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    Ghana Supports Morocco's Bid for African Union Readmission

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    Ghana supported Morocco's bid to reenter the African Union (AU), according to French media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ghana has become the 42nd country to give Morocco its support to reenter the African Union (AU), French media reported Sunday.

    "We have just received the official support of Ghana, which brings the number of countries that unconditionally support Morocco's [return to the African Union]," Les Echos newspaper reported, citing a Moroccan diplomatic source.

    Morocco is the only African country that is not a member of the bloc after withdrawing in 1984 over AU's official recognition of Western Sahara, a territory claimed by Rabat.

    In late 2016, Morocco said African Union Commission head Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was obstructing its readmission.


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