Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.
Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
In May 1958 General de Gaulle returned to power and established the Fifth Republic. Yet despite the monumental changes of that time, many in France today still don’t understand what really happened.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Should French children be taught about the 'positive aspects' of colonialism? What the presidential candidates say.
Morocco has been on a massive diplomatic drive, using both its political and economic muscle. Since his coronation in 1999, the king has led over 40 visits to African countries south of the Sahara.
The presidential candidate stoked anger on the right by calling French colonialism a 'crime against humanity'.
Portugal used radio propaganda in its colonies in the 1960s against local liberation movements. Decades later there are still lessons to be learned for occupying armies from their failed strategies.
The veil has long been a form of resistance.
National electoral commissions are crucial in shaping public perceptions of how well democracy is working. Poor electoral management can enable fraud and produce political alienation.
Muslim women are often criticised for their lack of political involvement, but Algerian women have embraced both anti-colonial and feminist movements.
The African Union has identified youth as critical for development. But, a new survey reveals a wide gap between these aspirations and the reality of youth public engagement on the continent.
Vast reserves of crucial helium have been found in Tanzania. Here's how the scientists did it.
There are a number of stumbling blocks to intra African collaboration. These must be addressed to ensure that research is not duplicated and that findings are shared.
France's colonial legacy remains an uncomfortable subject.