February 20, 2015 Leave a comment
Most salt production is relatively uncontroversial. Not so in Africa’s last colony, Western Sahara.
The territory has been colonised since 1975 by Morocco, who is illegally plundering its salt and other resources with the complicity of Western governments and companies.
Last year, Norwegian company Mesta rejected a salt deal ‘because of the violations of human rights in the territory.’ But Danish company Dansk Vejsalt continues to buy and sell on Western Saharan salt, in violation of international law.