Africans on Tunisian, Egyptian, revolutions


This video from England is called Waseem Wagdi, Egyptian protester. Egyptian Embassy, London. 29.1.11.

By James Nkuubi in Uganda:

1 February 2011

Going by the current trend of ‘raps’, Africa and in particular, its youth, has just witnessed ‘Another Rap’ from Tunisia.

The demonstrations by the people of Tunisia made up of mainly youth have sent chills over African dictators! Indeed wherever they are with their cliques of loyal gangs in the name of military Generals, these good-for-nothing politicians must be planning greater restrictions of peoples’ civil liberties.

Also from Uganda:

Egypt: Why African Dictators Will Forever Curse Mubarak

Nicholas Sengoba

1 February 2011

As you read this, Hosni Mubarak, the hitherto unshakable octogenarian leader of a stable Egypt, will be making a week of precariously holding onto the presidency by the seat of his pants.

The situation is so bad that the Police have gone into hiding, leaving the army to humbly patrol the streets avoiding the traditional high handedness and the use of excessive force on a people so determined to see the back of Mubarak.

The South African National Editors’ Forum is deeply shocked at the manner in which the Egyptian Government which professes to be intent on reform to meet the protests of thousands of its citizens against authoritarian rule has closed down the operations in the country of the highly respected Middle Eastern broadcaster, Al Jazeera, and harassed its journalists by detaining and then releasing them: here.

This video from Egypt says about itself:

Khalid Nasser supports the protesters in Egypt

The son of the former Egyptian president Gamal Abdul Nasser joins the protesters in Tahrir Square.

Egypt national train services have been cancelled and main access roads to Cairo are closed: here.

Protesters called 25 January a “day of rage” – but the anger extended much further than 24 hours. Follow the dramatic development of Egypt’s protests in this timeline: here.

Demonstrations, nationwide strike rock Egypt, world labor voices solidarity: here.

Police ban Egypt solidarity rally in Ramallah [Palestinian West Bank]: here.

Some 200 people gathered on the Dam square in central Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon to show their support for anti-government protesters in Egypt, the Parool reports: here.

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