Zedekiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar, the king
of Babylon. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar
sent troops against Jerusalem. The siege lasted for nineteen months and the
resultant famine forced the king to attempt to escape from the doomed city by
night. He was overtaken, captured and sentenced. His sons were executed before
his very eyes and was blinded and taken in fetters to Babylon. Later, Nebusaradan
(the captain of the body guard or a servant of the king of Babylon) came to
Jerusalem with instruction to destroy the city. He burnt the temple, the king’s
house and every great house. The wall round Jerusalem was also broken down.
Many more Israelites were taken to Babylon leaving only the poorest of the land
to be vine dressers and ploughmen. The last traces of the splendour of Solomon
were also taken as booty to Babylon 
The causes of social unrest in Africa
today are: 
  • political instability (is) economic stagnation                 
  • social injustice 
  • suppression of truth
  • desire of a group to dominate others politically 
  • widening the gap between the
    rich and the poor 
  • religious fanaticism 
  • corruption and dishonesty