Western Sahara: An albatross on African Union’s Conscience

AT the 28th Summit meeting of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa on 30 January 2017, Morocco’s readmission to the continental body generated heated discussion. At the end of the day the Kingdom of Morocco managed to win over sufficient member states on its side and it was allowed to join the fold unconditionally.   Morocco left the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), precu...

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