Algeria, Sudan revolutions, and the myopia of Nigerians

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By Odumodu Gbulagu 

 

In quick succession, Algerians and Sudanese people crippled economic activities of their respective countries, occupied the streets and ousted the dictators that had held their countries down for decades.

The sick 82 year old Bouteflika who is confined to the wheelchair, and has ruled for 20 solid years, and was gunning for his fifth term was roundly rejected and ousted.

Both the military, police and other security agencies downed their tools and joined the masses in protest as the society belongs to them too.

The Algerian protest which was called the Smile Revolution, started on 16 February 2019, ten days after Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his candidacy for a fifth term.
It lasted for 55 days, and they forced their President, and Prime Minister to resign.

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