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DJIBOUTI: Reform demands spread to tiny East African nation | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

Testifying to the infectious fever of calling for democratic change, protests spread Friday to the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, where thousands rallied in demand that the president resign.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh has incurred the wrath of his countryman by changing the constitution to scrap a two-term limit that would have prohibited him from running for reelection in April.

The Guelleh dynasty has been in power for three decades in the nation of 516,000. Despite rampant unemployment and life expectancy of only 43 years, analysts predict that Guelleh would win reelection if allowed to run.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Feb 18th, 2011 at 03:38:03 PM EST

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