Morocco rejoined the African Union (AU) in January after a 33-year absence. Last month it raised eyebrows when it also applied to join ECOWAS. While it had quit the AU over its recognition of Western Sahara, it rejoined without any further progress on the issue, and Western Sahara remains a member. Instead, as King Mohamed VI said in his speech to the AU Heads of State, Morocco has “no intention of causing division,” and this represents a significant change in its foreign policy stance.


Morocco’s AU readmission could improve North African integration – if the Western Sahara issue can be resolved.

Morocco’s hi-tech story is about applying existing technology to create business opportunities and improve governance and service delivery.




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