Tuesday , March 28 2017

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Amazigh Activist Kamel Eddine Fekhar Enters 65th Day of Hunger Strike

Kamel Eddine Fekhar

Fears are mounting for the health of Amazigh militant and human rights activist Kamel Eddine Fekhar  whose weight has dropped by a third since he started a hunger strike in jail 65 days ago. He has lost a third of his weight since he began refusing food to protest the unfair imprisonment and inhumane treatment by the pan-Arab Algerian regime , Representative of the …

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Kabyle People Form New Autonomy Movement In Tizi Ouzou

Kabyle People

Kabyle – AWN| In a recent statement released to multiple media outlets, the RPK’s coordinator Hamou Boumedine announced — at the conclusion of the convention held in the village of Arous, in Tizi Ouzou — the formation of a new political movement by the title of ‘Rassemblement Pour la Kabylie (RPK)’. in directly translated in English this would read the Assembly for Kabyle …

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Tunisian Amazighs Push to Institutionalize Language and Culture in Tunisia

By Houda Mzioudet, A number of Tunisian Amazigh scholars and activists met on Tuesday in the Center for Maghreb Studies in Tunis (CEMAT) to discuss ways of creating more visibility for the Amazigh language and culture on the social landscape of Tunisian society. The meeting was a milestone for the indigenous Berber community – the first ever Amazigh (Berber) Symposium since …

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High Atlas Mountains – Hundreds March For Miles In Protest Against Poverty And Social Exclusion

High Atlas

After decades of repression and marginalization, several hundred people including young kids and old women, have decided to march from their town of Anergui located in the high Atlas Mountains all the way to Beni Mellal city hall — walking about 60 miles through the cold mountainside roads — to protest against different forms of marginalization and social exclusion and to hold everyone in …

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British Researcher Forced to Leave Morocco After Expressing Sympathy with Rif Cause

Nasser Zafzafi.

Al Hoceima — Morocco forced Ms Khadija Chennoufi-Gilkes, a PhD Research Student in Socio-Linguistic Anthropologyto leave the country Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, the latest in a series of Moroccan government actions targeting foreign reporters and human rights activists for expressing sympathy with the ongoing popular movement in Al Hoceima. Khadija who ultimately decided to finish up her research project in Rif, in Northern Morocco about …

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DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs

Tunisia

Based on a genetic studies report conducted by National Geographic, only 4 % of tunisians are of Arab origin. This porcentage would probably be considerably less than 1 % in the south west of Tunisia where the majority of Amazigh are mainly located. The Arab identity of Egypt also fall down the drain, According to the same source, the Egyptian native’s genetic composition …

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Old Man Found Frozen to Death in Morocco’s Atlas Near M’rirt

M'rirt

A man in his fifties has been found tragically ‘frozen to death on Monday morning  inside his cottage in a remote village near M’rirt which has experienced very low temperatures and heavy snowfall in the last couple of weeks according to local online news site. M’rirt lies at an altitude of 826 meters in the heart of Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco around 30 kilometers (18 …

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Agadez adds Tifinagh to Street Signs

Agadez (AWN) | Tifinagh, the traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand, more and more as a means of preserving Amazigh—Tuareg identity, Some two-thirds of the estimated 1.5 million Tuareg living in Niger use their traditional language, Tamacheq, on a daily basis. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of …

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Thousands Expected To Attend Mouhcine Fikri’s 40th day Death Anniversary in Al Hoceima

Mouhcine Fikri

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit the streets of Al Hoceima this weekend for the 40th day of the tragic death anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri. Mouhcine Fikri, 31, a fish seller was reportedly crushed to death — on the evening of Friday Oct. 28 in the northern city of Al-Hoceima— by a compactor after he jumped into a garbage …

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Detained Amazigh Militants Starts Hunger Strike in Ghardaïa Prison

Ghardaïa

Ghardaïa | AWN – Detained Amazigh Militant and former head of the Human Rights League in the Ghardaïa province Kamel Eddine Fekhar began a hunger strike along with his comrade Kacem Soufghalem since 15-11-2016 at “El Menia prison” in Ghardaïa , to urge the Alegerian authorities to grant him an unconditionally release or else grant him a fair trial with …

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