There are a number of issues suggested by your professor that you might want to investigate further. These resources are meant to give you some ideas of the topics that are being discussed in North Africa; the sources are not comprehensive. Use them to launch your own research into the topics. You should definitely search the sources under the News tab for up-to-date reporting on these issues.
Bonus: if you find some excellent sources that you think should be on this guide, email Julie & I will add it.