While many in Tunisia are nervous about having an avowed Islamist party in power, the Ennahda say they're not interested in telling people how to have a relationship with God. And they have a bigger focus: creating the jobs the country desperately needs.
Libya's about to have its first democratic elections, and while tensions are high and there are fears of violence, candidates are pressing on. Some of the most popular candidates, though, have only loose ties to Libya's recent history. In fact, they spent years, sometimes decades, living in exile abroad.
Nelson Mandela led South Africa out of the apartheid era and on Tuesday, South Africa honored him by putting his face on the face of the country's money. The new, advanced security bills feature Africa's indigenous animals on the reverse side.
With Moammar Gadhafi out of power, efforts turn to reforming the systems he built, not the least of which is Libya's schools. The national curriculum, very pro-Gadhafi, is being revised to be more accurate.
A small group of Algerians who fought on the French side of Algeria's war of independence suffered widespread discrimination after the French military abandoned the country. Those who escaped to France didn't fair much better. Fifty years later, they're still waiting for an apology.
The term Chips Funga is taking Kenya by storm. It's the name for the popular French fries that club-goers might eat after a night out on the town. But it's also become a slang term for when a man meets a women and takes her home for a one-night stand. There's a related term for when the shoe is on the other foot, too.