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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Morroco Rejoins African Union


The African recently readmitted The Kingdom of Morroco into the continental body since about 33 years it pulled out.

The North African kingdom quit the African Union predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), in 10)984 amid a dispute over the body's recognition of Western Sahara, most of which has been controlled by Morroco since 1976.

In 2014, Morroco rejected the AU's decision to appoint a special envoy for the Western Sahara, saying the body has no legal authority to intervene.

However, King Mohammed VI has been making diplomatic efforts over the last year to try to win Rabat's readmission.

Meanwhile, the Morroco leader addressed the continental body on Tuesday for the first time since his country was re-admitted.

King Mohammed VI said the kingdom's readmission is not intended to divide it, but to benefit Africa.

"Africa is my home and I am coming back home," King Mohammed said, to applause from other heads of state. "I have missed you all."

"Africa is my home and I am coming back home," King Mohammed said, to applause from other heads of state. "I have missed you all."

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