The North African country has formally notified the Economic Community of West African States that it wants to join their, signalling a further diplomatic realignment with African nations.
Food diversity conservationists hail the return of Syrian seeds to a global safety vault as a success for the food security of future generations in the war-torn country.
Cities in Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia top a new survey ranking the quality of urban life in Africa.
Geert Wilders made the racist comments on Saturday as he launched his official electoral campaign to become mayor of Rotterdam, a race the far-right politician is ahead in opinions polls.
Dozens were injured early on Friday when an estimated 500 migrants forced their way into Spain's North African territory of Ceuta from Morocco.
The capitals of Iraq and Iran were both ignited by two local derbies, which brought more than just football to stadiums packed with tens of thousands of raucous fans.
The German chancellor is pushing Youssef Chahed to speed up repatriation of Tunisians, with the issue taking on greater urgency since an attack on a Berlin Christmas market in December.
Some Sahrawis are hopeful that the long-running dispute surrounding the Western Sahara may be tackled by President Trump.
Morocco's religious authorities have ruled that people who leave Islam should not be punished with the death penalty, reversing its previous ruling on apostasy.
Human Right Watch film festival showcases 16 award-winning international documentary feature film this year. The New Arab puts together five must-sees.