Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egypt: Watch this space


This is an apparently wide-open live feed from Egypt via The Associated Press.



Contrary to previous reports — and apparently previous understandings by pro-reform spokesmen and the White House — President Mubarak has refused to step down from office, instead granting powers to Omar Suleiman, the new vice president.

A live stream from Al Jazeera is available here.

On CNN, Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate and former United Nations nuclear weapons chief, said that with his refusal to step down, President Hosni Mubarak was "gambling with the destiny of his country," calling Mubarak’s speech tonight "an act of deception on a grand scale."

He tweeted this a few hours ago:


Watch this space for more developments later.

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