China has announced that it will step up its investment in various Sudanese infrastructure projects, according to reports in the state-run Xinhua News

Violent anti-government outbursts in Egypt have prompted the Egyptian government to take drastic actions, including implementing a curfew and cutting cellphone service.

The Internet revolution that engulfed Tunisia two weeks ago has apparently spread to Egypt, as thousands of youths rallied against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's corrupt regime.

Condemned by U.S. officials as dangerous and by Republican leader Sarah Palin as "anti-American," Wikileaks has facilitated the destruction of Tunisia's tyrannical state with the whistleblower website's release of classified information about rampant corruption in the north African government. The 23-year reign of corrupt President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali ended January 15, when Ben Ali and his family fled to Saudi Arabia.

The referendum taking place this week in the Southern Sudan on whether the region should remain part of Sudan or become its own independent state has enjoyed a high voter turnout, according to official reports, despite criticism from international communist groups and the Russian and Chinese governments. The region includes Darfur, known to be a hotbed of genocidal activity against the native African population, much of which is Christian, by the majority Sudanese Arab Janjaweed militias. The region has for decades been the scene of policies akin to religious and racially-motivated "ethnic cleansing."

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