Kitila Mkumbo;1612977]For me: This revolution was leaderless! When wananchi decide that enough is enough, there is no power of oppression or coercion that can defeat them. During the great time of a nation's self determination and revolution such as that we have seen in Egypt, it is neither the NGOs nor the political parties that are at forefront, it is the people. People themselves become the leader and the lead. It is not possible in the contemporary world that you can cling to power undemocratically. Democracy is the only way. Yes, African leaders will fake and manipulate the people, but this will never continue for ever. They have no option but to truly democratize their countries or else they will face a shameful defeat by the people. In today's world, you only lead so long as you have the public confidence and support. Every struggle requires some sections of people to sacrifice, as Steve Biko once said: there is no struggle without casualties. This revolution has taken a 30 year old Wael Ghonim, to lie to his employer, the Google, that he was returning home in Egypt for what he called ' a personal problem'. He left his lucrative career to return home to join the unemployed and downtrodden youth to oust a dictator. I salute Wael Ghonim, I salute the people of Egypt[/QUOTE] From Bulldozzer to Kitila, The good thing I have learn from you is that you believe that there is no change until blood has been shade. To some extent is true but one thing just to ask you; Have you ever participated in any demonstration so far conducted in our country whether legal or illegal. Have you? Honestly speaking there is a little difference from what has happened in Tunisia or Egypt in regard to our Country - Tanzania. 1.0 The ideology behind this demonstration is to see those countries which preaches "Democracy" are the ones which supports these dictatorship leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Pakistan, Uganda and the like. They normally call them "our close allies (friends)". And you find citizens of those countries have no right to express their opinions. And that is why they try to find means of expressing their ideas including burning themselves. 2.0 Think what happen when palestine did democratic election and "Hamas came to power? wasn't that people decision? What is happening now at the ground?. Who is there to help them? Are they not human being??? Don't they have a right to freedom?? 3.0 This scenario is totally quite different from our country where we have a democratic system of changing our leaders peacefully. Yes there might be some descrepancies in ballout counted due to demographic location and infrastructure but yet still we get our leaders. What remains is improvement of how fast we can systematically get results early. Uganda in this have paved the way in coming election although its genuinty is still questioned. We can send some experts to learn from there. 4.0 We are in a position of telling our leaders on corruption issues any time this becomes known but unfortunately the influency of some religious groups hampers the efforts of holding these corrupt leaders accountable. And this is the main reasons why we are where we are! So let Tunisia and Egypt learn from us and make some small ammendments. They will be far away from us in Democracy.