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Has anything really changed in Egypt?

Africa HYS team | 13:10 UK time, Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Egypt's military rulers are calling for a probe into the weekend's unrest in Cairo that left 25 people dead and an estimated 300 injured.


Egyptian Christian mourns (Reuters)

On Sunday security forces moved in on a protest march organised by Coptic Christians angry at an attack on a church. 

Eyewitnesses say troops opened fire on the crowds and TV footage shows military vehicles running people down.  More unrest followed on Monday.

So what does this say about the military government's handling of civilian protests?

After the euphoria of the revolution, has anything really changed in Egypt?

BBC listener Fally Fidal Mwelii in Kenya says "It's a Different cast but the same script". Do you agree?

Who is really in charge, and what are the prospects for peaceful change with the country's parliamentary elections due to be held in November?

If you would like to debate this topic LIVE on air on Tuesday 11 October at 1600 GMT, please include a telephone number. It will not be published.


  • Comment number 1.

    [Personal details removed by Moderator]Egypt needs a political solution and a military one. Prospects of peaceful change are only possible if the transitions is viewed to be transparent, and inclusive of all parties; particularly those marginalised, and those in the minority.

  • Comment number 2.

    The over throw of Mubarak Regime will loose its purpose when one looks at what happened to inncent Christian demonistraters. When Democracy is influenced by Religion Sociaty will destroy itself and past Religious wars are vivid example. The Egyptian Military has shown a mature leadership during the past Peoples' uprising and it should continue to do so unless they want to re-write History

  • Comment number 3.

    i commend civilized military in bringing peace where peace is dued. unfortunately, militalry excersis are the same all over the world. They treat humans as animals. for military to run over people demonstrating peacefully is unacceptable.They must be heald accountable

  • Comment number 4.

    No, nothing has changed at the core . The military ruled with Mubarak at their head . But with Mubarak deposed the military still rule, and will continue to rule as everyone knows. Why don't the military surrender their power and glory. Come on, next question .

  • Comment number 5.

    Change does not come easy.Change in leadership is just a good start but must trigger to the bottom for real change to occur.

  • Comment number 6.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.


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