“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, September 24, 2014

Hague court opens probe in Central African Republic

Various factions in the Central African Republic's conflict are facing a probe by the International Criminal Court. Hague-based prosecutors say they're examining allegations of murder, rape and child soldier recruitment.

Deutsche Welle, 24 Sep 2014

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (pictured) said her team was examining an "endless list" of atrocities committed since the Central African Republic (CAR) slid into chaos early last year.

The prosecution's statement did not name suspects, but said there was clear evidence that mainly Muslim Seleka rebels had targeted non-Muslim civilians, since early 2013.

And mainly Christian majority forces appeared to have systematically targeted Muslims.
"I cannot ignore these alleged crimes," said Bensouda, who was formerly a senior prosecutor in her home country of Gambia.

She said there was a "reasonable basis to believe that both the Seleka and the anti-bakaja [anti machete] groups have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes."

These included murder, rape, forced displacement, persecution and using child soldiers, she said.

Violence persistent

The landlocked Central African Republic and its population of 4.6 million was plunged into conflict after a coup in March 2013 by Seleka.

The group overthrew president Francois Bozize and installed its own appointee, Michel Djotodia.

Last January, foreign leaders persuaded Djotodia to step down after widespread atrocities.
Violence has continued even though President Catherine Samba-Panza appointed a senior Seleka leader, Mahamat Kamoun, as the country's prime minister in August to head a broad coalition including representatives from rival armed groups.

Further measures

A new UN mission has taken charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic. It includes troops from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Morocco alongside African soldiers.

The 7,600-strong UN force known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, takes over from MISCA, a smaller Security Council-mandated African deployment that has been stationed in the country since December, alongside 2,000 French soldiers.

In a separate investigation, the ICC is already trying former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba on charges of crimes against humanity. Forces under his command invaded CAR in 2002 and allegedly committed rape, murder and pillaging.

The ICC currently has eight investigations open, all of them in Africa.

ipj/mkg (Reutres, AP, AFP)

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