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Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com

Egypt's elections can't be trusted - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in charge, Egypt's elections are pointless, say Cynthia P.
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Chaos, arson, violence mar Congo election

Chaos, arson, violence mar Congo election | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Deadly violence, arson and widespread voter confusion marred Democratic Republic of Congo's second post-war election on Monday, raising concerns of a protracted dispute over the outcome.Masked...
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Top four ways Congo's instability affects the world

Top four ways Congo's instability affects the world | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
From the metals in your cell phone to the gas in your car, Congo is more connected to your life than you might think, and its stability matters.
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Why so much is at stake as Congo goes to polls

Why so much is at stake as Congo goes to polls | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Congo's polls today could be a crucial step for the resource-rich country's progress toward stability and self-determination. Disputed elections could leave it conflict-prone and poor.
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Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta

Egypt's elections are a dangerous crossroads, warns military junta | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Head of armed forces warns polls must be successfully implemented and issues warning to 'meddling troublemakers'...
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Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope

Tahir Square in Cairo is filled with tear gas, fury and hope | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After a week of violence Egyptians make ready for an election they hope will put them on the path away from authoritarian rule and towards democracy...
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Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections

Egypt's generals defy Tahrir protests over elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Military junta have defied their critics and declared that national elections will begin as planned in three days' time...
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On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future

On Cairo’s Violent Streets, an Untenable Status Quo Meets an Unwritten Future | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With reporting by Abigail Hauslohner / Cairo "Say it, don't be afraid: the military council has to leave," chanted some of the tens of thousands of protesters who thronged Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday night.
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What's next for Egypt?

What's next for Egypt? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A roundup of Egypt analysis after the mass protests – and harsh crackdown – around Tahrir Square over the past few days. Some democracy supporters advocate delaying next week's elections.
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Why Egypt needs a second revolution - CNN.com

Why Egypt needs a second revolution - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Emad Shahin says the Egypt transitional government has been blocking demands for handing over power to a civilian authority.
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Egypt's transition: the democratic tests

The vigorous protests in Tahrir Square against Egypt's interim military rulers express the serious concerns of many Egyptians over the process of post-authoritarian change. Alina Rocha Menocal maps the problems of democratic transition and suggests how they can be overcome.

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Egypt 'agrees to new government'

Egypt's military rulers agree to form a "national salvation government" to steer the country to civilian rule, reports say.
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US backs Egypt's military as Tahrir Square crackdown continues

US backs Egypt's military as Tahrir Square crackdown continues | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests enter their fourth day. The US has come under attack for backing the military junta despite vows to support democracy and human rights.
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Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll

Egypt Islamists pull out stops in post-Mubarak poll | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians voted for a second day on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who took over from Hosni Mubarak...
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Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests

Egypt's elections go smooth amid protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People waited in lines that ran hundreds of yards in what many Egyptians regarded as the first free elections in decades.
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Your cell phone, Congo's misery

Your cell phone, Congo's misery | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Minerals in Congo's mines go into cell phones, laptops and digital cameras, and the miners' work is perilous and poorly paid, says Robin Wright.
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Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy

Egypt votes: Shaky 1st step toward democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands line up for vote which promises to be the fairest and cleanest in Egyptian memory, but uncertainty looms over a divided nation...
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Moderate Islamist Party Winning Morocco Election

Moderate Islamist Party Winning Morocco Election | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Justice and Development Party won a plurality of the vote, requiring the king to choose a prime minister from the party and giving it the right to lead a coalition government.
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Morocco election: PJD declares victory after early counting

Morocco election: PJD declares victory after early counting | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Justice and Development party hopes to lead first new Moroccan government since Arab Spring...
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The Second Republic of Tahrir

The Second Republic of Tahrir | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The ruling military generals in Cairo tried to placate the swelling crowds calling for their ouster today. But as the battles raged, it appears the junta may have already lost the people's trust.

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Marbles drop for Gambia to re-elect President Yahya Jammeh

Marbles drop for Gambia to re-elect President Yahya Jammeh | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Friend of Jermaine Jackson, mystic who 'cures' Aids and autocratic leader of winter sun destination expected to win again...
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Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections

Egyptian protesters reject military's timetable for elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square to demand immediate exit of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi...
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Why I am boycotting Egypt's election

With millions of Egyptians set to head to the polls on November 28, one blogger and activist argues that the only way to protect the ideals of the revolution is to boycott the election. A boycott is a vote against Egypt's military rulers and an important step in the road to democratic reform.

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Nicaragua's secret election

The official results in Nicaragua's election on 6 November 2011 found that Daniel Ortega was re-elected president by a clear margin. But the procedures surrounding the vote leave Sergio Ramírez in no doubt that a great fraud - and a great farce - was perpetrated.

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In remote eastern Congo, consensus is that upcoming election won't be fair

In eastern Congo's South Kivu region, one of the most-conflict ridden areas of the country, pessimism is widespread, particularly when it comes to the candidates themselves.
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