“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mugabe adamant about indigenization policy

Deutsche Welle, 18 Apr 2012

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has marked his country’s 32 years of independence by saying the policy of locals receiving a majority stake in foreign-owned firms is going ahead. Morgan Tsvangirai remains opposed.

Diverting from his usual fiery and long speeches, President Robert Mugabe marked Zimbabwe's 32 years of independence from the United Kingdom with a conciliatory address. 

But he did not backtrack on his indigenization policy which has split the country's three-year-old coalition government.

"The implementation of the indigenization and empowerment policy continues to gather momentum through the implementation of various programmes," Mugabe said at the event held at Harare's biggest stadium. 

Many Zimbabweans still live in
 poverty, despite promises from the
new government
Under the indigenization policy, all foreign-owned firms operating in Zimbabwe are called on to give up the majority of their shares to black Zimbabweans. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC party are totally opposed to the policy, saying it scares away investors.

Tsvangirai remains opposed

The day before Zimabwe's independence celebrations, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told journalists that he was against the idea of linking the anniversary celebrations with support for indigenization.

Tsvangirai argues that the indigenization policy is another ploy by Mugabe's Zanu-PF party to acquire wealth cheaply.

"There are people who want to perpetuate the old culture of looting and self-aggrandizement clad in the misleading name of indigenization," Tsvangirai said.

Indigenization is one of the many issues that Mugabe and Tsvangirai have disagreed on since the establishment of the country's fragile coalition government in 2009.

Elections likely this year 

Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai
(right) have headed a fragile coalition
since 2009
Also at the independence celebrations, Mugabe said he wanted to form a committee to draft a new constitution to expedite the process so that polls can be held this year.

Mugabe backtracked on his earlier plans to hold elections without a new constitution, as had been required by regional leaders. However, he did say he wanted elections to be peaceful.

The 88-year-old spoke for about 50 minutes, often faltering and slurring his speech at times.

Mugabe did not refer in his speech to reports about his alleged ailing health. He returned from Singapore last week, where he has been several times in recent months to receive medical treatment.

Author: Columbus Mavhunga, Harare / al
Editor: Susan Houlton

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