Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is hosting the 30th Arab League summit [Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters]

Tunis, Tunisia  Eight years after chants of “the people want the fall of the regime” swept across North Africa and the Middle East, echoes of the same demand are making waves again in parts of the Arab region.

In Sudan, “Tasqut bas” (Just fall) has been the rallying cry after protests against the spiralling costs of living  in December escalated into ongoing rallies calling for long-time President Omar al-Bashir to step down.

And in Algeria, hundreds of thousands of have been shouting “No to Bouteflika” since late February after the country’s ailing president announced his bid to seek a fifth term at elections scheduled for April.

Bowing to the

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