Egypt

French expats in Egypt: 'We’re staying, no matter what happens'

 Some of the estimated 10,000 French expatriates currently living in Egypt chose to leave the country after the ongoing wave of anti-government protests took a violent turn. Others chose to stay. Read their accounts…
 

'I was paid 5,000 pounds to wreak havoc in the Cairo protests'

 
According to the person who shot this video, the man it features was one of the Mubarak supporters who attacked opposition demonstrators Wednesday evening in Cairo. Caught and detained by anti-Mubarak protesters, he was filmed confessing that he had been paid by authorities to attack demonstrators and shout “Long live Mubarak!” Read more...
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Eyewitness accounts from the clashes in Tahrir Square

 
Alleged supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed violently with opposition protesters on Wednesday after storming their rally in Tahrir square, in central Cairo. Our Observers on the ground report their accounts of the clashes. Read their accounts...

Egyptian women stand at the forefront of the uprising

 
Although the footage on our TV screens seems to show male-dominated crowds, the women of Egypt have also been participating fully in the popular uprising. Furthmore, some Web users have created Facebook pages to pay homage to the female Egyptian protester. Read more...
 
 
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Protests in Cairo and Alexandria… But what about other cities in Egypt?

 
Tuesday has been billed as the biggest day of protests in Egypt, with hundred of thousands of protesters flooding the streets of Cairo and Alexandria. All eyes are on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, a protest hotspot, but what about the country’s smaller cities? Our Observers around Egypt tell us about their day of protests. Read more...
 
 
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Egyptian soldier hailed as hero after rallying to the protesters' cause

 
A day before the Egyptian army announced its refusal to confront anti-government protesters, an unknown soldier was hailed as a hero for publicly siding with the demonstrators. Read more and watch the video of his statement…
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Fledgling demonstrations in Sudan add to wave of unrest in Arab world

 
After Tunisia and Egypt, the wave of unrest that is rocking the Arab world reached Sudan over the weekend via social media networks.  Read more and watch the videos…
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Live coverage of the Egyptian protests

 
Massive anti-government protests errupted in Egypt after Friday noon prayers in major cities across the country. All throughout the day we published the information and images that filtered from the ground despite the communication blackout. Read more...
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Eyewitness accounts of Egypt’s uprising: “We played cat and mouse with the police”

Tensions remain rife in Egypt after two days of anti-government demonstrations in major cities across the country. The Observers brings your real accounts from the the thick of the protests, with the latest amateur photos and videos from the ground. Read more...

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