Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
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.