Stories about Egypt from March, 2011
In yet another chapter in the ongoing revolution in Egypt, on the evening of March 4, people surrounded the State Security Police headquarters in in Alexandria. The State Security Police forces are a much despised element of the police force within the Mubarak regime, they acted with impunity over decades...
Egyptian politician Ayman Nour's Twitter account acted up last night - first with a tweet saying that he would not run for the next presidential elections, and then with a tweet saying he hasn't decided yet and that his mobile phone, which had access to his Twitter account was stolen. Tweeps react to the developments here.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik stepped down today (March 3), following a television show which bared him in front of Egyptian viewers. Protests asking for Shafik's resignation have continued since the day former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on February 11, yet the show seemed to be the last nail in his political coffin.
The border between Tunisia and Libya has seen a massive influx of refugees since the uprising in Libya began. The initial journey is long and tough, and for most it doesn't end there. Huge crowds of thousands have been waiting for days in freezing cold weather to cross in to Tunisia.