Washington DC - The 24th Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU), which  concluded in Addis Ababa in late January, was supposed to deliberate on ways to tackle the Boko Haram threat. Instead, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, the new AU chief, devoted a good chunk of the meeting to address the Morocco-Algeria dispute over the Western  Sahara.

Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.