By Eric Tataw – Thursday April 11, 2019.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria since 1999 was on his Wheel Chair looking very sick on his 82nd birthday, yet wanted a fifth term in office before Algerians decided that enough was enough.
Millions of people turned out to protest against the regime in cities across Algeria with people from all walks of life including journalists, lawyers, students, and teachers marching.
After 30 long years of staying in power, he finally bowed to what many now refer to as People’s Power. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, is only not too long ago gone, Sudan’s President wouldn’t have thought he would go just yet, but he’s gone. This time again; People Power.
Sudanese activists circulated a statement from a Military Transitional Council announcing the removal of President Omar Al-Bashir from power.
Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan has resigned early Thursday April 11, 2019, Asim Bilal told National Telegraph from Khartoum, the nation’s capital. Details of Omar’s resignation though still remote, comes following months of protests added to clashes between his loyal security forces and the uniformed armed forces.
Earlier, the military seized key areas including the airport in Khartoum and the country’s state broadcasting facility after the military talked of an important announcement.
He has ruled Sudan for 30 years after taking power in a coup in 1989. Defence Minister, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf would now lead the Transitional Council, National Telegraph is told.
In a picture, a 22-year-old student, Alaa Salah, now referred to as the Sudanese Statue of Liberty, dressed in a white thoub and gold disc, stood on the roof of a car during the protest, chanting for freedom and that has finally nailed Omar al-Bashir.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, a Zimbabwean revolutionary politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 was also dealt with People Power in 2017.