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Simmering Saharan conflict stirred by offshore oil search (Reuters)

Already, a Moroccan solar project worth some $9 billion could be at risk as international lenders fret that two of the five plants are planned for the Western Sahara.

Activists have successfully campaigned in the past for investors to divest from oil firms active in the region.

“These companies have agreements with Morocco in waters that are not Moroccan,” said Erik Hagen, who represents activist group Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW).

“By entering into these agreements they give recognition to Morocco’s claim to the region. It is a political stand.”

This article is available in full on:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/westernsahara-oil-idUSL6N0KN1I120140113


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