The Islamist Ennahdha party held its congress in Tunisia this week, with less religion and more economic talks on the agenda. Next, in Libya, the country's first free election in decades saw a liberal coalition beating Islamist parties. But is it enough to bring a return of stability and peace? And in Morocco, street vendors appear to be getting more leeway from authorities, all because of a single symbolic act from a peddler in Tunisia that sparked the Arab Spring.
A 10-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday after a man fired a rocket-propelled grenade outside an Islamic school in the central Nigerian city of Jos, which has seen an increase in sectarian and religious violence.
Tuareg rebels in Mali may have managed to force the collapse of one of West Africa's most stable democracies, but they're not all-conquering in northern Mali. Islamist group Ansar Dine have chased out members of the Liberation Army of Azawad (MNLA) from Timbuktu and seized control of large parts of northern Mali. The MNLA want independence for their home region, but Ansar Dine want to impose strict Islamic laws, and at the moment the latter seem to be the dominant force.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi said Wednesday he wanted to have talks with judiciary and political powers to end the constant to-and-fro over his attempt to reinstate parliament, dissolved last month by the army after a high court ruling.
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Tuesday froze President Mohammed Morsi's defiant decree to reinstate the Islamist-led parliament, highlighting the power struggle between the new president and the nation's top court.
Egypt’s parliament convened on Tuesday in an open challenge to the country’s military and judicial powers, just one day after the Supreme Constitutional Court dismissed President Mohammed Morsi’s decree reinstating the dissolved legislative body.
Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament followed new President Mohamed Morsi’s call and convened Tuesday in an open challenge to the country's powerful military which vowed to uphold the judicial ruling that led to parliament being dissolved.
Egypt's top court on Monday rejected a decree by President Mohammed Morsi to annul the army's order to dissolve parliament last month, heightening tensions between the newly-elected president and military leaders.
Armen Georgian meets Gilles Yabi, the West Africa Project director of the International Crisis Group, to discuss about the deteriorating situation in Mali. The Islamists have chased the Tuareg out of key towns, imposed sharia law, and last week destroyed ancient Muslim shrines they deemed un-Islamic in the UN world heritage-listed desert city of Timbuktu.