“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.

Monday, April 2, 2012

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali over coup

Deutsche Welle, 2 April 2012

Mali's neighbors have imposed sanctions on the country in response to a coup in which soldiers overthrew a democratically elected president. The diplomatic, financial and trade embargo was to go into effect immediately.

Leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc agreed to a complete embargo on Mali on Monday, closing borders to the landlocked country and freezing access to its account at the regional bank.

"All diplomatic, economic, financial measures and others are applicable from [Monday] and will not be lifted until the reestablishment of constitutional order," said Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, the chairman of ECOWAS, after an emergency meeting of the group in Dakar, Senegal.

Soldiers seized control of Mali on March 21, deposing President Amadou Toumai Toure. Their leader, Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, said he was motivated by the government's handling of an uprising by separatist Tuareg rebels in the country's north. The rebels are seeking independence for an area of Mali they refer to as Azawad.

Last-minute move

In a move likely meant to placate Mali's neighbors, Sanogo pledged on Sunday to set up a national convention to agree on a transitional government that would usher in free and fair elections and announced he would reinstate the country's 1992 constitution.

ECOWAS had given the renegade soldiers a 72-hour deadline to restore civilian rule in Mali or face sanctions or possible military intervention.

Meanwhile, Tuareg separatists and Islamists took control of the ancient city of Timbuktu over the weekend. The group, with their ranks and weaponry bolstered by fighters returning from last year's Libyan conflict, had also taken the regional capitals Kidal and Gao. None of the three settlements had fallen in previous rebellions.

One of the group's leader told Reuters on Monday that the rebels did not intend to push further south, saying they now aimed to consolidate control of the region.

ncy/acb (AFP, AP, Reuters, dpa)

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