“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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tanzania bans wildlife exports after animals stolen

BBC News, 18 August 2011

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Tanzania has banned wildlife exports after about 130 animals and birds - including giraffes and vultures - were smuggled out of the country.

The Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is
one of the largest fauna reserves in the world
The wildlife - worth $110,000 (£66,700) - was flown out in a cargo plane from Tanzania's second airport last year.

Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said the ban would stay in place until investigations into the theft ended.

The ban would affect businesses licensed to sell animals to zoos around the world, correspondents say.

'Crime syndicate'

Police said the animals and birds were flown out in a Qatari-registered plane from Tanzania's second airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, which styles itself as "the gateway to Africa's wildlife heritage".

The stolen wildlife included four giraffes, 68 gazelles, two impalas, four ground hornbills and two lappet-faced vultures, police said.

The BBC's Tulanana Bohela in Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam says the theft took place last year, but police began investigating only a few months ago following an expose by the country's Guardian newspaper.

The opposition has been pushing for prosecutions, alleging a crime syndicate - including government officials and businessmen - was involved in the theft, our reporter says.

After MPs questioned him in parliament over the theft, Mr Pinda announced a ban on all exports of wildlife.

He said it would stay in place until the investigation was concluded and a review done into whether wildlife exports benefited Tanzania.

Our correspondent says Mr Pinda appeared to be trying to appease the public, which has been angered by the theft.

Many people suspect such crimes take place often, but rarely come to light, she says.

They support the ban, believing Tanzania should look after its animals, but it is likely to be opposed by the private sector as it will affect about 180 companies licensed to export wildlife, our reporter says.

They sell animals to zoos in the US, Europe and Asia.

Tanzania has some of the world's biggest game parks, including Serengeti and Selous, which are popular with tourists.

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