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Only African Country Not in African Union Wants Back In

Morocco's return depends on AU vote

(Newser) - Morocco left the African Union in 1984 in protest of the organization recognizing Western Sahara's independence, though Morocco viewed the territory as its "southern provinces." Now it wants back in—but it's not about to give up the fight, reports the BBC . "For a long... More »

Morocco King Revokes Pedophile Spy's Pardon

Monarch does U-turn after mass protests

(Newser) - After mass protests, the king of Morocco has decided to revoke the pardon he granted to a Spanish pedophile—but the man has already left the country. Daniel Galvan Vina, who was two years into a 30-year sentence for raping 11 children aged between 4 and 14, was among 48... More »

Morocco King Promises Reform

Monarch moves to defuse unrest

(Newser) - King Mohammed VI says Morocco will revise its constitution for the first time in 15 years, aiming to strengthen democracy in the face of a reform push across the Arab world. In a rare TV and radio speech to the nation, the monarch said a new commission will suggest constitutional... More »

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