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A handout picture released by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (photo: AFP /UNAMID/ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN)

UN deadline in Sudan set to end without progress

  As the United Nations’ deadline for peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan looms ever nearer, Sudan has been plagued by the largest anti-government demonstration the country has seen since austerity measures were implemented in June. The protest raged on Tuesday as over 1,000 people, mostly students, took to the streets in Darfur in …

Luiz Sanchez

Recorded events signal a rise in protests

The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social rights reported protest movements rose dramatically during the second half of June. A contentious presidential election seemed to account for the rise. The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights recorded only 38 protests during the first half of the month, but 119 protests ended the month. Reasons …

Ahmed Aboulenein

A Tale Of Two Cairos

Recent reports have thinned the gap of votes between the two candidates to less than a million, with the Muslim Brotherhood putting their candidate in the lead and Ahmed Shafiq slinging accusations of wrongdoing against his opponent

Maryam Ishani

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gather in Cairo's Tahrir square. File photo from November 2011 (AFP)

Part-time revolution

Egyptians have managed to bring down a deeply-ingrained autocratic regime and set up what is proving to be a relatively close democratic presidential election, all in the hours people normally watch television before going to bed. Workers by day, fighters of injustice by night; the protesters are truly the collective Batman of the revolutionary world.

Ahmed Khalifa

Egyptian protesters take long walk to Tahrir

By Tamim Elyan / Reuters CAIRO: A group of Egyptians are marching 125 km (77 miles) along a major highway to Cairo to take part in a demonstration in Tahrir Square, stretching the boundaries of the country’s flourishing culture of political activism. Fifteen activists decided to walk from their hometown of Suez across the desert …

DNE