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African Union Votes to Readmit Morocco, Despite Ongoing Occupation of Western Sahara

HeadlineJan 31, 2017

The African Union has agreed to readmit Morocco as a full member of the union—33 years after Morocco quit the bloc over the status of Morocco-occupied Western Sahara. On Monday, 39 out of 54 states approved Morocco’s return to the union—even though Morocco’s occupation continues. Western Sahara has been occupied for 41 years. Many consider it to be Africa’s last colony.

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