Concerns Arise Over U.S. Relations with New Egypt


The state-controlled media in Equatorial Guinea, where coup leader Teodoro Obiang has held power since 1979, was ordered not to report on any of the happenings in Egypt whatsoever, according to African news site

Meanwhile, media across the globe congratulated the people of Egypt and praised Mubarak's exit, with several newspaper headline reading "FINALLY."

Leaders from around the world also showered the Egyptian people with praise, From Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.

"My view is that the people of this most ancient civilization truly deserve a most modern of democracies," Rudd told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Philippine democracy icon Aquino III – who came to power in a revolt that toppled the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- welcomed the "relatively peaceful resolution" in Egypt, and noted that it showed that "aspirations for a more free and fair society are universal."

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