The Network of… troubled Arab leaders
January 26, 2011 4:39 by shafeer
You may not have noticed what with all the Egypt and Tunisia trouble, but there have also been protests in Sanaa, Yemen. Thousands of students, activists and opposition students have held protests at Sanaa University, demanding an end to the President’s reign.
Not only is Ali Abdullah Saleh the first president of unified Yemen, he also served as president of the northern Yemen Arab Republic for twelve years before the unification in 1990. Joining the army at the age of 16, Saleh played an active role in the 1962 revolution and also helped the military seize control in 1974. He came to power, when YAR President Ahmed Hussein al Ghasimi was assassinated in 1978.