Thursday , February 22 2018

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A New Honour: The Image of King Jugurtha on New Coin in Tunisia


February 2, 2018 The Tunisian government published images and official release dates for the new coin that recognize Jugurtha, king of Numidia from 118 to 105, who struggled to free his North African kingdom from Roman rule, the new coin also include a map of his kingdom. according to a statement released by the government, the new coin has been released …

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European Parliament to Discuss Situation in Rif

European Parliament

AWN – January 2, 2018 Member of the European Parliament, Kati Piri, has taken to Facebook to announce that a major meeting will take place on February 28, in Brussels at the European Parliament. The agenda program, which will be announced soon, include a discussions about the situation in Morocco’s neglected Rif region, where outrage erupted since last year over the shocking death of …

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Hirak Rif Activists Nominated for Front Line Defenders Award


According to the National Human Rights Institutions in Morocco, the “Hirak” activists detained during the crackdown on the Hirak popular movement in the Rif region are nominated to receive the the “Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk”  prize awarded annually by the worldwide Irish organization “Front Line Defenders“. The annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights …

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Kabylia is Not a Minority But a Colonized Country, Says Kabyle PM at UN


Geneva: Kabyle Prime Ministe of the Provisional Government of Kabylia in Exile, aka “Anavad” Zidane Lafdal during his brief address to the 10th session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues in Geneva on Saturday, highlighted the persistent human rights violations in Kabyle region by the Algerian regime. The premier made it clear that Kabylia region “is not a minority but …

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Tuareg Poet Mahmoudan Hawad Wins Argana International Poetry Award 2017


Tuareg poet Mahmoudan Hawad won the international Argana poetry award 2017, granted by Morocco’s Bayt Achiir (House of Poetry). Hawad is an Amazigh poet, painter and author born in the Aïr region of Niger known for the method he calls” furigraphy” to create space in his poetry and to illuminate certain themes. Common themes of his work include thirst, movement, wandering, …

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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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