• 2017
  • Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute", BBC News, 30 January 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • File:Atcroutes-1sep1945.jpg http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272539/binter-adds-dakhla-service-from-april-2017/ http://airlineroute.net/2015/05/21/at-jun-jun15/ Statistics until 2006 from Statistics Movements Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • Letter dated 29 January 2002 from the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, the Legal Counsel, addressed to the President of the Security Council Morocco bans EU fishing vessels amid Western SaharaBBC News 14.12.2011. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In 2002 the Moroccan company Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP)-a state-owned phosphate exporter-started the building of an air quality research laboratory at Jorf Lasfar. (wikipedia.org)
  • dispute
  • 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)
  • Boujdour
  • 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)
  • mainly
  • It supplies mainly Spain and Portugal, as well as Morocco with natural gas. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Egypt
  • Concept Paper for Creating An International Oil Shale Council For the Nations of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, and Syria (PDF) (Report). (wikipedia.org)
  • formerly
  • Dakhla Airport (IATA: VIL, ICAO: GMMH/GSVO) is an airport serving Dakhla (also known as Dajla or ad-Dakhla, formerly Villa Cisneros), a city in Western Sahara, disputed south province of Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chad
  • The highest peak in the Sahara is Emi Koussi, a shield volcano in the Tibesti range of northern Chad. (wikipedia.org)
  • kilometres
  • The 522 kilometres (324 mi) long Moroccan section is owned by the Moroccan State and operated by Metragaz, a joint venture of Sagane (a subsidiary of Spanish Gas Natural), Transgas (Portugal), and SNPP (Morocco). (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • organizations
  • AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals , representing a diversity of positions on every topic. (allafrica.com)
  • The War Logs: The Iraq Documents The archive is the second cache obtained by the independent organization WikiLeaks and made available to several news organizations. (wordpress.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)
  • authorities
  • Local authorities on the other hand are being marginalized by their western protectors, who tell them what to do, even though they do not understand the local conditions such as how to deal with this clan, that tribe, this political group or that militia. (allafrica.com)
  • Energy
  • Moroccan Energy interests in 2001 signed contracts to explore for oil off the coast of Western Sahara, but some companies had abandoned since then. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • trade
  • The US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (or Morocco FTA) is a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • This translates to U.S. trade with Morocco at less than .1% of its total imports and exports. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2003, Morocco exported approximately 2.9% of its total exports to the U.S., while it imported approximately 4.1% of its total imports from the U.S.. These numbers show that U.S. trade with Morocco is almost nil when compared with Moroccan trade with the U.S. Therefore, the USMFTA will potentially have a much larger effect on the Moroccan government. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, just prior to the agreement (signed in 2004), a news release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced major revisions in Moroccan labor laws spurred by the proposed signing of the agreement. (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)
  • All trade and other economic activities are controlled by the Moroccan government, as usual in Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • governments
  • We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. (allafrica.com)
  • coast
  • Jorf Lasfar (Arabic for "Yellow Cliffs") is a deepwater commercial port located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. (wikipedia.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)
  • African Union
  • Morocco is an African country currently a member of the African Union. (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)
  • 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)
  • talks
  • 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)
  • several
  • 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)
  • Nations
  • Since a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire agreement in 1991, about two thirds of the territory is administered by Morocco, including all the seacoasts, due to the construction of the Moroccan Wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • ship
  • It is considered a labor saving system that allows large volumes to move rapidly through a process, allowing companies to ship or receive higher volumes with smaller storage space and with less labor expense. (wikipedia.org)
  • French
  • At the very least, considerable efforts are required from French and other western troops, together with local forces, to rein in jihadism in the region. (allafrica.com)
  • Last
  • In 2011 the EU parliament terminated the last Fisheries Partnership Agreements with Morocco for the waters of Western Sahara. (wikipedia.org)
  • Last month, two Greek companies namely Z&A Consulting Engineers and LDK Consultants were hired for the assessment. (allafrica.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)
  • Media
  • News is updated as it's released from thousands of media sources. (shipspotting.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • member
  • The southern limit of the Sahara is indicated botanically by the southern limit of Cornulaca monacantha (a drought-tolerant member of the Chenopodiaceae), or northern limit of Cenchrus biflorus, a grass typical of the Sahel. (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)
  • international
  • Extraction costs equate to that of shipping phosphate from the other side of the world, so the international price has to collapse to near zero before the company can't compete. (rockphosphate.co.nz)
  • 855 KB) (CSIS - The Center for Strategic and International Studies) Tourism and culture Morocco travel guide from Wikivoyage Biodiversity of South Western Morocco (Flora and Plant Communities of Morocco) Moroccan Dialectal Arabic lexicorient A reference site to plan its trip, and discover the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)