Morocco will not play in African Nations Championship over Western Sahara spat

Rabat has accused Algiers of blocking airspace, denying the Atlas Lions a chance to compete in the African Nations Championship football tournament in Algeria. It comes as Algeria hosts a leadership conference for the Western Sahara Polisario movement, which is seeking independence from Morocco. Also in this edition: foreign ministers from France and Germany urge Africa to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finally, Benin's pro-government parties win a majority of seats in parliament, with the country's constitutional court affirming the result.

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