Tuesday , August 22 2017

Amazigh History

Remembering the Battle of Annual

Annual

This Month marks the 94th anniversary of the Battle of Annual, or in what became known in Spain as the disaster of Annual settlement . where the forces of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi destroyed the 20,000 strong Spanish army of General. Silvestre, on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern of Rif, (about 50km west of Nador) While it would …

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To the Memory of Abbas Messaadi: Sixty One Years After His Assassination

June 27th marks the 61 years anniversary of the assassination of Abbas Messaadi, Amazigh leader and one of the founding members of the Moroccan Army of Liberation before his controversial assassination in June 1956 that would ultimately trigger the 1957 Rif Revolt.Abbas was running a military camp in Aknoul and was assassinated in Fes in June 1956 allegedly by Karim …

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Nineteen Years Since his Murder, Matoub Lounes’s Spirit Still Looms Large

Matoub Lounes

Today we mark 19 years since the assassination of Matoub Lounes (June 25th, 1998). The Amazigh World News would like to take this opportunity to honor the man who loved his land, people and identity enough to sacrifice himself for it. We also would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our own commitment to the ideals we share with …

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Chicago Tribune 1953: Hopes For Rif Freedom Live in Abd EL Krim

Rif

Article by Larry Rue from the Chicago Tribune (June 21, 1953) Tribune Writer Talks with Exile in Egypt   CAIRO, Egypt, June 20-One night I met a handsome, young lieutenant in the roof garden of the Semiramis hotel. When I heard his name, I asked, “Any relation to Abd el Krim, the great Riffian leader?” “Yes, he is my father.” …

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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Muhand Amezyan

Muhand Amezyan

Today we commemorate the 105th death Anniversary and Martyrdom of Mohamed Amezyan or Sherif Muhand Amezyan (1859-1912) who was one of the first leader of Rif resistance against the Spanish occupation of Northern Morocco, His operations and wars took place in the Eastern Rif region especially in the current Nador province and the region of Selwan. Muhand Amzyan was killed …

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36 Years Later, Still No Sign Of Boujamaa Habbaz

Boujamaa Habbaz

By Zouhir Az, April 21, 2017 On 19 April, 1981, Boujamaa Habbaz, Amazigh activist, linguistics professor and co-founder of the Moroccan Research and Cultural Exchange Association (AMREC), left his house in the morning and never came back. He disappeared very mysteriously without a single trace. Boujamaa Habbaz was born in Botazolt village near Ouarzazate in southeast Morocco, where his father was a mine worker. There, …

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Amazigh Spring Timeline of Important Dates

Amazigh

Today April 20th, marks 37 years since the student and the Amazigh people of kabylia in Algeria were violently handled by the government forces in an effort to express their legitimate cultural demands. On April 1980, special forces stormed the Tizi Ouzou campuses and broke into the student dormitories many were beaten up while asleep hundreds were wounded and hundred others …

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Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Mouloud Feraoun’s Assassination

Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962). A prominent Amazigh writer from Kabyle whose real name is Aït Chaabane Mouloud Feraoun. Born on March 8th, 1913 in Tizi Hibel in Greater Kabylia. Although he was born to a poor peasant family, he managed to get through the French school system and to earn a diploma at the Bouzaréah School (Teacher’s College) in Algiers. After …

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Top Five Most Influential Amazigh In World History

Amazigh

By Zouhir Az, There are countless unsung heroes throughout history that are deserving of greater recognition and appreciation. Among these heroes we have chosen to shed light on five such remarkable Amazigh individual who have impacted the world. If you have suggestions for other notable Amazigh names, please let us know in the comments so we can do a follow-up post and we can continue to …

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Film : Saint Augustine of Hippo, The Greatest Amazigh Saint Of The Roman Empire

Saint Augustine

‘Saint Augustine : The Decline of the Roman Empire’ uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of Augustine of Hippo also known as St. Augustine or St. Austin,— one of the most remarkable Amazigh-Berber leaders and thinkers of late Christian Rome who was born in 354 in Thagaste (present-day Souk Ahras, Algeria)—. The story is about one of the …

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