Tuesday , 21 February 2017
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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Lounes Kheloui Dead at 66 of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lounes Kheloui

It is with great sadness that we learn the loss of another icon of the Kabylian Chaabi music, Lounes Kheloui at the age of 66 years old. Lounes -66 years old- suffered from severe breathing issues caused by lung disease known as pulmonary fibrosis In very late stages. According to Siwel. It’s indeed a huge loss for the Amazigh music community, not too mention ... Read More »

Protests Grow Tense Following Tragic Death of a Fish-Seller in Al Hoceima

Mouhcine fikri

Al Hoceima (AWN) | The accident happened around 11 p.m. Friday night near Al Hoceima primary courthouse, when a 31 years old Mouhcine Fikri, was killed after compacted several times inside a garbage truck. According to witnesses, the deceased was protesting against the authorities’ decision to seize his merchandise. Meanwhile, The photo that captured Mouhcine Fikri dead inside the garbage truck has sparked yet ... Read More »

Morocco: 10-Year-old Commits Suicide Over School Supplies

Morocco

A 10-year-old student, studying in the 5th grade committed suicide by hanging after his parents refused to buy him school supplies. Ahmed Aarab was found hanging at his home in a small village near the city of Ifrane, Morocco. Mother said he had demanded  to immediately buy him school supplies required to go back to school.. But they refused because they could not afford ... Read More »