Egyptian parliament disbanded, constitution suspended

The Egyptian army has dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution, two days after Hosni Mubarak, stepped down. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced on Sunday that it would remain in charge of the country for six months until a new government is formed. The military council announced the move in a statement on [...]

Beijing’s Response to Egypt’s Revolution – by Willy Lam

News and Media coverage in China, is generally not my area of expertise… but this is the best account I have seen of the reaction by China’s authorities on developments in Egypt. Willy Lam has an intimate knowledge of developments in China, which is why I am reproducing his recent commentary on Beijing’s response to [...]

The Wael effect

Tuesday was the day after the night of the Wael Ghoneim interview on Dream Tv and the effect was enormous. More people came toTahrir than ever before, many of them newcomers and many of them confessing that the interview with Wael had had the effect to convince them to join. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious [...]

AU Elects Obiang Nguema, Credibility Reaches a New Low

I guess nothing here should come as a shock, but the AU’s credibility and relevancy took another nose dive when the organization elected President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea as the new chairman at the January 30 annual summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on [...]

Opposition meets with Suleiman, Muslim Brotherhood: not satisfied

Five year old leads demo in Alexandria Egypt’s vice president Omar Suleiman met a representation of major opposition groups, including th Muslim Brotherhood, for the first time Sunday. Suleiman refused their main demand, that president Mubarak step down. He agreed, however, to allow freedom of the press, to release those detained since anti-government protests began, [...]

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