Smoke and mirrors: The case of Egypt and Ethiopia

By Yohannes Woldemariam

, by Pambazuka

The dramatic upheavals in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Algeria, Libya and Yemen show what huge numbers of ordinary citizens can do when they rally bravely for democracy and human rights. In Egypt, we have witnessed the downfall of a seemingly invincible dictator, but as of yet the regime he erected is still functional. Are Egyptian generals stalling for time to frustrate meaningful change? How should the US respond to the events in Egypt?

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