Morocco officially applies to rejoin the African Union after 32 years
- October 13, 2016
Morocco officially submits a request to rejoin African Union after 32 years indicating that it is ready to assent to African Union’s constitutive act and join as a member of the union.
The North African kingdom withdrew from the union in 1984 over the admission of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara) as a full member of the body.
It was the only African country that was not a member. With the application to rejoin it plans to end the decade old dispute over western Africa.