Morocco Rejoins African Union Three Decades After Withdrawal

By Nizar Manek, 30 January 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
The African Union readmitted Morocco as a member, more than three decades after the country quit the organization in protest over the disputed territory of Western Sahara.Morocco became the bloc’s 55th member after the support of “an overwhelming majority of African countries,” Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website, without giving further details. African heads of state began a two-day summit Monday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.
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