Mozambique values its bilateral relationship with the Kingdom of Morocco, it, nonetheless, condemns the deplorable behavior of its delegation, which reveals a shocking lack of composure and respect for the high office of His Excellency the President of the Republic, for the nature of TICAD, as well as well as for other participants, distinguished representatives of sovereign States, international organizations and development partners. (innercitypress.com)
  • heavily
  • It had taken six years to get there, after Morocco refused to renew the earlier deal ending in 1999, causing severe catch problems particularly for Spanish and Portuguese companies which had invested heavily in fishing effort in Moroccan waters. (worldfishing.net)
  • delegation
  • Notwithstanding and regrettably, the delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco, beyond its mandate, has hijacked the competencies of the co-organizers and of the host country by awarding to itself the right to control the accesses to the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, venue of the meeting, and to the meeting room, having even resorted to violence. (innercitypress.com)
  • regime
  • Morocco then seized the opportunity and took control of the remaining part of Río de Oro as well, which had been recognized by the Moroccan regime as Mauritanian a few years earlier. (wikipedia.org)
  • settlement
  • Sid Ahmed Lamjayed is the president of the CSPRON The committee to support the peace settlement and to protect the natural resources in Western Sahara. (awsa.org.au)
  • million
  • Setolazar Company, working the Navarrete mine, had an extensive concession estimated to contain more than 4 million tons of iron ore. (wikipedia.org)
  • Algeria
  • Following bloody clashes with the Polisario troops (SPLA) and deteriorating ties with Algeria, Mauritania pulled out in 1979 and gave up its share in the Western Sahara in order to avoid further complicated conflicts with the Sahrawi Republic, Algeria, and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has borders with Western Sahara to the south, Algeria to the east and the Spanish North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla on the Mediterranean coast in the north. (wikitravel.org)
  • important
  • The mining industry of Morocco is important to the national economy. (wikipedia.org)
  • In terms of the volume of product processed, as of 2004, it was considered the second most important port in Morocco (just after Casablanca). (wikipedia.org)
  • foreign
  • The investment, numbering $1.5 billion, was the single largest foreign investment on Moroccan soil up until that point. (wikipedia.org)
  • The foreign policy of independent Morocco has often differed from that of its Arab neighbours. (wikitravel.org)
  • Atlantic
  • Phosphates, lead, fluorine, and antimony are found in the Atlantic coast over a stretch of 60-120 kilometres (37-75 mi), and also in central Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jorf Lasfar (Arabic for "Yellow Cliffs") is a deepwater commercial port located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • A sparsely populated stretch of desert bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara has rich fishing grounds as well as phosphate. (reuters.com)
  • Morocco is a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. (wikitravel.org)