Ancient indigenous people often collected fossil shells, teeth and bones that have provided critical clues about human origins.
Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
Conservative segments of Moroccan society, have blocked women from inheriting.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
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.
Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
Tensions are mounting along the EU's only land borders with Africa on the Moroccan coast.
The number of people arriving has risen, but is not the highest on record.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in Netherlands flies in the face of the much-vaunted Dutch reputation for tolerance.
Germany's plan to build reception centres in Morocco to repatriate unaccompanied minors is similar to a controversial Spanish plan from the mid 2000s.