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.
Amal Fathy spoke out about sexual harassment – and is now languishing in jail. She is not alone.–
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
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.
The Trump administration’s abandonment of support for democracy and civil rights abroad may be behind the sort of attacks on individual freedom that likely claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life.
Study suggests that the UN's own principles sometimes prevented it from living up to its objectives