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Political Unrest Drives Moroccans to Join Africa Exodus

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Moroccans are increasingly joining other Africans in the dangerous sea crossing to Spain, driven by what they see as deteriorating social conditions and a crackdown on political dissent. Morocco's government has recently accepted $160 million from the European Union to act as its regional "gendarme," curbing a growing flow of Europe-bound migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. But its own citizens now are piling onto boats for the illegal journey across the Mediterranean. The...

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