It's hard to believe that I am in my twelfth season of living and working in Luxor for six months of the year. And in May of 2015 this blog turned eight! I can only hope that I will have the good fortune to return to Egypt for many years to come.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Mubarak on Wikipedia (Wikibedia?)
Didn't take long! Imagine how the person doing the updating must have felt:
Protest and resignation
Massive protests centered on Cairo's Tahrir Square led to Mubarak's resignation in February 2011.
Mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak erupted in Cairo and other Egyptian cities in late January 2011. On February 1, 2011, Hosni Mubarak announced that he will not contest the Presidential election in September 2011. He also promised constitutional reform. This did not satisfy the majority of protesters as they expected Mubarak to depart immediately. The demonstrations continued and on 2 February 2011, violent clashes occurred between pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak protestors. On February 10, 2011, it was suggested that Mubarak may step down imminently., Mubarak later officially asserted that this would not happen even though he would be handing some of his powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman. At the same time, it was also confirmed that there is room for his resignation in the days and weeks to come. On February 11, Suleiman announced Mubarak's resignation. The announcement sparked cheers, flag-waving, and celebrations from protesters still congregating in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
A native Californian (yes, they do exist!) who has landed a dream retirement job as Librarian for the library at Chicago House (The Epigraphic Survey of The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) in Luxor, Egypt...