Egypt: constitutional amendments in 10 days, referendum in 2 months

The military leaders now governing Egypt have told a coalition of young opposition leaders that they plan to convene a panel of distinguished jurists to submit a package of constitutional amendments within 10 days for approval in a national referendum within two months, setting a breakneck schedule for the transition to civilian role.

Egypt says south Sudan secession looks inevitable

Egypt’s foreign minister said a break-up of Sudan looked inevitable because northern and southern officials had made no real effort to keep Africa’s biggest country united. A referendum on independence for south Sudan, promised under a 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended decades of civil war, is due to take place on January 9, […]