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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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 or their Facebook page. …

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New Amazigh TV Channel Set to Launch in Montreal


A NEW Amazigh TV channel dedicated to serve the Kabyle and the Amazigh community in general of Canada and the United States is set for launch on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Montreal, Canada as announced earlier this week by TQ5 Media. More information can be found at

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Female Rif Activists Stage Sit-in Outside Morocco Consulate in Brussels

Rif Activists

Female Rif activists held a sit in outside the Morocco Consulate in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to protest against the repression in Rif region by Morocco government, and against the mass detention of several hundreds activists of the Rif protest movement “Hirak” from Al Hoceima and surrounding area as well as to stand in solidarity with all the detainees who …

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Call for Applications: UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples


The UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples has recently made a call to submit applications to attend the UPR working group 29th session and the Treaty Body sessions taking place between January to March 2018. The deadline for submission is 15 November 2017. For more information, please click here 

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Malika Mezzane Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

Malika Mezzane

The Amazigh poet and activist, Malika Mezzane, was sentenced today to spend two months in prison after she published a video on social media through which she threatened to decapitate and kill Arabs who refused to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds last month.

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Ferhat Mehenni Officially Demands UN for Self-Determination of Kabylia

Ferhat Mehenni

President of the Provisional Government of Kabylia, Ferhat Mehenni on Wednesday submitted an official memorandum to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) to demand the right to self-determination to build an independent Kabyle state in northern Algeria in their respective countries in accordance with UN charter (Article 1 and 2). Below is the statement of Mr Ferhat Mehenni right after leaving the UN building;

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