“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.

Monday, November 18, 2013

South African leader opens Nelson Mandela Center

Deutsche Welle, 18 November 2013

In Johannesburg, South African President Jacob Zuma has opened the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory and a permanent exhibition on the life of South Africa's anti-apartheid hero and first black president.

The center contains archive material on Mandela's life from childhood until the present. There are also photos and other artifacts that Mandela cherishes and other memorabilia.

Visitors to the center will be able to see letters he wrote to his family and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) leaders while he was in prison, as well as pictures and documentaries made about him.

Accolades and trophies won by Mandela during his 67 years of fighting for human rights and dignity are also part of the exhibition.

South African President Jacob Zuma said the center which is situated in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton, not far away from Mandela’s home, will no doubt attract a lot of visitors.

The center showcases pictures of Mandela
during his struggle against apartheid
"Housed at this center are some of the most important heritage resources that chronicle the life and times of the founder father of our democratic nation and our icon Tata Nelson Mandela. They are our nation’s treasures and they indeed need to be preserved," Zuma said.

Sello Hatang, Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory said the center was an interactive archive and a venue for dialogue.

“One of the things that he (Mandela) asked us to do was not to turn it into mausoleum. We are hoping that it will be a place that is lively and where people have a conversation and be able to access the legacy, as it were," he said.

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, hailed the launch saying the world would have full access and be able to learn more about Mandela's legacy.

“The most important thing for us as a family is to see that my grandfather's legacy and his works are preserved for the public to be able to engage with the material that is housed in the archives,” said Mandla Mandela.

Mandela's health remains critical

In its first update on his health since September, the South African government said Nelson Mandela remained in a "stable but critical" condition, but "continues to respond to treatment".

According to a statement issued after President Jacob Zuma visited the anti-apartheid icon at his home on Monday, "the health of the former President remains much the same."

The government has refused to give details about his condition, citing the need for privacy, but said "he continues to recover".

The famous wall at the hospital in Pretoria
 where Mandela once received treatment
 carrying 'get well messages'
Debora Patta, an investigative television producer and anchor told DW, the flow of information from the government has never been good. "The reflex from the South African government has been always to conceal even when there's nothing to conceal," she said.

However, she added that the reason there had been little update on Mandela's health, was that his condition has not changed since he was discharged from hospital on September 1 to receive intensive care at home, after nearly three months in hospital for a lung infection.

“Essentially there is nothing to say, his home has been turned into an intensive care unit, doctors are working round the clock,” said Patta,” the former president is really receiving top medical care, but he has not spoken for a very long time.”

Family comments on Mandela's health

Mandela's oldest grandson, Mandla Mandela, who visited the former statesman on Sunday, said he found him in a "good state".

"He is still progressing steadily but very much under a critical condition," Mandla Mandela told reporters.

Mandela's former wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, told a local newspaper that he remains "quite ill" and was unable to speak because of tubes being used to clear his lungs of liquid. He was using facial expressions to communicate, Madikizela-Mandela added.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is under the care of 22 doctors. While his pneumonia has cleared, his lungs remain sensitive, she said, adding that it was "difficult for him".

 Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla
 Mandela Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla
 is optimistic that the new center will nurture
his grandfather's legacy
"He remains very sensitive to any germs, so he has to be kept literally sterile. The bedroom there is like an ICU (intensive care unit) ward," she told the Sunday Times."He remains quite ill, but thank God the doctors were able to pull him through from that (last) infection."

His lung problems date back to his time in jail when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Mandela, who spent 27 years in apartheid jails before becoming South Africa's first black leader, has faced several health scares.

His most recent 86-day hospital stay was his longest since he walked free from prison in 1990.

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