Jump to navigation

Vol 55 No 6

Published 21st March 2014


Morocco

Testing the offshore limits

Sahrawi officials are again trying to get the UN to intervene with oil companies drilling in disputed offshore areas

A legal battle may be brewing between the Polisario Front, which since 1973 has aspired to rule Western Sahara, and Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions over offshore exploration. Emhamed Khadad, an advisor to the Polisario Secretary General and President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, says the Front intends to involve the United Nations Security Council. On 14 March, he wrote to the head of Oslo-listed Aker Solutions that the SADR plans to inform the UNSC that his company is involved in drilling off the disputed territory's coast.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 617 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.


If you have a print subscription already, click here for a password that gives you full access to the website.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.