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Egypt unrest: March of a million people planned to oust Mubarak
Cairo, Jan 31 (IANS) Defiant protesters at a public square here have decided to scale up their uprising and plan to take out a march of over a million people Tuesday to oust Hosni Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:49:46 PM

'Mandela hail and hearty'
Pretoria, Jan 31 (IANS) Former President Nelson Mandela is 'doing well' three days after being discharged from hospital where he was admitted for an acute respiratory infection.

Monday, January 31, 2011 5:07:28 PM

Southern Sudan leader pledges peaceful split from north
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (DPA) The leader of what will become the world's newest state this year, Southern Sudan, Monday promised a peaceful transition to independence after results showed voters had overwhelmingly chosen to split from the north.

Monday, January 31, 2011 4:50:37 PM

Egypt uprising echoes Philippines 25 years ago (Comment)
President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt is facing the toughest challenge to his 30-year rule but he is not the only dictator in the world not to read the signals on his radar. His own unarmed people have risen in revolt against him but that is not the way he sees it.

Monday, January 31, 2011 2:36:41 PM

Egyptian protesters plan march of million people
Cairo, Jan 31 (IANS) The massive uprising to oust Egyptian president of 30 years Hosni Mubarak were scaled up Monday with protesters, who have defied curfew and remain unfazed despite fighter jets and tanks, planning to hold a march of over a million people through the streets of Cairo Tuesday.

Monday, January 31, 2011 2:31:15 PM

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

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