(Al Jazeera English: 0800 PST, January 31, 2011) Protesters in Egypt called for a national strike on Monday as they pressed for the resignation of the president. Hosni Mubarak has made more concessions as he strives to cling on to power, while opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei joined protesters in Tahrir Square on Sunday as they defied a third nighttime curfew.
Meanwhile, in Tunisia, Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of a long-outlawed Islamist party has returned after two decades in exile. And in Southern Sudan, celebrations are underway after initial referendum results showed voters chose to separate from the north in overwhelming numbers. More on these stories below: