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Morocco targets East African countries in bid to rejoin the AU

21 October 2016 8:51 AM

The Moroccan king is also scheduled to visit Tanzania and Ethiopia in what is being dubbed a charm offensive approach.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI is touring several East African countries in efforts to shore up support to rejoin the African Union.

The North African country has been the outsider for decades after departing from the continental body 32 years ago.

In July 2016, spokesperson for the AU confirmed that he had received a letter from Morocco and recalled Article 29 of the Constitutive Act of the African Union to address the matter.

Click here to read the letter.

702's John Robbie spoke to Southern Africa Editor of the Africa Report regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The king visited Rwanda and signed millions in deals. Rwanda is a big supporter of Morocco joining the African Union.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Editor of Africa Report

21 October 2016 8:51 AM

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