“Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This statement is relevant to the African situation. This has been proven by the yearning and the clinging of African presidents and head of states to power. This happens even when it is clear that the economy is deteriorating, and its citizens are suffering.
This has been so for Sudan and its ousted president Omar al-Bashir who clung to power for thirty years until the military finally outed him on 11 April 2019. This became imperative after all the protest from people who were clearly tired of his leadership as a result of years of unnecessary hardship, economic meltdown and insecurity. Most Sudanese are living in abject poverty, and this is not because there are no resources. This is because it has been poorly managed, and the privileged Sudanese who could have taken key economic positions were tired and left to search for greener pastures.
However, it is important to note and commend the process. This is because it was seemingly a peaceful protest, though with a few unfortunate incidences, characterized by loss of lives. And this must be firmly condemned. This being said, it is important we commend the peaceful process the Sudanese used to get the message across to the government. And this is yet another eye-opener for every other African state, its president and citizens. Africans must understand that they can stand up for themselves against what is wrong. Moreover, they can do so peacefully.
In conclusion, the world can be a better place if we all give peace a chance. Africa can shine forth if the rule of law is respected by everyone irrespective of political, social or religious affiliations.
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