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    Morocco Regains African Union Membership

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    The African Union (AU) satisfied on Monday the Moroccan bid for restoring its membership in the regional organization, local media reported.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) – An overwhelming majority of the African Union member states voted in favor of Moroccan returning to the organization, Morocco’s news agency MAP reported.

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

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