Egypt – limited protests, more repression

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Egypt – peaceful protest continued in the second week but has been crushed. Government concessions on austerity and restoring subsidies though limited will alarm foreign investors and the IMF. No effective external support for the protests.

Sudan – shaky progress

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Editor’s note: Arab Digest is taking a couple of weeks’ summer break. We will resume publication after the Eid al-Adha holiday, probably 15 August.further work on the 17 July agreement delayed by killings including four schoolchildren – now resuming. Since agreement was reached on 17 July between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the civilian protesters represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) (our posting of 18 July) it has been shaken by events but not, it appears, knocked off course. A Reuters report of 30 July summarises …