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Egypt protesters defy curfew; Baradei says no going back
Cairo, Jan 31 (DPA) Anti-government demonstrators defied a curfew to protest Monday morning in Egypt's capital, demanding President Hosny Mubarak step down from office after three decades of rule.

Monday, January 31, 2011 9:58:37 AM

African Union summit opens with focus on stability
Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (IANS) The 16th African Union (AU) summit opened Sunday in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa as African leaders gather to discuss peace, security and stability in the continent.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:00:50 PM

UN chief calls for calm in Egypt
Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called for calm, non-violence and respect for human rights in Egypt amid the widening unrest in which at least 150 people have died in the last two days alone.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 8:29:24 PM

Police clash with anti-government demonstrators in Sudan
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Police and students clashed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum Sunday after activists called for a demonstration against high living costs and corruption on social networking site Facebook.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 7:33:10 PM

Southern Sudan votes overwhelmingly for independence
Nairobi/Juba, Jan 30 (DPA) Just short of 99 percent of Southern Sudanese have voted to secede from the north and form an independent state, according to preliminary results released Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:57:01 PM

Unrest swells in Egypt as cornered government bans Al-Jazeera
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's long reign seemed to teeter as unrest raged across the country despite the military moving on the streets to control tens of thousands of protestors. Over 10 people were killed in fresh clashes with police here Sunday as authorities banned Arabic TV channel Al-Jazeera that has been prompt in reporting the anti-government protests.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 5:53:50 PM

Egypt military moves into Sharm el-Sheikh
Cairo, Jan 30 (DPA) The Egyptian military moved into the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh Sunday in an effort to control unrest in the tourist areas, while Cairo airport was flooded with foreigners trying to leave the country in a hurry.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 4:38:51 PM

Southern Sudan independence gets nearly 99 per cent vote
Nairobi, Jan 30 (DPA) Just short of 99 percent of southern Sudanese have voted to secede from the north and form an independent state, according to preliminary results released Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 3:12:25 PM

10 killed as protesters storm Cairo building
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 10 protesters were killed in clashes with police near the Egyptian Interior Ministry building in Cairo in the early hours of Sunday, RIA Novosti said quoting Al Jazeera.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:47:45 PM

Thousands flee Egyptian prison: Reports
Cairo, Jan 30 (IANS) About 5,000 Egyptian prisoners broke out of a prison in the Fayyoum Govenorate amid the nationwide riots Saturday night, Xinhua quoted the Dubai-based Arabiya TV report Sunday.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:37:18 AM

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