There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.
At first glance, it would seem like nothing has changed since 1991. Yet, things have been slowly and discreetly evolving in recent years at Morocco's behest.
Muslims make up 9% of France's population and half of all its prisoners – many convicted on drug charges. But social justice isn't part of the country's growing debate on legalization.
Pan-African festival marked the emergence of a post-imperial world
The killing of protesters by the Sudanese military signifies its reluctance to hand over power, as demanded by the African Union.
The role of the military in toppling authoritarian rulers, after intensive popular protests, raises questions about how the AU's policy against coups should be applied.
Government restrictions on individual freedoms in the name of public security is increasing.
Some Muslims hide their identity, pretending to be less devout than they actually are, in a bid to deflect Islamophobia.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Algerians are working to change their future while avoiding the bloodshed of their past.
Young Algerians who dream of accessing global markets have extensively used iconic brands, films and series as political resources.
Demonstrations against Abdelaziz Bouteflika have opened up a rare space for debate and self-expression – and could signal a change to a more free and involved civil society in Algeria.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
Senegal has made great strides in astronomy and planetary sciences in recent years.
Fanon found in Algeria that what the colonial law courts considered a failure of integration by mental patients was in fact an elemental resistance to European rule.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
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.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.