MOROCCO: The Door to the Sahara

The drive to claim North Africa tor the North Africans leaped suddenly southward along the Atlantic last week. This time the beleaguered colonists were the Spanish, not the French.

Back in 1860 Morocco's Sultan Sidi Mohammed ceded the Spanish a barren little coastal enclave called Ifni (see map) as a haven for Canary Islands fishermen, but the Spanish did not get around to taking it over until 1934. King Mohammed V tacitly agreed to leave Ifni to the Spaniards at the time of the 1956 declaration of independence. But Morocco, growing confident in...

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