Thursday , November 23 2017

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Malika Mezzane Released From Jail After 2 Months

Malika Mezzane

Rabat, Nov 17, 2017  Malika Mezzane whose 2-month sentence for criminal threat and discrimination against Arabs in a video she published on social media, sparked a national outcry, was released from jail Friday morning after serving two-month sentence. Malika Mezzane is an Amazigh secular poet and human right activist, known for her intrepid writings and her unconditional support for Kurdistan and it’s referendum.

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Commemorating The Battle of El Herri

El Herri

The Battle of El Herri (also known as Elhri) was fought between France and the Amazigh Zaian Confederation on 13 November 1914. It took place at the small settlement of El Herri, near Khénifra in the French protectorate in Morocco. The battle was part of the Zaian War, in which the confederation of tribes sought to oppose continued French expansion …

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Azawad International Radio launched officially

Radio Azawad

Azawad International Radio (RAI), a new public radio station broadcasting from the Mali, launched last October with the goal of providing the Tuareg community a targeted radio that provide informative, educational news and talk programmes as well as North African Amazigh music. For more information on Azawad International Radio to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.azawad.radio.net. or their Facebook page. …

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New Publication | Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems

Amazigh Poetry

An e-book titled “Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems”, translated from Amazigh (berber) language to English by Mustapha Akhoullou, has been published and is now available at Amazon.  The book was written originally by Mohamed Ouagrar and it consists of selected poems that Mustapha translated from Amazigh (Berber) language to English. Mohamed Ouagrar is a distinguished Amazigh poet in Morocco. His …

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Indigenous North Africans: Imazighen

Imazighen

By Amina Elmansouri North Africa, including Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan; are often referred to as part of the Arab world, or as Arabic countries. Although many of these countries have been, “Arabised,” since the Arab/islamic conquests in 632AD, the native people of North Africa are not at all Arabic. The indigenous people of North Africa are called the …

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Thousands Pack Rotterdam to Mark 1st Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Death

Rotterdam

Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands, earlier today, to commemorate the first anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s tragic death, crushed to death in a garbage truck on October 28th 2016, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. The incident sparked a wave of demonstrations in Morocco’s neglected Rif …

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UN Committee Against Torture to Investigate Reports of Torture in Morocco

Torture

The United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) is due to conduct a special investigation visit to Morocco from October 22 to 28, to assess closely its international and domestic law torture prohibition obligations, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights website. The investigation is in light of information it has received about claims of torture and other mistreatment made by detained …

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