• citation needed
  • citation needed] Incorporated in 1995 as an oil and gas exploration company, San Leon primarily acted as an investment vehicle until 2007 when it acquired its first oil shale exploration assets in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In September 2008, the company listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM before embarking on a strategic initiative to develop a portfolio of licences and lease interests through subsidiary operations in several countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] In 2009, San Leon signed a relationship with PGS which covers a $50m facility for seismic services and will cover 50% of any seismic data collection that San Leon needs to undertake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Libya also was one of the main supporters of the Polisario Front in the former Spanish Sahara[citation needed] - a nationalist group dedicated to ending Spanish colonialism in the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kingdom of Moro
  • Relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States date back to the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco also became the scene of a colorful foreign relations and political warfare episode involving the Kingdom of Morocco, the United States of America, the Confederate States of America, France, and Great Britain. (wikipedia.org)
  • French: Maroc), officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco (Arabic: المملكة المغربية‎, translit. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • country's
  • As reported by Sahara News, "the Nigerian government used the consortium of experts for the intelligence-based tracking of the global movements of the country's hydrocarbons, including crude oil and gas, with the main purpose of identifying the companies engaged in the practices that had led to missing revenues from crude oil and gas exports sales to different parts of the world. (pambazuka.org)
  • A series of prison riots in which at least 20 inmates were killed were the latest manifestation of a chronic problem - conditions in the country's penal system - long neglected by the government. (crisisgroup.org)
  • At this country's founding, there was no government controlled national currency. (blogspot.com)
  • Nations
  • Concept Paper for Creating An International Oil Shale Council For the Nations of Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, and Syria (PDF) (Report). (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Formal U.S. diplomatic relations with Morocco began in 1787 when the United States Senate ratified a Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two nations which had been negotiated earlier in 1786. (wikipedia.org)
  • A particularly hostile relationship developed with the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel, resulting in the 1986 U.S. bombing of Libya and United Nations-imposed economic sanctions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thabo Mbeki
  • Though the Treatment Action Campaign openly clashed with the government led by then ANC President, Thabo Mbeki, and adopted a number of activist strategies including illegal importation of ARV's, occupying government offices, or calling for the arrest of the ministers of trade and industry as well as health, nonetheless Achmat was still very much ANC. (africafocus.org)
  • Desert
  • Today Willshire is best remembered as the man who redeemed, cared for and helped repatriate hundreds of Western sailors enslaved in the Sultanate of Morocco during the early part of the 19th century, including Captain James Riley, Robert Adams, and Captain Alexander Scott, all of whom would later write and publish harrowing accounts of their hardships endured as slaves in the desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • Much of what scholars know of the Trans-Saharan trade routes comes from the historical writings of Muslim scholars such as Ibn Battuta and Leo Africanus who both crossed the Sahara Desert in the 14th and 15th centuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the Sahara Desert was often viewed as a barrier between the African countries, it actually linked them together rather than separated them. (wikipedia.org)
  • It took months for merchants to cross the Sahara Desert, and they faced challenges ranging from natural disasters to lost caravans. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his memoir, Battuta described the Sahara as a "desert haunted by demons. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trade among the Sahara Desert was highly influenced by the prominent Western empires and the local people living along the trade routes. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1975
  • 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)
  • Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco has controlled most of the Western Sahara, which is rich in phosphates and has seen some initial oil exploration efforts, since 1975. (businesstimesafrica.net)
  • people's
  • On 28 June the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (North) signed an agreement on political and security arrangements for South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. (crisisgroup.org)
  • company's
  • The company's portfolio across these geographies is made up of both conventional exploration and shale (Poland Baltic Basin, Morocco and Spain) assets. (wikipedia.org)
  • Having gained employment with the London-based, English trading house James Renshaw and Co, he was despatched to Mogadore (Essaouira), Morocco as the company's agent in early 1814, partnering a successful mercantile establishment that was engaged in trading between Mogadore and Great Britain with the resident British Vice Consul and merchant Joseph Dupuis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Polisario
  • 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)
  • King of Moro
  • The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Algerian
  • January 14: Algerian Labour Party PT Louisa Hanoune expressed opposition to a government proposal to install a national committee of elections supervising. (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)
  • As French occupation continued, French settlers began to colonize the region, and demanded privileges for ruling the land on behalf of the French government. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Islamic fighters have stolen equipment from construction companies, including more than $11 million worth from a French company called SOGEA-SATOM, according to Elie Arama, who works with the European Development Fund. (military.com)
  • Gaddafi
  • Gaddafi rejected both Soviet communism and Western capitalism and claimed he was charting a middle course for his government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi was born at a tent, near Qasr Abu Hadi, a rural area outside the town of Sirte in the deserts of Tripolitania, western Libya. (wikipedia.org)
  • Islamic
  • Morocco also was among the first Arab and Islamic states to denounce the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in the war against terror. (wikipedia.org)
  • openly
  • I personally cautioned members of CCM to brace themselves for sweeping changes the new constitution would bring, and openly supported the three-government union structure which had been proposed in the draft constitution. (africanarguments.org)
  • Mali
  • 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)
  • countries
  • Certain evidence of foreign influence is through the many development projects, loans, investments, and free trade agreements that Morocco has with other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • These policies make it beneficial for other countries to have relations with Morocco so that they can take advantage of their goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Morocco also gains financial support from countries that it assists. (wikipedia.org)
  • African Union
  • 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)
  • Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the African Union. (wikipedia.org)
  • Being Morocco a member of the African Union, Mozambique expresses its dismay for this unacceptable behavior against another member of the organization, and a breach of the guiding principles on the respectful and cordial relations between States. (innercitypress.com)
  • It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence," King Mohammed VI of Morocco said after the North African country was readmitted to the African Union (AU) at its summit in January. (allafrica.com)
  • Fund
  • In 2007, Morocco adopted the Hassan II Fund for Development, which are measures that simplify procedures to make the process easier and more financially beneficial for foreign investors. (wikipedia.org)
  • To secure a redemption he employed as payment The Ironmongers' Fund, administered by The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers in London and set up by one of its members, Thomas Betton, in 1723, who himself had been enslaved in Barbary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plans to relocate South Sudan's capital from Juba to Ramciel in Lakes State received a boost after Morocco agreed to fund a $5 million feasibility study. (allafrica.com)
  • issues
  • While there have been hopeful signs in most of these areas, the government and people of Burkina Faso still have a great deal of work ahead of them if they are to successfully address these issues. (ediplomat.com)
  • As Director General, Economic and Policy Analysis, from 1995-1999, he provided strategic policy guidance on key agriculture and trade policy issues and on government-wide policy and organizational reforms. (fao.org)
  • authorities
  • The Russians made a "top-level approach" to the Chinese "that together they might sell big chunks of their GSE holdings to force the U.S. to use its emergency authorities to prop up these companies," Paulson said, referring to the acronym for government sponsored entities. (blogspot.com)
  • powers
  • Foreign relations with western powers became strained as a result of this. (wikipedia.org)
  • Portraying Morocco as a democratic state became important if Morocco wished to receive loans and investments by foreign powers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relations with foreign powers, especially with the West, have also been strengthened as Morocco has liberalized its economy and implemented major economic reforms. (wikipedia.org)
  • recognition
  • In recognition of its support for the War on Terrorism, in June 2004 U.S. President George W. Bush designated Morocco as a major non-NATO ally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Member
  • Mr Kamminga is Member of the Advisory Board of Chronoscoop Film, a company specialised in film and photography based in Groningen in the Netherlands. (wikipedia.org)
  • January 7: In Dhebahia, western Bouira Province, a 65-year-old woman sustained a leg injury while she was harvesting olives with another family member. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spain
  • France and Spain remain the primary trade partners, as well as the primary creditors and foreign investors in Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spain and France are currently the largest exporting and importing partners to Morocco. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • Morocco also assisted the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency with questioning al-Qaeda members captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, Somalia and elsewhere during the administration of 43rd President George W. Bush, who designated the country as a Major non-NATO ally. (wikipedia.org)
  • In October 2016, the government filed 15 separate suits against 15 oil companies at the Federal High Court in Lagos to recover billions of dollars that have been illegally siphoned from the country. (pambazuka.org)
  • Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The president's team now seems to link everything taking place in government currently to the Big Results Now (BRN) initiative - an idea borrowed from Malaysia - geared towards transforming the country from low to middle income status. (africanarguments.org)
  • He has recently found it increasingly difficult to pass legislation which will enable oil and gas companies to operate effectively in the country. (africanarguments.org)
  • parliament
  • Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. (wikipedia.org)
  • former
  • 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)
  • Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said. (blogspot.com)
  • The relationship with the al-Qaida mother company works like in a multinational," says Jean-Louis Bruguiere, France 's former top counterterrorism judge and an expert on North African networks. (blogspot.com)
  • Chinese
  • Oil production in Mauritania began in February 2006, and by May of the same year the Chinese and Mauritanian governments signed an agreement on social and economic cooperation. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was rumoured that in exchange for the freedom of his son the president "˜gifted' a few gold mines or natural gas blocks to the Chinese government. (africanarguments.org)
  • long
  • For example, Morocco has had a long history of supporting the United States and it has received financial support as a result. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • The beginning of AFRICOM's second year has witnessed major military exercises on the western and eastern ends of the continent. (mediamonitors.net)
  • An American national, Riley's ship had been wrecked off the Western Sahara coast in August of that year and he and his crew enslaved. (wikipedia.org)
  • The interaction that we started last year between government, business and labour, known as the CEO Initiative, has been most helpful. (tswelopele.gov.za)