Many are wondering if the popular uprisings across North Africa will spread south. I’ve posted some thoughts and articles about what may help or hinder peoples’ protests south of the Sahara. I read this article on the Al Jazeera English website. It highlights the role of the media and I thought it was worth reposting.
International media is following protests across the ‘Arab world’ but ignoring those in Africa.
by Azad Essa Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 16:24 GMT Continue reading . . .
Mubarak has resigned and Egyptians are dancing in the streets. The road ahead will be bumpy and Egyptians will face many challenges, but what the people have achieved today is truly breathtaking. Amazing, absolutely amazing. And, twenty years to the day after Nelson Mandela walked out of prison, a free man! Remember: February 11th is a special day.
Of course, I can’t help but think what implications Mubarak’s resignation may have for those leaders south of the Sahara who have also been in power for decades and who, seemingly, have no intention of vacating their posts. Continue reading . . .