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The US government and other foreign powers praise election decision

by Johnathan M. Katz Associated Press/Washington Post February 3, 2011

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Haiti panel announces candidates for runoff presidential election–government candidate dropped after charges of vote fraud, foreign government p...

by William Booth Washington Post February 3, 2011

Many Haitians sighed with relief Thursday after election officials announced that former first lady Mirlande Manigat will face Michel Martelly, a carnival singer known as "Sweet Micky," in a runoff presidential election next month....

Mubarak says he won’t run for President again

by David D. Kirkpatrick and Mark Landler New York Times February 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — Last Sunday at 2 p.m., a blue-and-white Air Force jet left Andrews Air Force Base bound for Cairo. On board was Frank G. Wisner, an adroit ex-diplomat whom President Obama had asked hours before to undertake a supremely delicate mission: nudging President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt out of...

NGOs in Haiti face new questions about effectiveness—complaints concern poor coordination, high turnover and lack of transparency

by William Booth Washington Post February 2, 2011

IN PORT-AU-PRINCE In the days after the earth shook and the government collapsed, the municipal nursing home here became one of the most desperate sights in Haiti, as old people lay swaddled in dirty sheets, huddled in cramped tents, begging visitors for water....

Largest crowds yet demand change in Egypt

by Anthony Shadid and David D. Kirkpatrick New York Times February 1, 2011

CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak declared Tuesday night that he would step down in September as modern Egypt’s longest-serving leader, but that did not go far enough for the hundreds of thousands who poured into Tahrir Square in a sprawling protest that cut across entrenched lines of piety, class...

Rich, poor, and a rift exposed by unrest

by David D. Kirkpatrick and Monda El-Naggar New York Times January 30, 2011

CAIRO — As the government of Egypt shakes from a broad-based uprising, long-simmering resentments have burst into open class warfare....

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Army lets protests proceed

by Griffe Witte Washington Post January 29, 2011

CAIRO - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators swarmed central Cairo on Saturday in the largest demonstration yet against the rule of the country's longtime autocratic leader, President Hosni Mubarak. The crowd went unchallenged by troops, who, in extraordinary scenes unfolding around the ...

Mubarak orders crackdown, with revolt sweeping Egypt

by David D. Kirkpatrick New York Times January 28, 2011

CAIRO — With police stations and the governing party’s headquarters in flames, and much of this crucial Middle Eastern nation in open revolt, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt deployed the nation’s military and imposed a near-total blackout on communications to save his authoritarian government...

Germany suspends payment to AIDS fund over corruption claims

by BBC News January 27, 2011

Germany has suspended its annual payment of more than 200m euros (£172m) to the Global Fund against Aids, TB and malaria, following corruption claims....

Poverty’s new reality; there is a lot less of it in the world

by Laurence Chandy and Geoffrey Gertz Washington Post January 25, 2011

The World Economic Forum convening this week in Davos, Switzerland, is organized around the theme of "Shared Norms for the New Reality." As in past years, the conference will feature plenty of debate about how to solve global challenges in a multipolar, interdependent world. This "new reality," howe...

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