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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 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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Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies'

Pro-regime rally denounces Egypt's 'enemies' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mubarak supporters and revolutionaries unite against Tahrir Square's 'naive' call for junta to cede power...
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Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff

Egypt Military and Protesters Dig In for Tahrir Square Standoff | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As clashes halted, Egypt’s military rulers vowed to forge ahead with parliamentary elections on Monday despite a week of violence that is certain to tarnish the vote.
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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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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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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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Libya’s Toughest Test May Be Building an Army

Libya’s Toughest Test May Be Building an Army | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The country has never had a truly professional national army, and the struggling interim government’s effort to build one may be its most difficult and important task.
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The Capture of Gaddafi's Son: The Reformer Who Refused to Reform

The Capture of Gaddafi's Son: The Reformer Who Refused to Reform | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
According to one aide, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had opportunities to join the rebellion against his father.
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Riot Police March Into Cairo's Tahrir Square

Riot Police March Into Cairo's Tahrir Square | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tensions are rising again in Cairo, one day after thousands of protesters swarmed the city's famed Tahrir Square to demand the military relinquish power sooner.
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Elections 101: Egypt's new electoral system explained

Elections 101: Egypt's new electoral system explained | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

CAIRO: Egypt’s electoral system is “complicated and difficult for any ordinary Egyptian to comprehend and implement," experts believe, as political powers remain optimistic that it will help them secure a place in a parliament long dominated by members of the former regime.

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Egypt army kills hope: female presidential candidate

Egypt army kills hope: female presidential candidate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Egyptian military is stifling hope for change and cannot be trusted to manage the country's transition to democracy, the nation's first female presidential candidate said Tuesday.She...
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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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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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Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal

Tahrir Square stands united after week of bloodshed and betrayal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Deaths and injuries over past week have served only to harden Egyptian demonstrators' resolve...
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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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Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival

Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Corrupt and brutal, Egypt’s police are fighting for survival, writes Ursula Lindsey.
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Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up

Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Some of Libya's clans said on Wednesday they would not recognize the government, a day after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional and tribal rivalries which threaten the...
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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 Erupts: Tahrir Square Sit-In Devolves Into Violent Clashes

Egypt Erupts: Tahrir Square Sit-In Devolves Into Violent Clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police and protesters clashed for control of downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, after security forces tried to stop activists from staging a long-term sit-in in the symbolic site.
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Pope urges Africa reconciliation

Pope urges Africa reconciliation | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict will present plans by the Roman Catholic church to encourage reconciliation in Africa, on the second day of his visit to the state of Benin.
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Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say - CNN.com

Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya, military commanders say - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been captured in Libya, military commanders said Saturday.
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Whether in Egypt or America, it takes organization to win

As Egyptians prepare for their first democratic elections since the fall of Mubarak, their political parties are learning new lessons about the contest for power. It remains to be seen if they can translate their revolutionary organizing tools into electoral victories.

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