• sovereignty
  • According to POLISARIO officials, The licensing initiative we are introducing today prepares for the day when the Saharawi Republic will exercise full sovereignty over all its rightful territory, including our offshore waters and our natural resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • Morocco is rated Partly Free in the new Freedom on the Net 2016 report. (freedomhouse.org)
  • In June 2016, the Financial Times quoted Kosmos correspondence with the Council on Ethics: "We fundamentally disagree with the council's assessment of our activities offshore Western Sahara, where we have spent considerable time on the ground working with local people to understand their views of oil and gas exploration. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Kerr-McGee
  • The Kerr-McGee Corporation, founded in 1929, was an American energy company involved in oil exploration, production of crude oil, natural gas, perchlorate and uranium mining and milling in various countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company later known as Kerr-McGee was founded in 1929 as Anderson & Kerr Drilling Company by Oklahoma businessman-politician Robert S. Kerr (1896-1963) and oil driller James L. Anderson. (wikipedia.org)
  • On November 21, 2005, the chemical division of the company, based in Oklahoma City, was sold off by IPO as Tronox, thereby making Oklahoma City home to the administrative side of Kerr-McGee, while all exploration and production management was located in Denver and Houston. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within a few years, the top positions at Anadarko had been filled by Kerr-McGee employees and many long-time Anadarko employees had left or been removed from the company, effecting a de facto name change for Kerr-McGee. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kerr-McGee and its subsidiaries formerly operated in western Kazakhstan, western Australia, Brazil, Trinidad, Benin, the United Kingdom and several other more minor locations around the world at various times. (wikipedia.org)
  • date= (help) "Inversoras venden acciones Kerr-McGee por conflicto Sahara" (in Spanish). (wikipedia.org)
  • phosphates
  • Morocco has 85% of all high-grade phosphates. (care2.com)
  • 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)
  • Here's a comment from Roger Bade at London's Whitman Howard brokerage: "This will have to be watched as Morocco is the world's largest exporter of phosphates and is the last North African producer not to suffer from riot production disruptions. (investorintel.com)
  • developing country
  • 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)
  • Maghreb
  • According to the botanical criteria of Frank White and geographer Robert Capot-Rey, the northern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the northern limit of date palm cultivation and the southern limit of the range of esparto, a grass typical of the Mediterranean climate portion of the Maghreb and Iberia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is a member of the United Nations and belongs to the African Union, Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN_SAD). (wikipedia.org)
  • Many countries from the Persian Gulf and Maghreb regions are getting more involved in large-scale development projects in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • independence
  • After achieving independence in 1956, Morocco still has a strong relationship with its former colonizers. (wikipedia.org)
  • A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. (wikipedia.org)
  • It includes dates of declarations of independence, changes in country name, changes of capital city or name, and significant changes in territory (viz. (wikipedia.org)
  • October - End of Far Eastern Republic February 28 - Independence of Egypt from the United Kingdom October 13 - Treaty of Kars: Turkey relinquishes claims to Armenia Turkey gains the area around Kars and southern Achara October 13 - Niger established as a separate colony October 12 - Upper Silesia divided between Poland and Germany September 18 - Short-lived and unrecognized Rif Republic declared in Spanish Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • annexation
  • Overall, the annexation has not garnered as much attention in the international community as many other disputed annexations (e.g. the Russian annexation of Crimea). (wikipedia.org)
  • French
  • Morocco signed three loan agreements with the French Development Agency (AFD) in 2009, totalling up to 155 million euros. (wikipedia.org)
  • French is still popularly spoken and remains the second language in Morocco whilst Spanish is also widespread, particularly in the northern regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • May 27 - Rif Republic is dissolved by Spanish and French occupation forces in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • officially
  • In April 2010, a Desertec spokesperson confirmed to the English newspaper The Guardian that the project will not be placed in disputed Western Sahara, saying: "We want to confirm… officially that our reference projects will not be located in the West Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • Jordan
  • That assumption follows the guidelines of the original British Mandate after World War I, which created a Jew-free Transjordan, east of the Jordan River, and envisioned carving out some territory west of the Jordan for a Jewish state. (blogspot.com)
  • It is usually considered to include the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Israel, and in some definitions, some parts of western Jordan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Palestinian
  • By contrast, when Mahmoud Abbas, briefing "mostly Egyptian journalists," according to the report reprinted in the Jerusalem Post, imagined an Israeli-free (but let's face it, basically Jew-free) Palestinian state, few mainstream media outlets decided this was news. (blogspot.com)
  • Moreover, I understand that a future Palestinian state will require displacing more Israelis from some territory, as was done with Yamit after the Egyptian Peace Treaty and was done in Gaza-and we forget-part of the West Bank, with the Disengagement. (blogspot.com)
  • Today, the region comprises the State of Israel and the Palestinian territories in which the State of Palestine was declared. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mali
  • The company was convinced that there was a substantial market in Mali and neighbouring states for phosphate rock. (investorintel.com)
  • While trade along the Trans-Sahara trade route was common in the 14th century, it was highly dependent on the powerful African Empires, such as the Mali Empire, Kingdom of Kongo, Benin Kingdom, Hausa City-states, Great Zimbabwe, Ethiopian Empire, Kilwa Sultanat, and the Ajuran Sultanate. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1352-53, Ibn Battuta embarked on a pilgrimage from Morocco to the Mali empire. (wikipedia.org)
  • notably
  • Most notably, in Morocco, there has been concern regarding the reduction in tariffs for agricultural products and the increase in intellectual property and patent standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • India
  • Twenty six Indian seafarers have disembarked from two oil tankers after being stranded for more than two months off the coast of Kandla, in western India, in a row over unpaid wages and a legal dispute between ship owners and a UAE chartering company. (shipspotting.com)
  • In the late 20th and early 21st centuries voting ages were lowered to 18 in India, Switzerland, Austria and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • officials
  • News site Badil was repeatedly targeted on spurious charges of defaming public officials and publishing false information. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Libya
  • The Phoenicians established trading posts in western Libya, and ancient Greek colonists established city-states in eastern Libya. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the fall of the Western Roman Empire , the area of Libya was mostly occupied by the Vandals until the 7th century, when invasions brought Islam . (wikipedia.org)
  • The largest city and capital, Tripoli , is located in western Libya and contains over one million of Libya's six million people. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaddafi closed American and British bases on Libyan territory and partially nationalized all foreign oil and commercial interests in Libya. (wikipedia.org)
  • production
  • Morocco holds 75% of the phosphate reserves of the world, and is ranked third in the world in its production. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company initially focused mostly on off-shore oil exploration and production, being one of the first companies to use drillships in the Gulf of Mexico, and later one of the first companies to use a Spar type platform in the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • At this time we don't anticipate any production interruptions at our facility in Alberta (Redwater)," the company said. (reuters.com)
  • The territory lacks sufficient rainfall for sustainable agricultural production, hence most of the food for the urban population must be imported. (wikipedia.org)
  • prominent
  • Internet freedom declined in Morocco over the past year due to new restrictions on Voice-over-IP (VoIP), while legal harassment of prominent activists and online journalists continued. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Soviet
  • Gaddafi rejected both Soviet communism and Western capitalism and claimed he was charting a middle course for his government. (wikipedia.org)
  • African
  • Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the African Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even as late as the 1870s, European states still controlled only ten percent of the African continent, with all their territories located near the coast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consequently, the companies involved in tropical African commerce were relatively small, apart from Cecil Rhodes's De Beers Mining Company. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both Morocco and Polisario have sought to boost their claims by accumulating formal recognition, essentially from African, Asian, and Latin American states in the developing world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco has won support for its position from several African governments and from most of the Muslim world and Arab League. (wikipedia.org)
  • By the end of the 10th century, Islam had spread to many of the Northern and Western African empires. (wikipedia.org)
  • mineral
  • In the 1970s the company had a forest products division, and mineral mining in New Mexico, Arizona, and Idaho, and coal mining in Wyoming and Illinois. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • 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)
  • El Mehdaoui, its editor, was given a four-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a hefty fine in June of last year, while in August a court ordered the news site to be shut down for three months, subject to an appeal (see Prosecutions and Detentions for Online Activities ). (freedomhouse.org)
  • d'Amico Product tanker shipping company d'Amico International Shipping (DIS) is in talks to dispose of three more tankers, the companys Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Carlos Balestra di Mottola, said in the shipowners financial report for the first quarter of the year. (shipspotting.com)
  • Name
  • Most of the companies are large ones such as 3M, BF Goodrich, American Express, Caterpillar, just to name a few. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Turkish, Morocco is known as Fas, a name derived from its ancient capital of Fes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The English name Morocco is an anglicisation of the Spanish Marruecos. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is circumstantial evidence linking Hadrian with the name change, but the precise date is not certain and the assertion of some scholars that the name change was intended "to complete the dissociation with Judaea" is disputed. (wikipedia.org)
  • United Kingdom
  • 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)