“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, November 10, 2014

Police probe S. Africa president over home spending

Yahoo – AFP, Kristen Van Schie, 10 Nov 2014

South African President Jacob Zuma has insisted that he had no knowledge
 of the work on his home, including the construction of a swimming pool, private
clinic and amphitheatre (AFP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal)

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African police are investigating President Jacob Zuma over a $23 million taxpayer-funded refurbishment at his rural homestead, according to parliamentary papers.

In a written response to lawmakers published Monday, police confirmed that an investigation into spending at the property "has been initiated".

Zuma, who was reelected in May, has insisted that he had no knowledge of the work, including the construction of a swimming pool, private clinic and amphitheatre.

File photo shows a general view of 
South African President Jacob Zuma's 
private Nkandla estate in his home 
state of KwaZulu-Natal on October 21,
 2012 (AFP Photo)
His government insists all the refurbishments at the homestead in Nkandla in the southeastern province of KwaZulu Natal were security related.

The issue has become a lightning rod for criticism of Zuma's administration, which is seen by many South Africans as tolerant of corruption and incompetence.

Opposition leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance laid the corruption charges against Zuma in March.

The move came after public ombudsman Thuli Madonsela ruled that Zuma had "benefited unduly" from the construction, ordering him to pay part of the cost.

At the time, Maimane said: "There can be no doubt that this Nkandla palace was built on corruption by the president for the president with our money."

He and other opposition politicians have repeatedly called for Zuma to resign.

Monday's confirmation of the investigation came with few details.

"The investigation in this regard has been initiated and no further information can be disclosed at this juncture as the matter is still sub judice," Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said in a written statement to parliament.

"Suffice to say that all processes have been followed."

Maimane said on Monday: "Now the police must do their jobs."

Police spokesman Solomon Makgale told AFP that investigations into the matter were still "at a very early stage".

The president's spokesman refused to comment.

Zuma has faced both political and public wrath over the excessive spending, in a country battling rampant unemployment and inequality.

When he appeared before parliament in August, opposition parties chanted "pay back the money" repeatedly until riot police were called in.

Zuma has not returned to parliament since -- provoking even more criticism from lawmakers, who last week demanded to know when the president would reappear.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to the calls, saying: "For as long as the type of behaviour that one is getting from members of the parties in opposition persists, we will not have a good relationship between parliament and the executive."

This is not the first time Zuma has faced criminal charges.

In 2009, 700 charges of corruption relating to a controversial multi-billion dollar arms deal were dropped against Zuma, although a wider judicial inquiry has been opened.

There have since been repeated attempts by the opposition to have them reinstated.

In 2006, Zuma was acquitted of raping a 31-year-old HIV positive woman at his home.

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