Parts of Tunisia's political discourse look a lot like its colonial past.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Western perceptions of what's happening in Tunisia differ sharply with Tunisia's daily reality: the truth is that its political transformation is in trouble.
Essebsi made three master strokes which mean his legacy will have a lasting impact.
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.
In death, President Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi has left behind an unfinished revolution which now needs a new leader.
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.
The annual Jewish pilgrimage of the Ghriba to the island of Djerba used to attract tens of thousands of people. After numbers dwindled in recent years, the 2019 event saw a big increase in visitors.
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.
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.
African countries' adoption of e-government platforms hasn't served the majority of their citizens.
A recent attack at the heart of the Tunisian capital highlights how regional security is on the precipice.
Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
Although Senegal's overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.
A great deal of hope was placed on a few outstanding African players whose abilities did not blossom at the World Cup.
African governments and football associations need to do some serious recalculating for the Qatar world cup in 2022.
The football world cup offers a useful chance to consider the apparent division between North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.