Sovereignty decision opens way for US project funding in Western Sahara


Issue 429 - 17 Dec 2020 - By John Hamilton

Renewable power project developers could be among the main beneficiaries of outgoing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara, providing Washington uses the decision to unlock concessionary funding. However, many investors will remain wary of piling funds into oil and other projects while the UN-led decolonisation process remains in limbo, writes John Hamilton.

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