(Hello in Tunisian and Egyptian Arabic, respectively!)
Currently, halfway around the world, thousands of men and women are cheering with ecstasy, erupting into shouts of "God is Great," after learning that both they and their country are free. After 18 days of protesting for their President's resignation in the streets, the citizens of Egypt were beyond happy to learn that Mubarak, the former President of Egypt, is stepping down from his role of power.
Today, Hosni Mubarak ended his 30 years autocratic reign of Egypt, after resigning from his post and ceding all his power to the military. Mubarak, who is 82 years old, assumed Presidency of Egypt in 1981, in the wake of President Anwar El Sadat of Egypt's assassination. Born in Kafr-El-Meselha in 1928, he joined the Egyptian army shortly after high school and ultimately was promoted to Egyptian Deputy Minister of Defence in 1972. Appointed to the role of Vice President in 1975 by Sadat, Mubarak was forced to become the country's president when Sadat was murdered. In his first presidential speech to Egypt, the new president of Egypt promised "not to commit myself to what I cannot implement, hide the truth from the people, or be lenient with corruption and disorder."