Thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Sanaa Feb. 3, calling for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh and holding banners seeking an end to corruption in the country. However, analysts noted that these anti-government uprisings are not a major threat to Saleh, unlike those in Egypt and Tunisia, which gained strong international backing. The protests in Sanaa came despite Saleh’s attempt to quell anti-government sentiments by announcing that he would not seek office after 2013 or name his son as successor.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.