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Rock star Bono said Tuesday that technology is key to solving Africa's problems and urged other stars to come forward and promote good causes.
Egypt's military rulers called for an end to strikes and protests Monday as thousands of state employees, from ambulance drivers to police and transport workers, demonstrated to demand better pay in a growing wave of labor unrest unleashed by the democracy uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
"Practical, universal lessons: Don't marry someone whom you already know has a history of marrying people solely to make a crush object jealous. Also, when you walk out for good, make sure you have a killer exit line," writes AV Club staffers.
Good Muslims don't imbibe champagne, of course (at least in front of one another), but now's the time to pick up the empty bottles from a mighty elixir the thousands left in the wake of the revolution. The cheers, fireworks and dancing are over, too.
The recent developments in Egypt have some arguing that the will of the Egyptian people is for freedom and democracy. Such yearnings suggest that the people want change from the policies under which they have lived for the nearly 30 years of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's rule.
In Egypt, the exciting part is over; now come the worries. Let's start with three pieces of good news: Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's strongman who appeared on the brink of fomenting disaster, fortunately resigned. The Islamists, who would push Egypt in the direction of Iran, had little role in recent events and remain distant from power. And the military, which has ruled Egypt from behind-the-scenes since 1952, is the institution best equipped to adapt the government to the protesters' demands.
The "Cairo Necropolis" is a bustling jumble of tombs and mausoleums where some 5 million homeless and impoverished (out of 18 million Cairenes) live and work among their dead relatives and ancestors. Along the base of the Moqatham Hills, the City of the Dead stretches for four miles from northern to southern Cairo. With 40 percent of Egypt's 82 million living below or just above the United Nation's poverty line of $2 a day, many come to Dead City looking for work, shelter and food.
Arab leaders on Monday called an annual summit for March 29 after popular uprisings transformed the political landscape of the volatile but long autocratic region.
Bahrain's security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heeding calls to unite in a major rally and bring the Arab reform wave to the Persian Gulf for the first time.