In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, we hear about the importance of Marrakech’s old medina to Islamic heritage and what’s happening to its network of traditional artisans.
Scientists have discovered a new species of mosasaur, a sea-dwelling lizard from the age of the dinosaurs, with strange, ridged teeth unlike those of any known reptile.
Climate models suggest North Africa will get drier in future. But its caves tell a different story.
With Morocco, there’s stronger bureaucracy, and in Libya, authorities are weaker. But, as a scholar who has worked in both countries explains, the results are the same: not enough aid getting through.
Better monitoring of groundwater is important for sustainable management.
Sudan’s university students have played a key role in liberation struggles.
Freedom of expression was the one remaining gain of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, but it is now severely threatened by a populist president.
Violence in Sudan threatens to throw the troubled nation into chaos. A scholar of the region explains what is going on and what’s at stake.
The Muslim Brotherhood once held the reins of power in Egypt. Now it faces internal splits, government repression and dwindling support.
People across much of North Africa were subject to racist laws and suffering at the hands of European powers during the Second World War.
Fossils of a giant killer mosasaur have been discovered, alongside the fossilised remains of its prey.
The African continent is a rich repository for dinosaur fossils, including teeth and track marks.
Former president Bourguiba’s standing as father of Tunisian feminism has come under scrutiny.
500 million people live in 19 African countries deemed “water insecure”.
In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
The report projects an increase in mean temperatures and hot extremes across the continent. Worryingly the rate of temperature increase across the continent exceeds the global average.
In the ten years since the Arab Spring, the countries affected have transformed completely. Here’s how.
Looking at his brilliant career is looking into Algeria’s relationship with its history and identity, but also questioning what it means to be exiled.
Teeth can reveal a lot about diversity when they are reasonably well-preserved.
With dozens of international players meddling in Libya, nobody wants to see their side weakened.