Egypt on high alert


The Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has promised ‘decisive measures’ against protestors today. Large scale demonstrations are likely to follow Friday prayers today, which will end within the next hour.

Internet traffic is already being disrupted and the country’s text message service is down.

We’ll keep you posted on any significant developments.

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