“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, July 11, 2015

Donors pledge billions for Ebola recovery in West Africa

International donors have promised billions of dollars to help Ebola-hit countries in West Africa recover from the epidemic. More than 11,000 people have died since the virus broke out in late 2013.

Deutsche Welle, 11 July 2015

The new funds - a total of $3.4 billion (3 billion euros) - announced at a United Nations conference on Friday, are meant to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone rebuild their devastated economies and health systems.

"We consider this a very encouraging response," UN development chief Helen Clark told reporters at the end of the meeting. "This puts the recovery off to a very positive start."

Clark said the latest pledges brought the total amount allocated so far to Ebola recovery to more than $5 billion. Ahead of the conference, the leaders of the affected West African countries had appealed for $3.2 billion to finance their national recovery plans, as well as an additional $4 billion for a regional initiative.

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the gathering the money would enable the countries to revive their economies, restore their damaged social fabric and promote regional stability and world trade.

"We can and we must return to the progress of our pre-Ebola trauma," she said, adding that the world had "a great stake in how we together respond to this global threat."

Not out of the woods

The Ebola epidemic began in Guinea in December 2013, and soon spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Although the outbreak has largely been brought under control, the three countries are still recording around 30 new infections each week. Liberia was declared Ebola-free in May, but suffered a setback after new cases of the virus were discovered last month.

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma warned the UN conference that the threat from Ebola was still very real, and the risk would remain as long as health systems were crippled.

"The threat is never over until we rebuild the health sector Ebola demolished, until we rebuild the livelihoods in agriculture it compromised, until we shore up government revenues it dried up, and until we breathe life into the private sector it has suffocated," he said.

Among the new pledges were $745 million from the African Development Bank, $495 million from the European Union, $340 million from Britain, $266 million from the United States and $220 million from Germany.

nm/bk (Reuters, AFP, AP)

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