“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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sierra Leone re-elects Ernest Bai Koroma as president

Capital of war-scarred country Freetown erupts in drumming and celebration after president beats eight challengers

The Guardian, Associated Press in Freetown, Saturday 24 November 2012

A supporter of the ruling All People's Congress celebrates the election result
in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photograph: Tommy Trenchard/AP

Sierra Leone's incumbent president was re-elected and sworn in on Friday night by the country's chief justice as Freetown, the capital of the war-scarred country, erupted in drumming and celebration. Ernest Bai Koroma won 58.7% of the vote.

His closest rival, the opposition leader and retired brigadier general Julius Maada Bio, came in second with 37.4%, according to the results announced by the National Electoral Commission chairwoman, Christiana Thorpe.

A total of eight challengers attempted to unseat Koroma in the election on 17 November, the third presidential poll since the end of Sierra Leone's horrific civil war in 2002. The 11-year war, which was dramatised in Blood Diamond, the 2006 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, left tens of thousands dead and wrecked the country's economy.

Rebels were known for hacking off the arms of their victims, asking them if they preferred "short sleeves" or "long sleeves", and the country is dotted with visual reminders of the war, including a league of amputee soccer teams.

"The people have spoken and their collective will has prevailed. This is a win for every Sierra Leonean," Koroma told the nation in his acceptance speech. "The time for politics is over ... This is the time for all of us to embrace each other.

"Let every All Peoples Congress member embrace every Sierra Leone Peoples party member," he said, naming his party and that of his main challenger.

The 59-year-old president was first elected in 2007 on a ticket of change, and says he has visibly improved the country's quality of life. His supporters point to newly paved roads and a government health care programme that has provided free medical treatment although there are serious concerns about its sustainability.

But his opponents argue that not enough progress has been made in the decade since the end of the war, drawing attention to Sierra Leone's dismal statistics, which include one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world.

Thorpe announced that anyone who contested the results had seven days to appeal to the country's supreme court.

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