The exit of President Omar Al-Bashir ushered in what could be the new role of women in revolutionary movements, a trend that is unique in African continent.
After five months of deadly protests, President Omar Al-Bashir stepped down on Thursday, bringing to an abrupt end of Africa's strongman who was at the helm for 30 years.
But Alas Salah, a student at Khartoum university, stood out as one of the revolution leaders, having led night vigils and confrontation against the military.
“I wanted to get on the car and speak to the people,” according to a post on a Twitter account for Salah, 22, an engineering and architecture student at Sudan International University.
“We need international support, for people to be aware of what’s happening and to understand our demands.”
On her Twitter, which accumulated followers by Thursday, the 22-year-old revolutionary leader said African women have a role towards democratic reorganization of the continent.
“You cannot have a revolution without women. You cannot have democracy without women,” read the tweet.
“We believed we could, so we did.”Calling herself “very proud to take part in this revolution,” Salah said her life has been threatened since her picture and video went viral on social media.
The courageous lady on Thursday vowed to continue pushing for Change, insisting that the military Council was not fit to take over. On Friday, the military leader stepped down.
“I will not bow down. My voice can not be suppressed,” according to a tweet on her account, adding that she would hold Bashir responsible “if anything happens to me.”