“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.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Egypt agrees $36.2 billion in investment deals

Yahoo – AFP, Mona Salem, 15 March 2015

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (C) gestures as he gives a speech
 at the end of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress
 hall in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015 (AFP
 Photo/Khaled Desouki)

Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) - Egypt has agreed $36.2 billion (34.5 billion euros) in investment deals, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Sunday at the close of a three-day conference to kick start the economy.

The conference, which started with three Arab states pledging $12 billion in investments and aid, is seen by the government as a ringing endorsement of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his fight against Islamist militants.

"Direct investment contracts that were signed are worth $36.2 billion," Mahlab announced at the end of the conference in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

He added that Egypt also undertook 18.6 billion in financed projects such as for a power plant that the country would repay.

Egypt also won $5.2 billion in loans from international institutions, he said.

"It is for us now to work and sweat," Mahlab said.

The deals include a record investment by British Petroleum and its Russian partner DEA of $12 billion in Egyptian gas fields on the West Nile Delta.

German conglomerate Siemens signed a four-billion-euro power deal with Egypt, a company spokesman said Saturday.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab speaks to the press at the Egypt 
Economic Development conference on March 13, 2015, in the Red Sea resort 
of Sharm el-Sheikh (AFP Photo/Khaled Desouki)

Egypt also announced it had signed memorandums of understanding with an United Arab Emirates company for the construction of a new administrative capital.

At a speech earlier on Sunday, an ebullient Sisi addressed a cheering audience at the conference, surrounded by a group of youths he had called up to the stage.

"Egypt needs no less than $200 or $300 billion for there to truly be hope for 90 million Egyptians," Sisi said.

He added that he wanted to host such a conference every year and invite other countries who are facing economic difficulties.

The beaming president also mentioned that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had invited him for a visit.

The remark underscored the acceptance he has won since overthrowing his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013, then winning an election amid a broad crackdown on the opposition.

Bulwark against jihadists

Morsi's overthrow by then army chief Sisi unleashed the deadliest crackdown on the opposition in Egypt in decades, and left thousands in prisons.

Militants have conducted an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula that killed scores of policemen and soldiers, and there have been regular small bombings in Cairo.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (C) gives a speech on stage on the last 
day of the Egypt economic development conference at the congress hall in the Red
Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 15, 2015 (AFP Photo/Khaled Desouki)

In Egypt, Sisi is popular among many who believe the country needs a tough leader, and he is staunchly backed by Gulf Arab states who despise Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement which has branches across the region.

Sisi has called for building a unified Arab force to fight the Islamic State group that has captured territory in Iraq and Syria, and which commands an affiliate in Egypt.

Cairo has already carried out air strikes against the jihadist group inside neighbouring Libya, where IS also appears to have gained a foothold.

Sisi, who has positioned himself as a bulwark against jihadists, had said investing in the Arab world's most populous country would help stabilise the entire region.

On the first day of the conference, attended by global political and business leaders, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $4 billion each in investment aid to Egypt.

Most of the funds will be invested in projects while $3 billion will be deposited in Egypt's Central Bank.

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