Are there cheaper alternatives to nuclear power to alleviate energy shortages in Africa?
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Egyptians' revolutionary demands for 'bread, freedom and social justice' are a distant memory.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
The prospect of gas wealth has been escalating old rivalries and disputes between Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there's a change in leadership.
One of the major scenes of a potential water crisis and conflict is the Nile River.
A new report will supply some information needed for science based conservation measures in the Red Sea.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.
The limited "consultative and advisory powers" of the Pan African Parliament hamper the African Union's ability to achieve a prosperous and peaceful Africa as envisioned in its Agenda 2063.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Personal freedoms and self-expression have come under attack.
When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
Bones and texts showed how decades of strenuous hikes led to higher levels of osteoarthritis in workers' knees and ankles in an ancient Egyptian village.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.
At present, the Middle East and North African region contains 7% of the world's population but only has access to 1.5% of its renewable freshwater supply through rainfall.