“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, July 17, 2015

Kenyan firms see US$235m in procurements with Chinese rail project

Want China Times, Xinhua 2015-07-17

A military unit inspects the Mombasa-Nairobi railway, January 2014. (File photo/

China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) has purchased US$235 million worth of goods and services from Kenyan manufacturers for the construction of a standard gauge railway (SGR), a Kenyan official said on Tuesday.

Cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development Adan Mohamed told a media briefing in Nairobi that the locally-sourced goods are part of the 40% minimum quota for Kenyan firms.

"Construction of the 487 kilometer railway has roped in 36 local subcontractors and 300 suppliers who are playing a key role in ensuring the project is completed by the end of 2017," Mohamed said during a meeting with representatives of Kenyan manufacturers.

Mohamed said that the project will be instrumental in increasing the quality of goods manufactured locally.

He added that when construction of the railway started, Kenya did not have the technology to produce the quality of cement required for SGR project and so the CRBC was forced to import 6,000 metric tons of cement.

"However, as a result of skills transfer, the local cement industry is now able to supply the CRBC with the cement," he said.

CRBC has employed 15,000 people in the US$3.8 billion railway project. Many employees are from coastal counties and more than 20% are women.

The jobs are expected to peak at 30,000 with 400 beneficiaries of the technology transfer. The company plans to transfer technical skills to 1.6% of the project workforce which will be reduced to 1.3% by the end of the venture.

Mohamed said that before construction of the SGR began, all stakeholders agreed on a list of equipments and goods that would be imported as they are not locally available in the country.

"However, we will review the list as Kenya attains the technology to produce more goods," he said.

According to the ministry of industrialization, the Chinese funded SGR is a very important project in the country as it will help to address the high cost of manufacturing.

The government intends to hold quarterly review of the local manufacturers input into the SGR.

Mohamed said this move will help to promote local producers as well as boost capacity for local production of quality supplies.

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