Rabat -  King Mohammed VI formally stated Morocco’s intention to return to the African Union (AU) in a message  to the AU summit in Rwanda on Sunday. Noting Morocco’s historical connections and increasingly strong economic ties to the rest of Africa, the monarch asserted that the “time has come” for Morocco to reclaim its seat in the organization and promote African unity.

Bryn Miller is an rising sophomore at Claremont McKenna College majoring in International Relations and minoring in Arabic and Spanish.