Towards Egypt’s democrats vs Hosni Mubarak’s departure

After 18 days of historic protest, Tahrir Square has finally found reason to let off fireworks and brighten Cairo’s night sky.

Hosni Mubarak’s departure does not yet complete the victory for Egypt’s democrats. The fall of President Mubarak is only the first step towards democratic reform.
The military is now in charge in Egypt after the so-called Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces took power Friday, ending the three-decade rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Analysts say it remains to be seen whether the military leaders will carry out the transition to democracy protestors have been demanding.

New York City Celebrates Mubarak’s Resignation

Voice of America - Adam Phillips -
After two-and-a-half weeks of demonstrations demanding his ouster, President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron fist for more than three decades, resigned his post Friday. The move was met with celebration by most Egyptians – both within their 

Post-Mubarak era dawns on Egypt

Aljazeera.net -
People power has spoken in the biggest Arab nation just four weeks after Tunisians toppled their own ageing ruler. Egyptians have woken to a new dawn after 30 years of rule under Hosni Mubarak. As the Muslim call to prayer reverberated across Cairo on 

Markets rise on Mubarak’s ouster

Washington Post - Howard Schneider -
The relief over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s departure extended well beyond Tahrir Square, as equity markets rose and investors pushed down the price of Egyptian debt after the embattled leader announced his resignation – an 


President Barack Obama noted on Friday night in typically florid style that “the arc of history has finally been bent toward justice”.
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Viewpoint: Too early to celebrate in Egypt?

BBC News - Shashank Joshi -
After 18 days of historic protest, Tahrir Square has finally found reason to let off fireworks and brighten Cairo’s night sky. It seems an unnecessary cruelty to cast a shadow over the massed crowd when they have secured what is certainly the most

Dollar Advances as Egyptian Turmoil, European Debt Stoke Demand for Safety

Bloomberg - Catarina Saraiva -
The dollar rose against most of its major counterparts as turmoil in Egypt and concern that Europe’s debt crisis may worsen fueled investor appetite for safety of US assets. The greenback gained for a 

Blogs

Post-Mubarak: How the US Plans to Aid Democracy in Egypt

TIME (blog) - Massimo Calabresi -
Antigovernment protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo display a giant poster that reads, “The Martyrs of the 

‘Egypt is free,’ crowds cheer

msnbc.com (blog) -
The question for Washington now was whether that same arrangement will hold as the Arab world’s most populous state makes a potentially rocky transition to 

Biography of Hosni Mubarak

Kansas City Star - Anwar Sadat - ?

FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits during his meeting with Emirates foreign minister, not pictured, 

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