• Algeria
  • January 18: Sonatrach and ALNAFT, an Algerian state agnency, signed contracts with a consortium of Italian energy group, Enel, Spanish Repsol, and Franco - Belgian GDF Suez, which will explore and exploit a gas field in southeast Algeria. (wikipedia.org)
  • After a short private expedition into the interior of Algeria he managed to raise support for a more ambitious expedition to In-Salah in 1874 to open a commercial center in the central Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • There he gained the friendship of Auguste Warnier, the Deputy for Algeria, who introduced him to General Hippolyte Mircher (1820-78), another specialist in the Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sudan
  • Despite this, Soleillet found himself the spokesman for groups interested in a Trans-Saharan railway, and was subsidized to make an expedition from Senegal into the Western Sudan in 1878. (wikipedia.org)
  • In October 1871 Soleillet wrote to the Minister of Public Works about bringing trade from the Central Sahara and West Sudan to the Algerian markets. (wikipedia.org)
  • From the 8th through the 15th century, black kingdoms of the western Sudan, such as Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, brought their political culture from the south. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1975
  • EUCOM ceded 42 nations (including Western Sahara, a member of the African Union whose recognition has been virulently opposed by the West since Morocco invaded it in 1975) to AFRICOM. (mediamonitors.net)
  • In 1975, Spain relinquished the administrative control of the territory to a joint administration by Morocco (which had formally claimed the territory since 1957) and Mauritania. (wikipedia.org)
  • desert
  • 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)
  • She was the first woman to have crossed the Sahara desert by car. (wikipedia.org)
  • Play media The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, al-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, 'the Greatest Desert') is the largest hot desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sahara can be divided into several regions including: the western Sahara, the central Ahaggar Mountains, the Tibesti Mountains, the Aïr Mountains, the Ténéré desert, and the Libyan Desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to the 2nd century BC, however, Greek geographers were unaware that the land mass then known as Libya expanded south of the Sahara, assuming that the desert bounded on the outer Ocean. (wikipedia.org)
  • Around the fifth century, thanks to the availability of the camel, Berber-speaking people began crossing the Sahara Desert . (wn.com)
  • 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)
  • sectors
  • The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier has urged restraints in trade with or investments in the natural resource sectors of Western Sahara due to a UN legal opinion, denouncing resource exploitation in the occupied territory. (afrol.com)
  • Since 1993, Morocco has followed a policy of privatization of certain economic sectors which used to be in the hands of the government. (wikipedia.org)
  • expedition
  • Walter Evans-Wentz Rose de Freycinet - a Frenchwoman who, in the company of her husband, Louis de Freycinet, sailed around the world between 1817 and 1820 on a French scientific expedition on a military ship, initially disguised as a man. (wikipedia.org)
  • The West African coast was explored by Hanno the Navigator in an expedition in c. 500 BC. (wikipedia.org)
  • mainly
  • The Sahara is mainly rocky hamada (stone plateaus), Ergs (sand seas - large areas covered with sand dunes) form only a minor part, but many of the sand dunes are over 180 metres (590 ft) high. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco is composed mainly of Arabs and Imazighen or an admixture of the two. (wikitravel.org)
  • coast
  • 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)
  • In May 2017, the two companies made a major discovery off the coast of Senegal while drilling the Yakaar-1 exploration well. (wikipedia.org)
  • The European powers were content to establish trading posts along the coast while they were actively exploring and colonizing the New World. (wikipedia.org)
  • French: Cap Boujdour) is a headland on the northern coast of Western Sahara, at 26° 07' 37"N, 14° 29' 57"W (various sources give various locations: this is from the Sailing Directions for the region), as well as the name of the large nearby town with a population of 41,178. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • This is a list of notable travelers, consisting of people that are known for their travels or explorations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dominick Arduin - a Frenchwoman who disappeared in her attempt to ski to the North Pole Abu Salim al-Ayyashi - (1628-1679) was a well-known travel writer, poet and scholar from Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest known inhabitants of Western Sahara were the Gaetuli. (wikipedia.org)
  • violation
  • The UN stated in 2002, that any further exploration in Western Sahara would be in violation of international law, if it was not in accordance with the wishes of the people of the territory. (wikipedia.org)
  • In an article from February 2015, former UN legal counsel Hans Corell stated that the ongoing exploration activities by Kosmos and Glencore is in violation of the legal opinion he wrote for the UN Security Council. (wikipedia.org)
  • criticism
  • 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)
  • development
  • The company said local populations in Western Sahara would benefit from the economic development of the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Orange Marine becomes first submarine cable company member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global, multi-industry leadership alliance on ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship. (shipspotting.com)
  • south
  • Additional exploration was planned for the South China Sea. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her long journey, from western Peru to the mouth of the Amazon River, is without equal in the history of South America. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cape is not prominent on maps but may be located by looking 220 km (120 nautical miles) due south of the south-western point of the hook of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • The reason for the fearsome reputation of the cape is not immediately obvious from maps, where it appears as the south-western point of a slight hump in the coastline, bounded at its other end by Cabo Falso Bojador, ten nautical miles to the northeast. (wikipedia.org)
  • sought
  • 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)
  • trade
  • In March 2009, four Norwegian shipping companies desisted from Western Sahara trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mr Wermundsen however deplored that the company will not guarantee that the trade will not be resumed and announced the Committee would contact the Oslo parliament to increase pressure on Yara. (afrol.com)
  • Major trade partners such as the US also demand to know the origin of these goods as Western Sahara products are excluded from the Morocco-USA free trade agreement. (afrol.com)
  • France remains the primary trade partner (supplier and customer) of 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)
  • kilometres
  • If all areas with a mean annual precipitation of less than 250 mm were included, the Sahara would be 11 million square kilometres (4,200,000 sq mi). (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • 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)
  • coal
  • 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)
  • Ghana
  • Kosmos was the focus of a documentary Big Men that followed the company as it worked to establish the Jubilee oil field in Ghana. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company and its operations in Ghana, around the time of the Jubilee discovery and work to develop the field, was the focus of Rachel Boynton's 2013 documentary-film Big Men. (wikipedia.org)
  • mixed-media
  • From 1989 to 2003, while based in New York, she ran the mixed-media company Caipirinha Productions to explore the synergy of different artforms (such as film, music, architecture, and poetry). (wikipedia.org)
  • international
  • 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)
  • Each week we'll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. (wn.com)
  • world
  • Gunther Holtorf - a German traveler who, often in company of his wife Christine, journeyed across the world in his G-Wagen Mercedes Benz named "Otto", visiting 179 countries in 26 years. (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)
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  • major
  • The beginning of AFRICOM's second year has witnessed major military exercises on the western and eastern ends of the continent. (mediamonitors.net)
  • African
  • Session 1 explored the U.S.-African partnerships and identified new ways to strengthen business ties and enable greater economic progress. (wikipedia.org)
  • The five speakers were: Aliko Dangote, President and CEO Dangote Group, Jeff Immelt, CEO General Electric, Andrew N. Liveris, President, Chairman and CEO The Dow Chemical Company, Phuti Mahanyele CEO Shanduka Group and Doug McMillon President and CEO Walmart Stores Inc. Prior to the second session, remarks were given by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Legal
  • Morocco has signed a fishing treaty with the EU including Western Sahara as part of Morocco, although it was declared illegal by the legal services of the European Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • http://www.sanleonenergy.com/media-centre/news-releases/2015/july/2/morocco-onshore-rig-contract-signed.aspx "Letter dated 29 January 2002 from the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • annually
  • According to climatic criteria, the southern limit of the Sahara corresponds to the 150 mm (5.9 in) isohyet of annual precipitation (this is a long-term average, since precipitation varies annually). (wikipedia.org)