LONDON (Reuters) – Gene Sharp’s writings on how to use non-violent techniques to bring down autocratic regimes are often cited as a major influence on the activists who led the campaign against Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.
CAIRO (Reuters) – In early 2005, Cairo-based computer engineer Saad Bahaar was trawling the internet when he came across a trio of Egyptian expatriates who advocated the use of non-violent techniques to overthrow strongman Hosni Mubarak. Bahaar, then 32 and interested in politics and how Egypt might change, was intrigued by the idea. He contacted the group, lighting one of the fuses that would end in freedom in Tahrir Square six years later.
LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Indian mobile phone operator
Essar has abandoned plans to inject part of its 33 percent stake
in the Vodafone Essar venture into a listed shell company after
objections by its partner Vodafone (VOD.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), according to two
people familiar with the situation.