“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.

Friday, November 22, 2013

China to pour US$1 trillion into African investments

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-11-22

China-Africa Cooperation held the 4th Round Table Meeting in Hainan,
Nov. 20. (Photo/CNS)

The Chinese government and state-run banks will offer loans of up to US$1 trillion to Africa until 2025 as the continent emerges as China's newest top destination for investment, according to an analyst with the state-owned Export-Import Bank of China.

At a recent conference in Hong Kong on investments in Africa, Zhao Changhui said his bank would provide between 70% and 80% of the US$1 trillion in loans to Africa.

"For many enterprises in China, Africa is poised to become China's top overseas destination for commercial activities and investments over the next two decades," Zhao stated.

"With US$3.5 trillion in foreign reserves, China should not only buy US debt but should inject its funds into other overseas investments," Zhao said.

The analyst said his bank is seeking cooperation with Africa's infrastructure projects, including transnational highways, railways and airports. He estimated work on a railway network linking various states in Africa would cost US$500 billion.

Jeff Gable, head of the unit of non-equity research in Africa for Barclays Africa Group, hinted at an area that investors might be interested in examining, saying there is a huge need for the electrification of the railway in Africa. The infrastructure is far from complete in Africa, he remarked.

Another area that might draw funding from the Chinese government is the agriculture sector, according to Zhao.

With fertile lands on the African continent, Zhao said he believed cooperation between China and Africa on agriculture may help alleviate starvation in the continent over the next 10 to 15 years.

This view was echoed by Gable, who pointed out that Africa has the potential to grow into a leading global exporter of grains in the next 20 years, with output likely to climb from US$280 billion to US$880 billion during the period.

According to media reports, China Machinery Engineering signed a deal with the government of Equatorial Guinea in October to develop electric grids in the central African state.

Under the agreement, inked on Oct. 14, the Chinese company will build six new grids and expand existing grids in Equatorial Guinea for US$127 million, with construction expected to be completed in 21 months, according to the reports.

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