Global Affairs

The Arab world's perpetual revolution

Recent uprisings that toppled leaders in Algeria and Sudan bear echoes of Arab Spring, of lessons learnt and tensions unresolved

The popular uprisings that recently erupted in Algeria and Sudan are reminiscent of the so-called Arab Spring wave of revolutions which swept through the Middle East earlier this decade.

Now, as then, millions of demonstrators came out onto the streets, not necessarily because they knew what they wanted to push for, but because they simply had enough of corrupt regimes which failed to deliver either prosperity or social mobility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'The Arab world's perpetual revolution'. Print Edition | Subscribe