“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 9, 2011

EU calls for calm as Kabila is declared winner of DR Congo elections

Deutsche Welle, 9 Dec 2011 

Kibila has won another five-year
presidential term
The EU has called for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo after President Joseph Kabila was named winner of the disputed election. The main opposition leader has rejected the result and declared himself president.

European Union chief diplomat, Catherine Aston, appealed for calm on Friday after the long-awaited presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo were announced.

Incumbent President Joseph Kabila was declared the winner of the November 28 election, defeating the main opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi. Results released by the election commission revealed Kabila won with 49 percent of the 18.14 million votes cast, while his rival had 32 percent.

Tshisekedi immediately rejected Kabila's victory and declared himself the newly-elected leader.

"I consider these results a real provocation of the Congolese people," he said in an interview on RFI radio. "As a consequence, I consider myself, from today, the elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo."           

Amid fears of civil unrest, Ashton urged security forces and politicians to foster a "calm atmosphere" in a "crucial time for the future of the DRC." She also requested that any challenges to the vote should be carried out through legal channels.

Renewed violence

Clashes with security forces have already broken out in the pro-opposition capital Kinshasa as well as reports of shooting, a UN source claimed on Friday, after Tshisekedi supporters set fire to tires, covering the city in columns of black smoke. Riot police were pre-emptively deployed in the city 

Clashes were reported in the
capital Kinshasha
Anticipating violence, the chief of the DRC's election commission warned against renewed conflict in the war-scarred central African state.   

"(The results) are no reason to whip up the population against the established order to contest the results, or to settle scores," Daniel Ngoy Mulunda told officials and diplomats gathered to hear the results.

Human Rights Watch claims that 18 people had already been killed in election violence and more than 100 others wounded as opposition protesters took to the streets alleging the government was attempting to rig the vote. Most of the deaths were believed to have been caused by troops loyal to President Kabila.

The announcement of the election result was delayed several times following logistical problems and calls from international observers for more transparency. Despite expressing fears the election was marred by irregularities and disorganization, however, foreign commentators have stopped short of calling the election fraudulent.

The November 28 poll was just the second in the Democratic Republic of Congo since back-to-back wars from 1996 to 2003. The election results must now be approved by the country's Supreme Court.

Author: Charlotte Chelsom-Pill (AFP, AP, Reuters)
Editor: Andreas Illmer

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