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Harvard Journal: Hicham Alaoui Discussing Current Trends in North Africa Including the Rif Crisis

Hicham Alaoui

Hicham Alaoui , Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Weather head Center for International Affairs, sits down with Anna Boots, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal for Middle East Politics and Policy, to discuss current trends in North African politics, including Tunisia’s nascent democracy, North Africa’s unique position in the Middle East region, and ongoing protests in Morocco’s Rif region. Prince Hicham Alloaui …

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Celebrate North African Amazigh New Year in Boston

North African Amazigh

Following a successful event last year, The Amazigh cultural network in America (ACNA)  in collaboration with Kabyle community of New England are organizing another annual celebration for the North African Amazigh new year ‘Yennayer 2968’, — marks the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by Amazigh people throughout North Africa — on Saturday, January 13, …

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Tuareg Poet Mahmoudan Hawad Wins Argana International Poetry Award 2017

Hawad

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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ASC-Libya Releases Statement on Racial Remarks Made by Libyan Officials

Amazigh Supreme Council

In reference of the observations of the Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) of recent racist statements of individuals considering themselves in position of authority in Libya, and the reiteration of those statements by several officials representing institutions auto-proclaiming legitimacy in the state; to a level where some of them are warning that Libya is “under a threat of becoming an African …

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Amnesty: Morocco Must Release Protesters, Activists and Journalists Detained over Rif Protests

amnesty

Amnesty International has today voiced serious concern about the situation of “prisoners of conscience” in Morocco and urged the Moroccan authorities to immediately release more than 400 of detained over protests in Morocco’s neglected Rif region. “The crackdown on Rif protesters in recent months has been relentless. The authorities must free Nasser Zefzafi and others detained for protesting peacefully or covering …

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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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Commemorating The Battle of El Herri

El Herri

The Battle of El Herri (also known as Elhri) was fought between France and the Amazigh Zaian Confederation on 13 November 1914. It took place at the small settlement of El Herri, near Khénifra in the French protectorate in Morocco. The battle was part of the Zaian War, in which the confederation of tribes sought to oppose continued French expansion …

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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 www.azawad.radio.net. or their Facebook page. …

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New Publication | Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems

Amazigh Poetry

An e-book titled “Modern Amazigh Poetry: Selected Poems”, translated from Amazigh (berber) language to English by Mustapha Akhoullou, has been published and is now available at Amazon.  The book was written originally by Mohamed Ouagrar and it consists of selected poems that Mustapha translated from Amazigh (Berber) language to English. Mohamed Ouagrar is a distinguished Amazigh poet in Morocco. His …

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