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In Morocco, Diplomacy Hints at Broader Ambition

Jul 23, 2016 | 14:50 GMT
King Mohammed VI, who wants Morocco to take a more prominent role in Africa, has asked to rejoin the African Union, a group his country left in 1984. But standing in the way is a dispute over the status of the Western Sahara.
King Mohammed VI, who wants Morocco to take a more prominent role in Africa, has asked to rejoin the African Union, a group his country left in 1984. But standing in the way is a dispute over the status of the Western Sahara.
(FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Having heavily invested in bolstering its economic and diplomatic ties with other African nations over the past two decades, Morocco finally feels compelled to return to the continental bloc and to boot out the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic at the same time....

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