“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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Obama appeals to Sudanese to end violence

Deutsche Welle, 21 April 2012

US President Obama has called on the governments in Khartoum and Juba to cease fighting and start negotiations. South Sudan has started withdrawing its troops from the disputed area.

US President Barack Obama has issued a videotaped statement calling for an end to fighting between Sudan and South Sudan. He called on South Sudan to withdraw its troops from the Heglig oilfield, which, as stated by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, is recognized as part of Sudan's territory.

"The government of South Sudan must end its support for armed groups inside Sudan and it must cease its military action across the border," Obama said in the message.

He also reiterated calls from Ban Ki-moon for Sudan to stop its air raids on South Sudanese territory.

"We know what needs to happen - the government of Sudan must stop its military actions, including aerial bombardments," Obama said.

"The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan must have the courage to return to the table and negotiate and resolve these issues peacefully."

Three-day withdrawal

Reacting to demands from the international community, South Sudan had started withdrawing its soldiers.

"Our troops are still withdrawing; it will take three days," Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin told news agency AFP on Saturday, adding, "We are responding to the request of the UN Security Council and others, as a member of the UN and the African Union."

Plans for the withdrawal were announced on Friday, with a spokesman for the South Sudanese military stressing that Juba was not giving up its claim to the oil field.

"It doesn't mean we are abandoning the area. If our territory is being occupied we will not wait for the international community," Colonel Philip Aguer said, adding that South Sudanese forces would "be there to react to any incursions and react if bombardment doesn't stop."

Worst violence since civil war

Border clashes escalated last week, with Khartoum targeting the south in airstrikes and Juba seizing the Heglig oil hub on April 10, sparking fears of an all-out war.

The recent spate of bloodshed is the first armed dispute since South Sudan succeeded from Sudan last year. It is also the worst violence the region has seen since the South won independence after a civil war that lasted from 1983 to 2005 and killed around 2 million people.

Since the fighting began, oil production at Heglig has been shut, and facilities there are leaking. The two governments accuse each other of damaging the infrastructure. Oil production at Heglig accounted for about half of the North's production.

sb/ncy (AFP, AP, dpa)
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