The miserable fall of Sudan’s longest serving president Omar El-Bashir has raised a lot of mixed reactions from different personalities both local and international.
According to the Uganda’s former Intelligence boss David Sejusa, faults the entire processto the failure to understand the essence of institutions.
“The failure to understand the true NATURE (tangible characteristics of something) and ESEENCE (important characteristics, mostly intangible) of NRA/UPDF is the biggest failure on the part of many leaders who struggle for liberation.” Sejusa says advising the UPDF to Work on it!
This comment followed a provocative tweet which insinuated that what happened in Sudan can’t happen in Uganda.
What’s happened in Sudan can’t happen in Uganda because the end of the road for (the) Museveni(s) will also be the end of the road for the UPDF as we know it.
In your case, things will likely turn bloody because that’s how your leaders devised it, as a deterrent.— Pavel (@pvl0101) April 11, 2019
The current political wave sweeping through the continent mirrors the Arab Spring that swept through parts of Arab Africa in 2010. The Arab spring led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Ben Ali in Tunisia.
In a space of a fortnight, two African presidents have been forced to step down after protests from the people.
One of them is Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 82, resigned on April 3 after weeks of massive street protests. He had been in power for 20 years and had dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. In Algeria, protesters had vowed to continue piling on pressure until the entire government is ousted.
The once regarded as a strongman of Africa, Bashir had been in power since 1989 and had been indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2009 over war crimes. Without power now, it remains to be seen whether the ICC will intensify their pursuit of Bashir.