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Egypt’s “Secret Minister”; Behind The Scene, Still Pulling The Strings?

Just exactly what influence Omar “The Secret Minister” Suleiman retains over the military junta that rules Egypt is a question of utmost importance for those who live on the banks of the Nile River.
Behind the scene and still pulling the strings, Suleiman the Secret remains a danger whose continued influence will be ignored at the peril of those who rejoiced at Mubaraks downfall.

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Africa Day: A Reflection On African Unity And Solidarity 48 Years Later

Apart from a Michael Essien’s Africa 11 versus World 11 charity soccer game held in Accra, Ghana to promote peace in Africa, the official celebration at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa and similar functions in a number of African states, the 48th Anniversary of Africa Day came and went without much interest and notice by many Africans in the African continent and diaspora.

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Democratic Uprisings Brutally Suppressed In Many African Countries

Northern Africa is not the only part of Africa where uprisings are taking place. In countries like Swaziland, Gabon, Cameroon, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso we’ve seen massive student uprisings and worker demonstrations brutally suppressed in most cases. Editor-in-chief of Pambazuka News Firoze Manji talks to the Real News Network about what’s happening in Southern Africa.

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Creating African Dynasties

The political culture of dynasties is very much alive in Africa even where there are no kingdoms.

In Uganda the opposition has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his eldest son Lieutenant Colonel Kaneirugaba Muhoozi, 36, to succeed him.

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Voices Without Place

There is no democracy without proper representation. The main goal of any participatory democracy is not to enforce a rule of majority, nor allow for an excessive power of any minority but to establish and protect the rights of all citizens. That goal is also a key element in effective poverty fighting, achieving sustainable development and championing social justice. Proper channels for participating in governance must exist to reflect each public voice and allow for proper balancing of the democratic debate.

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Mubarak is Forced Out

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak resigned his post as president and handed over reins of power to the military on Friday, bowing down to a historic 18-day poplar uprising, a wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands Egyptian citizens that has transformed politics in country and around the Arab world. Egypt’s defense minister General Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is the head of the Higher Military Council that took control of country after Mr. Mubarak resignation, a military source said. It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Suleiman would retain a role, under the military council, in running the country.