“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, December 7, 2013

African leaders meet in Paris as hundreds killed in Central African Republic

Deutsche Welle, 7 December 2013

The Red Cross has said hundreds of people have been killed in the Central African Republic. It comes after the UN authorized French troops to restore order and as African leaders meet in Paris to discuss the conflict.

France deployed around 1,000 troops on the ground in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Friday, joining hundreds of soldiers from other neighboring countries patrolling the streets in a bid to ease tensions.

But violent clashes and massacres since Thursday between Muslim and Christian militias have continued, claiming at least 281 lives, according to the Red Cross, which said its toll came from counting bodies in morgues and collecting more from the streets.

The head of the Red Cross in the country, Pastor Antoine Mbao Bogo, said the toll was expected to rise significantly when staff resumed work on Saturday.

"Tomorrow is going to be a monster of a day. We're going to work tomorrow and I think we're going to need a fourth day too," he said.

Thousands of residents have gathered at Bangui airport, where both the French army and an African force have bases, in an effort to find refuge from the fighting. The French army says that same area was the scene of a clash on Thursday between armed men and French troops, in which several Central African Republic fighters were killed.

The Central African Republic has seen months of unrest and violence since Seleka rebels toppled former president Francois Bozize in March and installed their own chief, Michel Djotodia, as president - the first Muslim leader of the majority Christian country. The Muslim-led uprising has led to tit-for-tat sectarian violence with the nation's Christian majority.

Djotodia is accused of failing to keep his predominantly Muslim militia under control, allowing them to prey upon the Christian population.

The UN estimates that 400,000 people have been displaced in the fighting, with 68,000 fleeing to neighboring countries. The Central African Republic is rich in gold, diamonds and uranium but it's been mired in crisis from decades of instability and spillover from conflicts in its larger neighbors.

On Thursday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution allowing French and African Union troops to use force if necessary to stabilize the country. Included in the resolution was a mandate for 3,600 additional African troops and for France to double its current deployment in the country to 1,200.

France's military deployment marks its second major African operation this year, following its invention in Mali to oust al Qaeda-linked rebels from the country's unruly north.

Central Africa security summit in Paris

The fighting and intervention comes as French president Francois Hollande hosts 40 African leaders and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a meeting on conflict in Central Africa. A separate mini-summit will be held on the sidelines on the Central African Republic.

On Friday, Hollande said there was an urgent need for the continent to create its own regional security force.

"Africa must be the master of its own destiny and that means mastering its own security," Hollande said.

Guinean president Alpha Conde called for the creation of an African version of NATO, saying France should not be relied upon to intervene.

"We are grateful to France but it's not normal that it's forced to intervene to save us, like a fireman, 50 years after independence," Conde told the Paris conference.

"What's happening in Bangui, coming so soon after Mali, should make us all reflect and I hope here that we will ... give ourselves the means to resolve conflicts in Africa."

jr/ccp (AFP, Reuters, AP)
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