ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Scramble for the Quick Buck

SADR question through a compromise which had called for a UN supervised referendum in western Sahara and the formation of a seven nation implementation committee'. The compromise was short-lived, however. The meeting of the OAU council of ministers at Addis Ababa in February ended abruptly when the OAU secretariat accepted SADR as a full-fledged member, going by Article 28 of the OAU charter which provides for admission of new members by a simple majority of the members states. Since SADR had been recognised by 26 OAU members, it was admitted to the OAU, Having failed to block SADR's admission, Morocco backed by 18 other countries announced that it would boycott the Tripoli summit if it was attended by SADR. Nigeria proposed a compromise under which SADR would at "end the foreign ministers' meeting but would voluntarily abstain from the summit meeting, but this was found unacceptable.

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