• 2017
  • The company continued to make gas discoveries in 2016 and 2017, including significant natural gas resources at the Teranga-1 exploration well offshore Senegal in 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • In May 2017, the two companies made a major discovery off the coast of Senegal while drilling the Yakaar-1 exploration well. (wikipedia.org)
  • activists for the independence of Western Sahara and Human rights defenders , but also the lawyers by their absence protest against this unfair trial whose first hearings were held on March 13th 2017 after months of postponements. (awsa.org.au)
  • protests
  • The international reactions to the Libyan Civil War were the responses to the series of protests and military confrontations occurring in Libya against the government of Libya and its de facto head of state Muammar Gaddafi. (wikipedia.org)
  • There were also several solidarity protests in other countries that were mostly composed of Libyan expatriates. (wikipedia.org)
  • that poll was seen as the monarchy's response to the "Arab Spring" protests which had by then spilled over into Morocco. (investorintel.com)
  • The first clear government response to the protests was a proposal for a new education fund and a cabinet shuffle which replaced Minister of Education Joaquín Lavín and was seen as not fundamentally addressing student movement concerns. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many newspapers and analysts have traced the protests back to the 2006 Penguin Revolution that occurred during the government of Michelle Bachelet , some claiming that these are the same secondary students who headed the 2006 movement that when in university are heading the 2011 student protests. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the years immediately preceding the 2011 anti-corruption protests there were various notable examples of alleged corruption in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Saharawi
  • Furthermore, it is unethical because the trade gives support to a brutal regime and it is unjust because the indigenous people of Western Sahara, the Saharawi people, neither consent to nor benefit from the trade in their own natural resources. (awsa.org.au)
  • The Saharawi people have not yet had the opportunity to determine their future as an independent nation although their state â€" the Saharawi republic (SADR), is recognised by over 80 countries worldwide and has been admitted to the African Union (AU). (awsa.org.au)
  • In the statement signed last September by its WA Branch Secretary, Mr. Chris Cain, and his assistants, the Australian union considered its concerns "legitimate as the phosphate mined in Western Sahara and subsequently shipped to the Fermantle Ports do not belong to the beneficiaries of the trade but is a resource belonging to the Saharawi people, not the foreign occupiers of Western Sahara", referring to Morocco. (awsa.org.au)
  • It is also campaigning against the Australian companies that export Saharawi phosphate to convince them give up these dubious trade. (awsa.org.au)
  • The trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group opened before the Court of Appeal in Salé - Morocco. (awsa.org.au)
  • Sahrawi Arab Dem
  • 10% of the production comes from Bou Craa, a mine in the Western Sahara, a territory considered by Morocco as part of the country but disputed by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) is currently in talks with three mining companies - Russian, Polish and Spanish - on granting them exploration rights on territory controlled by Polisario to the east of the demarcation line with Morocco. (africaintelligence.com)
  • 1970s
  • In the 1970s many countries reduced the voting age to 18. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many countries, particularly in Western Europe, reduced their voting ages to 18 years during the 1970s, starting with the United Kingdom (1970), with the United States (26th Amendment) (1971), Canada, Australia (1974), France and others following soon afterwards. (wikipedia.org)
  • The post-war decades were relatively stable (with the notable exception of an armed independence movement in the Basque Country), and the country experienced rapid economic growth in the 1960s and early 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaddafi's
  • Many states and supranational bodies condemned Gaddafi's regime over its attacks on civilian targets within the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many members of the international community, including the United Nations, the Arab League, and the African Union, explicitly recognized the anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate representative, with many of those countries explicitly describing it as the legal interim government of the country due to the perceived loss of legitimacy on the part of Gaddafi's regime. (wikipedia.org)
  • This period of the war was its endgame, with Muammar Gaddafi's defensive perimeter around Greater Tripoli collapsing and his government ultimately being routed from Tripoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of members of the Gaddafi government were arrested or killed in action, including Gaddafi's youngest son Khamis, and a string of its last outposts teetered and eventually fell under the assault of the (effectively) NATO-backed revolutionaries. (wikipedia.org)
  • UN envoy Abdul Ilah Khatib met with representatives of both Gaddafi's government and the NTC before leaving Tunisia, but said he did not take part in any direct negotiations between the factions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plunder
  • Since then and even before Lamjayad says that the goal of the occupation of our country is to plunder our natural resources and that's totally illegal because we do not agree with that. (awsa.org.au)
  • territory
  • The majority of the territory of Western Sahara - the Southern Provinces - is currently administered by the Kingdom of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 2006 the organisation has worked to prevent the European Union entering agreements with Morocco covering the territory of Western Sahara, most importantly its Fisheries Partnership Agreements. (wikipedia.org)
  • The declarative theory defines a state as a person in international law if it meets the following criteria: a defined territory a permanent population a government, and a capacity to enter into relations with other states. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are, for example, entities which meet the declarative criteria (with de facto partial or complete control over their claimed territory, a government and a permanent population), but whose statehood is not recognised by any other states. (wikipedia.org)
  • Non-recognition is often a result of conflicts with other countries that claim those entities as integral parts of their territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • See list of governments in exile for unrecognised governments without control over the territory claimed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kosmos began a controversial oil drilling project in the Cap Boujdour area in 2014 off the coast of disputed territory of Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • We have worked in close partnership with Morocco - as the de facto administering power of the territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • As NTC forces encircled Tripoli, effectively cutting it off, an anonymous Russian diplomat stated that Russia was "deeply disturbed" by the NATO campaign, referring to "the destruction of infrastructure and especially power supplies on territory controlled by the government. (wikipedia.org)
  • The International Court Justice declared Morocco has no claim to this territory and no country - including Australia - recognises its claim. (awsa.org.au)
  • Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory in the language of the United Nations. (awsa.org.au)
  • renewable
  • Hegazy noted that " in order to address the issue, the government should work on reforming energy subsidies, enhancing renewable energy usage and increasing the energy efficiency among different sectors . (cfr.org)
  • people
  • A Kosmos official told Reuters, "If we are successful, we believe responsible resource development has the potential to create significant social and economic benefits for Western Sahara and its people. (wikipedia.org)
  • The council's decision fails to recognize that people in Western Sahara-whom we have met in hundreds of face-to-face conversations-want the economic opportunities that come from increased foreign investment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company employs 18,000 people and indirectly supports more than 40,000 jobs across Morocco. (investorintel.com)
  • Figures suggest that as many as nine out of ten people in low-income countries cannot access radiotherapy treatment. (issuu.com)
  • camel
  • Merzouga and M'Hamid - From either of these two settlements at the edge of the Sahara, ride a camel or 4x4 into the desert for a night (or a week) among the dunes and under the stars. (wikitravel.org)
  • Libyan
  • African Union - The Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping said the AU was in contact with the Libyan government and that it condemned the crackdown against protesters. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the war entered its momentous final days, the last remaining stronghold of government loyalists was the city of Sirte, which Gaddafi declared to be the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya's new capital after the fall of Tripoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • officials
  • In January 1941, Granlund sent a telegram to immigration officials pledging his sponsorship of De Carlo in the U.S., and affirmed his offer of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Algerian special forces stormed the plant on Saturday to end the four-day siege, moving in to thwart what government officials said was a plot by the Islamic extremists to blow up the complex and kill all their captives with mines sown throughout the site. (yahoo.com)
  • rebels
  • The Spanish coup of July 1936 dealt a severe blow to the structure of the Spanish Republican Armed Forces, which ended up fragmented on the basis of joining the rebels or remaining loyal to the established government. (wikipedia.org)
  • energy
  • Desertec is an energy project launched in Munich in 2009, consisting on the use of solar and wind technology in the Sahara desert, with the aim to provide that energy generated to African and European countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • And in a characteristically blunt November letter to his firm's investors , Grantham argued that "we should not unnecessarily ruin a pleasant and currently very serviceable planet just to maximize the short-term pro﫿ts of energy companies and others. (care2.com)
  • 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)
  • Kosmos Energy is an American international oil company founded and based in Dallas, Texas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Allison McManus' timely post on the problems in Egypt's energy sector and coal is an excellent follow-up to my recent Contingency Planning Memorandum on the potential for a solvency crisis in that country. (cfr.org)
  • To be clear, the short-term future looks bleak: it appears that the government is preparing for continued black-outs and energy rationing as a strategy to allay pressure on a strapped natural gas grid. (cfr.org)
  • It is a good sign that the European Commission pursues its efforts to put an end to damaging tax deals despite the criticism it faced following the Apple ruling, Oxfam says in reaction to a new state aid investigation into French energy company Engie. (oxfam.org)
  • Syria
  • Concept Paper for Creating An International Oil Shale Council For the Nations of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, and Syria (PDF) (Report). (wikipedia.org)
  • From those fleeing the war in Syria or climate change-induced droughts, to those stranded in inadequate conditions in Europe, you can help us give life-saving support to refugees in the countries where they need it most. (oxfam.org)
  • trade
  • In March 2009, four Norwegian shipping companies desisted from Western Sahara trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will donate Morocco $250,000 to finance a technical-economic study to build a sea water desalination unit. (wikipedia.org)
  • The US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (or Morocco FTA) is a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The agreement is aimed at increasing trade and creating new investment opportunities between the two countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • In relation to the huge U.S. economy, the free trade agreement is expected to have a positive, but small overall effect on the U.S. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has said that the agreement with Morocco is the "best market access package to date of any U.S. free trade agreement signed with a developing country. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, once the EU's Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area (EMFTA) is complete in 2010, additional duty-free access will flow down to U.S. companies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco wanted more recognition as one of the EU's longest trade partners. (worldfishing.net)
  • MUA, and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the statement indicated are lobbying the Australian government to convince it carry out he policies adopted on Western Sahara by the Australian Labour Party in three previous National Conference. (awsa.org.au)
  • natural
  • The mining sector is poised for increased participation of private sector companies and also in the fuel sector in natural gas and petroleum extraction. (wikipedia.org)
  • This shortage of natural rubber prompted chemists at US companies such as DuPont and Standard Oil, and researchers at Harvard University, to develop factory-made alternatives-artificial rubber for all uses, including vehicle tires, tank tracks, gaskets, hoses, medical supplies and rain clothing. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaber El-Desouki, chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, and Khaled Abdel-Badie, of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company, offered reassurances that measures were being undertaken to assure natural gas security. (cfr.org)
  • They complained that they were being treated as second-class citizens in their own country, while Morocco exploited their natural resources for its profit. (awsa.org.au)
  • 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)
  • In a meeting with Equipe Media Mohamed Jaaim, general secretary of CSPRON, said: "I denounce the systematic plundering of natural resources in Western Sahara by Morocco and its accomplices in particular the phosphate, the indispensable element in the global agriculture. (awsa.org.au)
  • Spanish
  • date= (help) "Inversoras venden acciones Kerr-McGee por conflicto Sahara" (in Spanish). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Spanish Republican Navy was the naval arm of the Armed Forces of the Second Spanish Republic, the legally established government of Spain between 1931 and 1939. (wikipedia.org)
  • They balked at the costs and at the lack of results of the Spanish military during the Rif Wars in Morocco and their vision was to have a smaller and more modern Spanish Navy that would meet the needs of the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • But Azaña's lack of finesse in his dealings with the more conservative officers of the Spanish Navy established a deep mistrust between the majority of those having high posts in the Navy and the new government. (wikipedia.org)
  • authorities
  • Authorities said the bloody takeover was carried out Wednesday by 32 men from six countries, under the command from afar of the one-eyed Algerian bandit Moktar Belmoktar, founder of the Masked Brigade, based in Mali. (yahoo.com)
  • 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)
  • cargo
  • Another vessel of similar cargo was arrested in Panama, it was going to Canada for the company Agrium. (awsa.org.au)
  • Reform
  • 108 KB) revealed by STR analysis "Arab Reform and Foreign Aid - Lessons from Morocco" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • They also rejected a no-fly zone and any intervention by Western powers, but supported an "African solution" of reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • It was announced in 2008 that the Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) was in the beginning stages of preparations for the construction of an oil refinery at Jorf Lasfar at a cost of $5 billion. (wikipedia.org)
  • favorable
  • Foreign investors have found the investment climate, the infrastructure, fiscal situation, and political stability very favorable to continue business in the country in this sector. (wikipedia.org)
  • ownership
  • Over-regulation, protectionism, and government ownership of industry led to slow economic growth, high unemployment, and widespread poverty. (wikipedia.org)
  • India
  • In the late 20th and early 21st centuries voting ages were lowered to 18 in India, Switzerland, Austria and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • In February 2011, the Supreme Court of India ordered all trial courts in the country to expedite handling of corruption cases and the President of India , Pratibha Patil , stated that measures to ratify the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other legislative and administrative measures necessary to improve transparency would be taken. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Around the year 2000 a number of countries began to consider whether the voting age ought to be reduced further, with arguments most often being made in favour of a reduction to 16. (wikipedia.org)
  • these discussions have been ongoing over the past year, but they heated up after Minister of Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour preliminarily announced on Monday, March 10 that cement companies were to be allowed to use coal to continue production. (cfr.org)
  • Indian news reports say the plant will use around 1.4 million tonnes of Tunisian rock phosphate per year, producing 360,000 tonnes of phosphoric acid annually. (investorintel.com)
  • The government takes it lead from 46-year-old king Mohammed VI of the powerful 17th century Alaoui dynasty which permeates all politics and business here. (worldfishing.net)
  • The internationalized city of Tangier was turned over to the new country that same year. (wikitravel.org)