Rabat - While the decision was supposed to be taken this weekend during the 52nd Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Morocco will have to wait until 2018 to hear the final verdict on its application for membership.

Marcel De Souza, Chair of ECOWAS Commission, and Nasser Bourita, Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister
Chaima Lahsini is freelance journalist and activist with the Al-Fam collective in Rabat.