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Morocco threatened yesterday to quit the Organization of African Unity (OAU) if the Polisario Front, fighting the Moroccan government for control of the Western Sahara, is granted a seat at the organization's summit meeting, OAU officials said.
The Polisario, which has fought for the independence of the former Spanish colony since 1976, appears likely to take a seat at the OAU summit, which opened here yesterday, Reuters reports.