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It’s the end of yet another week and so much has happened during the week. What has been your highlight of the week? What made you sit up straight, scratch your head and shake your head?

Could it be the “power struggle” protests in Egypt? Or the cable theft at the FNB Stadium?

In Egypt:

When I look at this situation all I think is “no one man should have this much power”.

Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world, erupted in mass protests on Jan. 25, 2011, as the revolution in Tunisia earlier in the month seemed to inflame decades worth of smoldering grievances against decades of heavy-handed rule by President Hosni Mubarak. The conflict intensified after Mr. Mubarak said he would not seek reelection but refused to step down, and armed pro-government protesters attacked anti-Mubarak crowds. More than 150 people are estimated to have died in Egypt since the turmoil began, according to human rights groups.

Feb. 3

  • Clashes between government supporters and opponents continued for a second day, as the government broadened its crackdown to the international media and human rights workers, in an apparent effort to remove witnesses to the battle with anti-government protesters. By the afternoon, the fighting spread beyond the square to the October 6th Bridge, which rises above the Egyptian Museum. At least five more people were said to have died.
  • After maintaining a low profile, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition force, appeared to be taking on a more assertive role, calling for Mr. Mubarak to make way for a transitional government.
  • As the diplomatic crisis in Egypt has intensified, the potential Republican candidates and the party’s leaders in Congress have, with only a few exceptions, had little to say.
  • Graphic: Battle for Tahrir Square

Feb. 2

  • Waves of pro-government provocateurs armed with clubs, stones and knives fought their way into and around Tahrir Square in a concerted effort to rout the protesters. After first trying to respond peacefully, the protesters fought back with rocks and Molotov cocktails as battles broke out around the square. The military stood by, restricting itself mostly to guarding the Egyptian Museum and using water cannons to extinguish flames stoked by the firebombs. At least five people are thought to have died in the fighting, and 800 were wounded.
  • After days of delicate public and private diplomacy, the United States openly broke with its most stalwart ally in the Arab world, as the Obama administration strongly condemned violence by allies of Mr. Mubarak and called on him to speed up his exit from power.
  • With neighboring Egypt and other parts of the region in upheaval, the prospect of the Israeli government’s making peace with the Palestinians, already distant, receded further.
  • This week, Frank G. Wisner, whose stints around the globe have included four ambassadorships, one of them to Egypt, was briefly President Obama’s man in Cairo, charged with prodding an old friend, President Hosni Mubarak, to make his exit.
Source: The New York Times

Back home in local sports:

As an avid soccer fan, I’m so disappointed that the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows that was scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. This is due to cable theft at the stadium that has left the stadium without any power.

So to all my fellow soccer fans who were hoping for some footy action this weekend #JBS (Just Be Strong)

Enjoy your Friday and the rest of your weekend…xoxo

From your girl Allegro Dinkwanyane-“I’m just saying”, so have your say…

What are your plans for the weekend?


I’m a passionate writer, who enjoys writing and informing people as well as learning new things. I love sports, the arts and music. I am a sports presenter of UJfm 95.4 as well as other things. Simply put, I am a dynamic young lady who wants to bring about chnage and have an impact in both the media industry and in people’s lives.

Allegro – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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