Logotipo de Asociación de ammigos y Amigas del Pueblo Saharaui de Extremadura

  Publicado el 13 de Noviembre de 2013

Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) estimates that Lifosa AB, a subsidiary of the Russian firm Eurochem, has received around 295,000 tonnes of phosphate rock from the Bou Craa mines in occupied Western Sahara this year.

Assaying the average value of phosphate in the year to date at around USD 170/tonne, the company has sponsored the Moroccan treasury with approximately USD 50 million in exchange for phosphate rock originating in the parts of Western Sahara that have been occupied by Morocco since 1975. That amount is higher than what the international community spends annually on multilateral humanitarian aid to the Saharawi refugees in Algeria - the legitimate owners of the phosphates that Lifosa is purchasing.

Seven bulk carriers have delivered the Saharan yellow gold to Lifosa at the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania: the m.v. Hemus and the m.v. Slavnik have both made two trips up north, while the m.v. Usolie, the m.v. Balgarka and the m.v. Imperius each are responsible for a single shipment.

Its massive imports bestow Lifosa with the title of second largest importer to date this year, its purchase volumnes only surpassed by US-Canadian fertilizer producer Potash Corporation.

Today, with a cargo of around 40.000 tonnes arriving in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania, and with another 25.000 tonnes on the way, WSRW has asked Lifosa in a letter 'to immediately terminate its imports'.

In June 2011, Lifosa was kicked out of the UN Global Compact initiative on Corporate Social Responsibility for refusing to answer WSRW’s question whether the company would consider refraining from buying phosphates from Western Sahara. The company's sizeable imports have now answered the question for them.

Resource: WSWR

  Publicado el 11 de Diciembre de 2015

La justicia europea ha dictado este jueves una sentencia de largo alcance político para la relación con Marruecos. El Tribunal Europeo de Justicia, con sede en Luxemburgo, ha anulado el acuerdo comercial entre Bruselas y Rabat por extender sus...

  Publicado el 04 de Diciembre de 2015

Se ha escrito mucho y se han publicado muchos libros fotográficos sobre la RASD, la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática, pero no como este. Su formato fotográfico y textos te permitirán conocer muchas cosas sobre este estado que ni imaginabas.

  Publicado el 02 de Diciembre de 2015

Representatives of the Saharawi Popular Army participated in meeting of Experts of the North African Regional Capacity (NARC), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the four member States of the...

  Publicado el 25 de Noviembre de 2015

In his speech in El Aaiun on 7 November this year, glorifying the Moroccan presence in the parts of Western Sahara that it holds under military occupation since November 1975, king Mohammed VI announced major projects for the further 'development'...

  Publicado el 24 de Noviembre de 2015

El Representante del Frente POLISARIO en Washington, Sr. Mohamed Yeslem Beissat, declaró que “los intentos de la diplomacia marroquí de aislar políticamente a la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática (RASD) han fracasado, tras la decisión de la...