World in awe of Egypt
By Khanyisa Tabata
12 February 2011
The worlds stands in admiration of the fact that 18 days of protests in Egypt has brought down one man’s 30 year long military rule. Eighty-two-year-old Hosni Mubarak bowed out yesterday, sparking jubilation across Egypt and the entire Arab world.
The army plans to suspend parliament and dismiss the cabinet. The head of the Constitutional Court will join the military council in a temporary leadership role.
Mubarak, a former air force commander, left without comment for his home at the Red Sea. Meanwhile, thousands of people are cleaning up Tahrir Square, where most of the protests happened. Soldiers removed some of the barricades surrounding the square.
US president Barack Obama has praised the Egyptian revolution. He says Egyyptians have made it clear nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day. He says it was a moral force of nonviolence