New Delhi - In worrying signs, tensions have been rising between the North African nations of morocco and Mauritania. Reports have emerged that Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has ordered his military to be in a state of alert and deploy short- and medium-range missiles at the border with Morocco. This comes after Morocco’s decision earlier this week to send a contingent of its Gendarmerie to southern Morocco in the buffer zone with Mauritania to end activities related to smuggling and illegal trade.

Worrying Signs- Tensions between Morocco and Mauritania Bad for North Africa
Rudroneel Ghosh is a Jr Assistant editor with The Times of India, India's largest English daily.