Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
How South African manages the fallout from its likely downgrade by Moody's in November will determine whether the country will be forced to turn to the IMF for a bailout.
A few years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists were running the show. Now both religious movements face political repression. How did they fall so far, so fast?
The Muslim Brotherhood has been slow to adapt to its new reality.
The nervous Egyptian state hopes that fan-instigated stadium riots will not occur during the Afcon, following a clampdown on some fans.
An obituary of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, who died in court in Cairo.
When the establishment retains some leverage over reformers change can be slow, superficial, and short-lived. Sudan appears to be a textbook case of this scenario.
Here is a run-down on everything you need to know ahead of the championships.
The origin of Libyan desert glass found scattered in an Egyptian desert has puzzled scientists for years. But a new look at the glass structure reveals its meteoric formation.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
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.
For democracy to work, the press has to be free.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
As civil rights are trampled on, the Egyptian parliament is on the verge of endorsing his rule until 2034.
What a failed megacity project in Johannesburg says about similar ambitious ideas across the continent.
It's important for the Nile nations to make Ethiopia's planned dam work for all.
Having Egypt at the helm of the African Union might not bode well for human rights on the continent.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Russia's efforts to sow discord, discontent and chaos extend far beyond the US, including into leading media outlets in the Arab world.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down.