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Morocco uses migrants to press Spain over W.Sahara: analysts

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Madrid (AFP) – Morocco has turned a blind eye to thousands of migrants heading to Spain’s Ceuta enclave in order to pressure Madrid to recognise its sovereignty over the Western Sahara, analysts said.  Some 6,000 migrants have since Monday swum or used tiny inflatable boats to cross unimpeded into the tiny territory from neighbouring Morocco, sparking a crisis for Madrid. The surge in arrivals comes after Rabat expressed anger last month over Spain’s decision to admit the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, to a Spanish hospital to be treated for Covid-19. The Algeria-backed Polisario…

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