Tribal Leader’s Resignation Is Blow to Yemeni President: here.
US and Europe step up preparations for intervention in Libya: here.
Iraq: Security Forces Raid Press Freedom Group: here.
The wave of revolution that started in Tunisia is now also reaching Iraq, where the Kurdish areas had already flared up last week. But the protests are not limited to these areas. On Friday an anti-government rally named the Day of Rage, was organised in Baghdad and other cities with thousands taking part: here.
Qaddafi, Bush and the Iraq Big Lie: here.
List of the main protests planned for this weekend in Morocco: here.
Morocco: Chayeb Karim, beaten up by police forces in Sefrou during #Feb20 peaceful protests, succumbed to his wounds on Feb 23. RIP.
Egypt’s ruling military council apologised on Saturday after military police beat protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square overnight. Activists still called for more protests to denounce violence by the authorities: here.
The Arab world has been a US domain for 50 years. America chose to govern through brutal and corrupt dictators, supplied with arms, military training and advice from Washington. It now looks as if 2011 will mark the removal of many of those client regimes, and it is unlikely that events will take the tidy path the White House would prefer: here.
Facing economic ruin and food shortages, and inspired by the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, people in the rest of Africa are taking to the streets. This year will see elections in 20 African nations, including Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Real change, however, looks set to happen outside the polling stations: here.