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Vol 44 No 18

Published 12th September 2003


Rabat's regional security web

As it tries to regain some of the initiative in the struggle for Western Sahara, Morocco will seek to pull in debts from several West African and other states with which it has long enjoyed strong commercial and security links. While King Mohammed VI does not seem to have the same feel for sub-Saharan politics and global power games as his father, five years after King Hassan II's death, Morocco remains a player for some of his old allies. Rabat gave sanctuary to the late Congo-Kinshasa President, Mobutu Sese Seko, but is maintaining close security ties with President Joseph Kabila (AC Vol 44 No 17).

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