‘A Machiavellian plan foiled … the masks have fallen off’ / ‘A bitter double diplomatic setback for Morocco.’ Preparations for the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit, which opened on 22 August in Johannesburg, were just another opportunity for a media shouting match between Casablanca and Algiers, after Polisario leader Brahim Ghali was invited but Morocco did not attend.
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