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.
Africa has recorded a tremendous growth in its output of academic engineering research over the past 20 years. Greater collaboration can increase this growth even more.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Should French children be taught about the 'positive aspects' of colonialism? What the presidential candidates say.
Morocco has been on a massive diplomatic drive, using both its political and economic muscle. Since his coronation in 1999, the king has led over 40 visits to African countries south of the Sahara.
The presidential candidate stoked anger on the right by calling French colonialism a 'crime against humanity'.