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King Hassan II

Date of Birth: 9 July 1929
Place of Birth: Rabat, Morocco
Died: 23 July 1999

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The Sahara conflict is back

Yet Pretoria's efforts to get a much bigger role for the African Union in resolving the conflict have faltered since Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stood down as AU Commission chair and Morocco was readmitted to the body in January 2017, ending a boycott called by the late King Hassan II in 1984 after Polisario's Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was admitted as a full member...

Courtship and crackdowns

His February 2011 speech offering political reforms was not just a rushed response to the threat of a major 'Arab Spring' uprising – much of its content, offering political parties a bigger role in a constitution that emphasised an enhanced separation of powers, had been compiled much earlier in his reign by a young king anxious to break with the repressive rule his father, Hassan II (AC Vol 52 No 11, Can the King stop the spring...

Comrades in arms deals

He played a major role in the expansion of military relations with the USA between 2005 and 2010, which followed a period of less cordial ties after the death of King Hassan II in July 1999 and the difficult early years of Mohammed's reign...

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