Africa should not allow Morocco to ascend to the African peace and security council seat until it pulls out of Western Sahara, allows the people of Western Sahara independence, and abide by all the UN and AU resolutions hanging on its head.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is an organ of the African Union. It is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the union and has fifteen national members, five of which are elected for three years alongside ten elected for two years.
By allowing Morocco a seat on Africa’s peace and security council, it makes a mockery of our institutions and renders the entire AU a joke to the world. Why can’t Morocco do the right thing if it wants to play a meaningful role in Africa? If things like this are allowed to happen, no one will ever take us serious as a people and a continent.
Africa should show the world that it won’t tolerate nonsense when it comes to issues like its peace and security which it regards as sacrosanct. How dare can a client state of Zionism and imperialism like Morocco be even considered? It should not have been nominated in the first place.
Countries like Morocco should be isolated and not be brought into the limelight until they repent of their belief in Zionism and Apartheid which they are practicing in broad daylight in Western Sahara. All this should be blamed on the Francophone Mafia at the helm of the AU Commission in Addis Ababa.
Since the appointment of this mafia, we have witnessed betrayal of the highest order at the AU Commission. First, it was the admittance of Morocco to the AU, the opening up of our continent to AFRICOM, and now the so-called normalization with the Zionist Israel entity by certain African countries.
Those who support Zionist/Apartheid Israeli occupation of Palestine, are indeed guilty of crimes against humanity, they therefore, don’t deserve a seat in the “African Peace and Security Council”. Morocco is indeed one of those countries that does exactly that, and we, therefore, do not want it near that important organ in the AU.
Libya has dropped its candidacy for the African Union Peace & Security Council seat for the 2022-2025 period in support of Morocco’s bid for the same post.
The decision was announced by Libya’s foreign minister Najla Al-Mangoush during her telephone conversation held over the weekend with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita.
It is clear how securing economic opportunities in West Africa, strengthening ties in the region and striking key deals relate to Morocco’s strategic interests, namely regional hegemony in North Africa-Sahel (pitting it against Algeria, which vies for the same role) and securing support for its claim on Western Sahara. What is not straightforward is why Morocco would re-join a continental organization that considers Western Sahara ‘Africa’s last colony’ and recognizes the right to self-determination of the Western Saharan people.
Morocco’s economic engagement with Africa and its membership of the AU are two interrelated strategies deployed to achieve its new policy towards Africa. Morocco is shifting from its approach under King Hassan II of forging economic partnership on an ‘ad hoc basis’, with the aim of getting support for its interests in Western Sahara, to a more coherent foreign policy, under King Mohammed VI, anchored on three mutually reinforcing objectives: positioning Morocco as Europe’s gateway to Africa, establishing itself as a continental economic power and deepening its hold on Western Sahara.
All these strategies used by Morocco on Francophone West African countries with the help of France the former colonial power, can only have a short success life span. In fact, it is built at the top and does not represent the people on the grassroots in those countries.
It is also true that many of these leaders have been bribed by the French/Moroccan axis to implement these decisions from France on behalf of Morocco. France still exercises a stranglehold on all its former colonies, and they must be seen to be complying or else those countries risk destabilization.
We call on African countries to deny Morocco a chance to be reelected on this important organ of the AU. They must all call on Morocco to comply with the UN and AU resolutions hanging on its head and grant Western Sahara its independence before considering serving on that organ.
Dr. Mustafa Mheta
Senior researcher/Head of Africa Desk
Media Review Network
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