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Clean versus fossil fuel: A tale of Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe - 2 months ago, 10 Feb 22:12

Rose Hassan

Sudan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe are in a state of anarchy, albeit in their own different ways. And the thread that weaves the fabric of the uprisings is the most eternal ingredient of life: Energy.

It is said that the next wars will be fought because of water, but we are witness to revolutions triggered by energy.

In Sudan, protests over the raising of the price of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (about Sh20-Sh60) a loaf and fuel gave birth to calls for the overthrow of long-time President Omar al-Bashir.

Remember “Let them eat cake”, supposedly by the 17th-Century out-of-touch pampered ‘slay queen’ wife of King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette? It became the rallying cry template for revolutions and genesis of a new world order of democratic institutions — the French Revolution.

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