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Egypt: The Victorious Islamists

June 26, 2011

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http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2011/jul/14/egypt-victorious-islamists/ July 14, 2011 Yasmine El Rashidi E-mail Print Share Khaled Elfiqi/epa/CorbisCoptic Christian women looking out from inside the Virgin Mary Church in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo, May 8, 2011. The church was set on fire during clashes between Christians and Muslims the previous night. The forty-year-old Virgin Mary Church on Cairo’s al-Wahda Street—the […]

Egypt: 10 killed in religious clashes in Cairo

May 8, 2011

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8500984/Egypt-10-killed-in-religious-clashes-in-Cairo.html Ten people have been killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Egypt’s capital Cairo overnight. Egyptian soldiers stand guard next to furniture set on fire during clashes in the country’s capital Cairo. Photo: AP 12:53PM BST 08 May 2011 Egypt’s military rulers said that 190 people have been detained overnight in connection with the […]

‘Counter-Revolution’ Working Against Arab Spring, Saadawi Says

March 20, 2011

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By Caroline Alexander – Mar 18, 2011 3:36 AM ET Thu Mar 17 16:36:23 GMT 2011 International communities must show solidarity with those rebelling against autocratic rule in the Middle East and North Africa because the tide is turning against the Arab Spring, said Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian political activist of more than four […]

Middle East: Revolutionary Breeze Blowing from Cairo to Benghazi

March 5, 2011

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http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/03/05/middle-east-revolutionary-breeze-blowing-from-cairo-to-benghazi/ This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. From a geographical point of view, Libya is right next to the Egyptian western borders. And from a historical point of view, its on-going revolution seems to be the one that will succeed right after the Egyptian one in toppling a decades-old regime. The […]

Angola: Calls for a Revolution

March 5, 2011

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Translation posted 5 March 2011 · View original post [pt] Written byClara Onofre Translated by Janet Gunter Countries Angola Topics Freedom of Speech, Cyber-Activism, Governance, Internet & Telecoms, Protest, Politics Languages Portuguese This post also available in: Deutsch · Angola: Reaktionen zum Aufruf zur Revolution Português · Angola: Revolução com data marcada In the spirit […]

Cameroon Erupts in Protest

February 26, 2011

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Gendarmes in Yaoundé’s Independence Square this morning © Edouard Tamba/afrol New afrol News, 23 February – Cameroon’s nation-wide anti-government protests started modestly today, with calls for President Paul Biya to step down. But protesters in Douala and Yaoundé were outnumbered by police. Since the food price riots in 2008, 23 February has been the day […]

Qaddafi’s Grip Falters as His Forces Take On Protesters

February 22, 2011

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/world/africa/23libya.html The New York Times A conference hall in Tripoli, Libya, was among the government buildings still smoldering in the capital on Monday. By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and SHARON OTTERMAN Published: February 22, 2011 CAIRO — Libya appeared to slip further from the grip of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi on Tuesday, as opposition forces in eastern […]