The African Change

I am writing this post in light with the recent sudden changes in the thought of the people living in Africa. Last week a group of angry demonstrators demanded a change in the government. They wanted their president ‘Ben Ali’ gone, for he had been in power far too long. From 1987-2011 Ben Ali remained in Power, as there was no proper opposition against him, but as time passes by & people get tired of the old things, they try a new one & this is exactly what the majority of the people did in Tunisia, they demanded a Change in the system, a revolution.

Now that Ben Ali has has left, all seems to be fine in Tunisia, but this has suddenly become an inspiration for the people living in Egypt. Egypt is currently under the rule of an stubborn president, Hosni Mubarak. A former Air Force Officer, is currently serving as the president of Egypt, perhaps, the only well known African nation all around the globe. Egypt is famous for its long history & of course not mention the Pyramids & tombs of the Pharaohs’. Well as I was saying, the change of power in Tunisia lit a fire of hope for the people of Egypt as they too have become tired of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, who has been in Power since 1981-present. After a week’s protests, he has announced that he will not consider himself as a candidate in the upcoming elections, but has insisted on remaining in power till his term lasts in September. All seems to be fine here, but the only question remains is will he really quit? I suppose only time can tell.

Does any of you remember Muntadir Al Zaidi?.. a.k.a ‘The Shoe Thrower’, Mr. Muntadir had welcomed George W.Bush with a flying shoe on his visit to Iraq & this act soon became famous all around the world. People had started to hurl shoes on whoever they deemed to be corrupt. It became a Global Trend or a Political Fashion of expressing disgust & hate. Now the recent changes in African nations has also prompted changes in other countries like Jordan, where King Abdullah has dissolved the government & appointed a Vice President. Apart from this I believe we will also witness a change in Yemen soon, where people are a victim of inflation & poor living conditions, they too might want to witness a change in their own homeland. Funny isn’t it? How the actions of a few can change the fate of millions.

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