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End of the Road for Mubarak: Update

[The North Africa Journal - By Alessandro Bruno and Arezki Daoud] The Egyptian people are furious and no longer afraid of teargas and bullets. For 30 years, they have endured a ruthless dictatorship that ruled through a combination of oppression and occasional false promise of reform and liberalization. Today, encouraged, by the success of a popular uprising in Tunisia, the Egyptian people have started a sixth consecutive day of protest, refusing to back down despite a massive show of force by the police and security forces...
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The Irrelevance of Japan in Africa

Japan is one of the latest economic powers to make it loud and clear that it wants to compete for influence in the Middle East and Africa . But can its leaders build strong economic ties that would compete with those of China? Today’s situation suggests that the Japanese climb will be steep and difficult. Just in Africa alone, the Japanese economic presence is about one third of that of China and further dropping given the fast expansion of China there. ...
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Alessandro Bruno on CTV News Sharing Insights on the Darfur Truce

The deputy editor of The North Africa Journal, Alessandro Bruno, explains how the cease-fire deals signed in Sudan are reflective of the government's pursuit of votes for a number of upcoming elections....
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