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.
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.
Egyptians' revolutionary demands for 'bread, freedom and social justice' are a distant memory.
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.
When we think of migrants, we think of them crossing the Mediterranean to come to Europe. Yet 200 years ago, many did it the other way.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Seven years after Ben Ali was deposed, Tunisians feel little happier with their lot.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
Much of Sinai is almost beyond Egyptian state control altogether.
The world’s population has reached 7.5 billion and is expected to climb to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Why will population growth inevitably continue? Should we try to reduce or stop this growth?
Personal freedoms and self-expression have come under attack.
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 UK foreign secretary has been talking up the merits of clearing away bodies to build a new Dubai on the Libyan Med.
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.
As far as Moscow's concerned, the stakes in Libya are low and the potential returns very high.
After abstaining on a key Security Council vote in 2011, Moscow lost billions of dollars in Libyan contracts as well as its say in international security governance. It wants both back.
Of all the places for a jihadist militant group to operate, it would be hard to find a more conducive country than Libya.
Trying to reintegrate foreign fighters who return home shouldn't be considered the soft option. Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world's global pasts and present.