Egyptian Revolution

We visit CCN.com plenty of times to read the national news and brief headlines about the world news. Therefore, many of us are aware of the news and issues going on in Egypt during the recent months. But do we know the details behind the Egyptian Revolution itself? America’s major news’ perceptions can differ from Egyptians’ perspectives.

Hosni Mubarak Documentary

Egyptian Riots & Protest

                                                                                                          
Where is Egypt?
Egypt is a country located in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean region, the Middle East and the Islamic world. Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea t the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East.

What is Egypt?
Official Name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Capital: Cairo
Government Type: Military Junta
Population: 79,089,650 (Sept. 2010 est.)
Area: 1,002,450 km2
Official Language: Arabic
GDP per capita: $6,347 (2010)
Year of Independence: 1922

What’s going on in Egypt?
The 2011 Egyptian Revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on January 25, 2011 which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes, and violent clashes between protestors and security services and supporters of the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Protests took place in Cairo, Alexandria, and other cities in Egypt, following the Tunisian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the longtime Tunisian president. Millions of protestors from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and religions demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. On February 11, Mubarak resigned from office following weeks of determined protest and pressure.

                                                                                                [Condensed Information from Wikipedia.]

 


 

 

 

 

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