Expats flee Egypt as unrest continues

SCORES of South African nationals have fled Egypt as unrest and violence in the North African country’s capital enters its’ second week. This comes as thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in Cairo and in other parts of the country to protest the 30-year rule of Egyptian president Hosni Muburak. Initially peaceful protests turned violent late last week, prompting many South African tourists and expatriates working in the populous Arab country to converge on Cairo Airport where they have vied with thousands of other foreign nationals to secure flights out of the country. Eastern Cape expatriates this week described their harrowing ordeals in the crowded airport and their experiences in the streets and suburbs of Cairo.
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