“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, December 6, 2013

French Army Launches C. Africa Operation as Massacre Fears Loom

Jakarta Globe – AFP, December 6, 2013

French troops patrol in an armored vehicle in Bangui, Central African
Republic on December 6, 2013. (Reuters/Emmanuel Braun)

French soldiers patrolled the Central African Republic’s capital on Friday after the United Nations gave the green light for foreign troops to restore security following a new bloodbath that left dozens of bodies strewn in the streets.

Two warplanes overflew Bangui, but otherwise an eerie quiet reigned in the capital as the French operation got under way, a day after more than 120 people were killed in the city — many clubbed or hacked to death in violence that erupted amid international warnings that the country risked sectarian massacres.

The CAR has descended into chaos since a motley coalition of rebel fighters known as Seleka overthrew the government in March and installed their own chief, Michel Djotodia, as president — the first Muslim leader of the majority Christian country.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the goal of the mission, which got the unanimous blessing of the 15-member UN Security Council on Thursday, was to provide “a minimum of security to allow for a humanitarian intervention to be put in place.”

The operation in the former French colony will include “securing roads and main routes to allow people to be able to at least go to the hospital,” he said.

“France is there for a short time,” he told French radio RFI. President Francois Hollande’s government has previously said it expects the operation to last four to six months.

‘Doctors desperate to get to hospitals’

“Bangui is effectively in shutdown,” said Christian Mukosa, Amnesty International’s CAR expert who is currently in the city, where Djotodia has extended a curfew by four hours from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 am.

“Doctors are telling us that they are desperate to get to the hospitals to reach people in need of life-saving surgery, but they cannot do so, due to the insecurity that has swept the city,” Mukosa said in a statement.

France has begun deploying an additional 600 troops, doubling the force it already had in and around the capital of a nation prone to chronic instability and violence.

French light trucks and armoured vehicles patrolled Bangui’s streets, otherwise deserted on a cloudy, rainy day. Troops from African military force MISCA, which the French mission is meant to bolster, where also posted around the city.

Residents in several neighbourhoods spoke of hearing sporadic gunfire from automatic weapons overnight.

“We don’t know why they were firing,” a resident of the Ben Zvi neighbourhood told AFP.

There were no immediate reports of casualties after a tense night under curfew.

The French defence minister said a company — about 150 soldiers in the French army — had arrived Thursday night and that a detachment of helicopters would arrive Friday.

Ivory Coast, another former French colony, welcomed the French operation.

“A people is in danger. I think it even took too long,” Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara told French newspaper Le Figaro.

“When there’s an emergency, it’s good for France to intervene. But afterwards, it’s up to African countries to take charge of their own security, with UN help.”

After a night of brutal Christian-Muslim fighting Wednesday and early Thursday, AFP reporters in Bangui counted 54 corpses gathered in a mosque in the PK5 area of the capital. Another 25 bodies lined surrounding streets.

Local men outside the mosque voiced fury over the previous night’s events while brandishing machetes.

“They knew these were Muslim houses,” one said. Another added: “It’s a war they want.”

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported at least 50 dead and scores more injured in one hospital alone as a result of the clashes. It has not yet been possible to establish a definitive death toll.

Agence France-Presse

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