“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 20, 2012

Ethiopia's Meles in 'stable' health, to take leave

AFP/Google, by Jenny Vaughan (AFP), 19 July 2012

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a key regional strongman in the volatile Horn of Africa, is in "stable" health but has been told to take some leave, a government spokesman said Thursday.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi
 pictured in Nairobi in March 2012 
(AFP/File, Simon Maina)
"He has been given the necessary medical treatment by his doctors, and at this point his health condition is very good and stable," Bereket Simon told journalists. "The issue of stepping down has not been raised."

However "doctors have advised him to take a certain leave of absence so that he could have rapid recuperation and recovery" and have advised him to "stay out of active government functions," the spokesman added.

He was unable to say how long the leave of absence would last but said "it will be not too long" and that "we are expecting him to be back in days."

The 57-year-old premier has not been seen in public since June and missed an African Union summit hosted in the Ethiopian capital last weekend, prompting speculation over the former Marxist rebel's health.

Benin's president and current AU chairman Thomas Boni Yayi said at the opening of the summit that the "unusual absence... cannot go unnoticed, because we know that Mr Meles is full of dynamism and leadership in our meetings."

Diplomatic sources told AFP in Brussels on Wednesday that Meles was in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

"He is in a critical state, his life is in danger," said one diplomat.

"He is in a critical state but is alive," said another.

Earlier this week Meles's wife, Azeb Mesfin, herself a lawmaker, declined to talk to reporters about her husband's health.

Bereket refused to discuss Meles' ailment other than to say: "It's not brain cancer, it's not whatever the detractors say.

"It's a recent phenomenon and we hope it will go away as soon as possible," he said, conceding that Meles could have been suffering from the undisclosed illness "for longer than we know."

Meles, who toppled the bloody dictatorship of Mengistu Haile Mariam in 1991, has said he will stand down at the end of his current term in 2015.

Bereket made no mention of who was running the country during Meles' absence.

Ethiopia's constitution does not provide any replacement procedure for the prime minister but stipulates that the deputy prime minister should "act on his behalf" if he is absent.

Hailemariam Deselgn, 47, who has been deputy prime minister and foreign minister since 2010, should therefore be running day-to-day affairs.

Bereket said the workload Meles has been shouldering was "enormous" and that the ruling party, formerly a rebel group headed by Meles, has been saying a "new batch of leaders should come so that they should receive the baton."

The Ethiopian prime minister is either hailed as a visionary or criticized for ruling the country with an iron fist. Under Meles Ethiopia has proved a key ally of the US in its fight against Islamists in the Horn of Africa.

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