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Egypt’s Emergent Passive Revolution | jadaliyya.com

One and a half years after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian revolutionaries returned to the streets in the first half of June 2012. The huge crowds that filled public squares throughout Egypt defy those accounts that reduce the revolutionary uprising to a naïve effort that is inadvertently paving the way for the usurpation of power by “Islamic ...

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo, fear of new ethnic conflict is tangible | The Guardian

The road south from Kitchanga snakes through some stunning landscape. Over towering hills and atop narrow cliffs with vertiginous drops on either side, lush and green, villages perch precipitously on the sides of steep embankments. But don’t be fooled by the beauty. This hinterland in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has witnessed grotesque and prolific bloodletting in the ...

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Egypt’s defence minister hangs defiantly on to power | guardian.co.uk

Egypt’s armed forces chief will keep his post as defence minister in a new cabinet to be formed by president-elect Mohamed Morsi, a member of the military council has said. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, 76, who served as defence minister for two decades under Hosni Mubarak, will keep his post after Egypt’s first Islamist president takes over, Major-General Mohamed Assar ...

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East Africa: Peace Talks Between Sudan and South Sudan End Without Results | allAfrica.com

The peace negotiations in Addis Ababa between Sudan and South Sudan have ended without reaching an agreement. The negotiators of Sudan have announced to return to Khartoum on Thursday for further consultations, the spokesman of the delegation Idriss Mohamed Abdelgadir announced tonight (Wednesday). He did not provide the reason for the sudden return of his delegation. It is assumed that ...

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Egyptian court suspends military arrest powers | BBC News

An Egyptian court has suspended a government decision allowing military police to arrest civilians, judicial sources say. The administrative court took the decision after reviewing an appeal filed by rights groups against the controversial decree passed on 13 June. The Cairo court has also delayed its rulings in two controversial cases, media reports say. One concerns the dissolution of parliament, ...

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‘Islamic Awakening’: Morsi’s Egypt turns to Iran — report | RT

Newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will rekindle dormant ties between Egypt and Iran and re-consider his country’s peace accord with Israel, according to a controversial interview with an Iranian news agency. Tehran’s Fars news agency distributed a set of quotes from an interview taken hours before Morsi was proclaimed victor in the presidential poll after a prolonged vote count. The ...

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Morsi declared Egypt’s first civilian president, but military remains in control | Ahram Online

Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi has been named Egypt’s fifth president after narrowly defeating his rival, Mubarak-era PM Ahmed Shafiq, in the hotly-contested presidential elections’ runoffs. His victory, however, is barely expected to bring immediate stability to the turmoil-hit country. The final results, which gave 52 per cent of the vote to Morsi, were announced around 4:30pm, Sunday, at ...

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Sudan: Unshackling the Sudanese Revolution | Global Voices

Unlike other countries in the region, Sudan is grossly underreported, and this was ever so evident during Friday and Saturday’s street demonstrations. The Sudanese government keeps a tight grip on local media and bans journalists from reporting on issues of human rights and corruption. This however does not justify the blatant lack of interest from international media outlets. Al Jazeera, ...

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Egypt: a landmark victory | Editorial, The Guardian

The new president represents the democratic and constitutional will of the Egyptian people. Much will depend on his character Editorial A period of 84 years, most of them spent as a proscribed secret society languishing in prison or in exile, is a long time to wait. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had to spend one hour more. That was the time it ...

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Thousand of protesters fill Tahrir Square against interference in Egypt’s transition to democracy | Ahram Online

Tahrir is filling up in the thousands with banners objecting to various actions taken by Egypt’s ruling military and high courts that revolutionary and Islamist forces say are interfering in the transition to civilian rule Thousands of protesters are filling Tahrir Square on Friday morning in response to a call by Islamist groups and various revolutionary movements. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, ...

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