The region has made progress but efforts must continue to end a harmful practice rooted in poverty and tradition.
There are three important issues to consider when thinking about quakes: what causes them; how to prepare and plan for them; and, how to move on after a damaging quake.
At first glance, it would seem like nothing has changed since 1991. Yet, things have been slowly and discreetly evolving in recent years at Morocco's behest.
Any policies and interventions around water management can only really be successful if women are included.
Some Muslims hide their identity, pretending to be less devout than they actually are, in a bid to deflect Islamophobia.
The solidarity conference by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) can be seen as a reaction to the gradual shift of power towards Morocco.
Ancient indigenous people often collected fossil shells, teeth and bones that have provided critical clues about human origins.
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.
Africa has always promised a great deal in the international showcase but delivered very little at the football world cup.
When Senegal face Poland in their first World Cup match in Russia, the whole nation will be roaring them on to victory.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
More leaders in more African countries will abolish term limits unless organisations like the African Union take action.
Conservative segments of Moroccan society, have blocked women from inheriting.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa is supposed to lead to greater public representation in municipal politics. In fact, it is largely strengthening authoritarianism.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.