Sea cows (Sirenia) descended from four legged mammals that roamed Africa when this continent was isolated. They belong to the Afrotheria, the 'African beasts'.
Thanks to foreign backing, social impact start-ups led by young entrepreneurs are flourishing in North Africa.
Where we choose to go on trips abroad is easily skewed by the nature of news reports, and that can have huge impacts on destinations.
Islamic writers are having the same conversations today as they were in the early 20th century.
There are a number of stumbling blocks to intra African collaboration. These must be addressed to ensure that research is not duplicated and that findings are shared.
In the wake of the Arab Spring the international community lauded Tunisia's political transition to democracy. But a plethora of challenges may threaten democratic consolidation in the country.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
It was the poor state of local government that kicked off Tunisia's revolution – and now the country is fixing itself where it counts.
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.
Arguably the Arab spring's one true success story, Tunisia is getting the recognition it deserves.
By forging to dialogue to achieve consensus, Tunisia's Quartet are worthy winners.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
It can't compete with the US, but the UK became part of mega-memorial culture after the London bombings.
It may feel like the battle is being lost but some vital information has been gathered in the decade since the London bombings.
Massive youth unemployment and a legal system left over from dictatorship days are still holding Tunisia back.
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
Attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia come against a backdrop of increasing extremist violence across the world.
Religious killing is the ultimate ideological statement, but it will not solve the murderer's grievances.
The worst terror attack in Tunisia's history is a hideous test of everything it's accomplished since 2011.
Iraq rolled into Tikrit with big promises of a major victory against Islamic State. The world is still waiting.