Rabat - Morocco's shift from the association with the Middle East towards embracing its African identity is evidenced in yet another step: the third annual gathering in Fez, which included the celebration of the "Afrique Central" Music. The theme of the gathering is "Africa for Africans", and it explores Morocco's role as a bridge between countries, continents, politics and culture.

Morocco's Integration into Africa: Implications for the United States
King Mohammed VI at the 2017 African Union Summit.
Irina Tsukerman is a New York based attorney, whose focus is on assisting human rights defenders, liberal democratic dissidents, and persecuted minorities, and who frequently writes about security issues, human rights, international affairs, and geopolitics.