South Africa is a large peninsula on the strategic Cape sea route. Some 90% of its trade flows through its harbours. The navy defends the country’s sovereignty and national interests.
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.
Morocco is grappling not just with the loss of lives from the recent earthquake, but with the destruction of its cultural heritage – a 12th century mosque in the village of Tinmel is among them.
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.
Traditional earthen building cultures are often wrongly described as ‘primitive’ and blamed for their own destruction.
Cities and towns have been devastated by the impact of the 6.8 magnitude quake – the largest recorded in the country’s history.
The earthquake was caused by the collision of two tectonic plates.
Earthquakes cannot be predicted; the best tools to mitigate the impact are seismic hazard studies.
A scholar who has been working in Marrakech writes about the artisan communities, which have maintained the city’s architectural rich heritage for generations and have been hit hard by the earthquake.
African teams take the football world cup by storm.
Africa contributes less than 1% of research worldwide on movement behaviours in children. This means that research on movement behaviours has largely excluded over 16% of the world’s population.
African countries can learn from China about how to design policies that anticipate major demographic changes in their societies.
His books bring north Africa into conversation with sub-Saharan Africa about lived queer experiences.
Political will is key to tackling pupils’ literacy struggles.
Political will is necessary for governments to move away from oil. But alternative energies are not all that they seem, and should be considered carefully beyond the appearance of sustainability.
Member states need to arrive at binding, transparent and enforceable priorities to see progress.
Western Sahara remains largely under occupation and without any kind of international human rights monitoring.
The World Cup is drawing to an end. Will the tournament be remembered for a Messi moment to rival that of Maradona’s? Or as a breakthrough yeah for African nations?
Defences win championships - and Morocco has all that it takes to lift the trophy.
Shock results happen, but that doesn’t make it any easier for lower-ranked nations to rise up the ranks, a soccer economist explains.