The charred interior of the Gabon’s parliament after it was burned in post-election protests in Libreville.
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.
The threat of chemical weapon attacks is on the rise globally.
Governments often have limited knowledge of chemical production as it is the preserve of the private sector. Often these facilities are not as well secured as government facilities.
A woman in northern Ethiopia feeds her chickens. Bill Gates has estimated that a farmer breeding five hens could generate up to $1,000 a year.
The factors limiting poultry production are similar to those affecting the rest of the agricultural systems.
Hair speaks of the past, and of cultural heritage.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.
The village of Agoudal in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains is home to a rare treasure.
High in the mountains of Morocco, scientists have discovered something remarkable and rare: a spot that was struck by two meteorites, possibly millions of years apart.
Professor Maati Monjib has become the face of Morocco’s war on freedom of expression.
The Moroccan state's case against a leading academic could have far reaching ramifications for academic freedom and research at the country's universities.
A large solar thermal plant in Morocco will provide energy for 1m people – here's how it will work.
Tunisian women marking International Women’s Day. The country scores poorly when it comes to women’s safety.
The world is generally not safe for women. But some projects in North Africa provide a glimpse of hope as the world marks the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Burkina Faso and Ghana will aim to repeat their performance in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Even before the whistle blasts to kick off the opening match of the African Cup of Nations on January 17, this tournament is already being remembered for its comebacks. As concerns swirled over the Ebola…
No, you can’t catch Ebola from holding a trophy.
The Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s mini-World Cup, is played every two years by the national teams of 16 African countries who have competed in a series of qualifiers to play in the final tournament…
Muslim democrat Mohammed Morsi with protesters following the Mubarak verdict last weekend.
Whatever the outcome of the Egyptian presidential runoff scheduled for 16-17 June, Middle Eastern electoral politics are now conforming to a remarkable rule. When elections are held in a free and fair…
Abedellah Aboudrare/Ecole Nationale d'Agriculture photo The increasing demand for Morocco’s edible argan oil is providing…