Saturday 18 October will forever be etched in the hearts of many Africans. A wave of uprisings swept Tunisia. What started of as an isolated incident in Tunisia became a watershed moment for 11 countries in the northern parts of the continent.
What sparked these demonstrations are the same things that are written in history books – the selfish abuse of power by the few at the expense of the powerless majority. While they were revolutions seeking to bring about much needed change and redress the situation, l am pondering on whether these uprisings were merely history repeating itself or they are a sign of a continent on the brink of a renaissance.