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The Kahina: The Female Face of Berber History

By Cynthia Becker, November 2, 2015,  In the seventh century CE, an Arab army swept across North Africa with the goal of conquest, only to be defeated by a female warrior who led the resistance against their military advances. Commonly referred to as the “Kahina,” meaning “seer” in Arabic, this brave and defiant woman belonged to a Judaized Berber tribe …

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New Amazigh-Japanese Dictionary

After a several months of serious work,, The University of Tokyo has just released a new Amazigh – Japanese dictionary for the study of Amazigh Language . While Tamazight language  is spoken widely in the North Africa, only few resources exist for those who wish to study the language. The new dictionary will aid Japanese learners with building vocabulary and better understand the Amazigh …

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UN , Morocco calls for self-determination of the Kabyle people in Algeria.

New York (AWN) | Morocco’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York,  Mr Abderrazzak Laassel, raised the topic of the Kabyle people’s rights to self-determination for the first time at the UN during the 70th Anniversary of the UN. The second representative of the Moroccan delegation made a sensational statement to defend the right to self-determination of the Amazigh people of …

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New Amazigh political party formed in Niger

Niger (AWN) | A new political party aimed at advancing the development of Touareg (Amazigh) communities at ward level has been formed in Niger in West Africa. The new party will bring together leaders of different Amazigh Associations as well as Amazigh activists to enforce their demands calling for the respect of Touareg (Amazigh) cultural and language rights.  

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U.N. Urges Morocco to speed up the process of Amazigh Rights Demands

Geneva (AWN) | Following the proposal of  Amazigh organizations and human right activists, The United Nations urges the Moroccan state on Tuesday to speed up its process for Officialize Tamazight language based on Article 5 of the Moroccan Constitution. The UN also demanded the Moroccan state to offer Tamazight education in elementary school, high schools, and colleges and increase the use of Tamazight …

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27% of Moroccans Speak Tamazight, According to HPC

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Rabat (AWN) | Ahmed EL Hlimi Al Alami, chairman of Morocco’s High Commission for Planning (HPC), announced yesterday that 89,8 % of Moroccans speak Darija, 96% of which live in cities and 80,2 % in the countryside. The report revealed also that only 27% of Moroccans Speak Tamazight of which 14% speak Tachlhit, 7,6% Tamazight and 4,1% Tarifit. The statistics indicates that Tamazight …

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Video – The First-Ever Raising of Kabyle’s Flag at the U.N –

AWN-NEW YORK, Oct. 10 | The Kabyle flag was raised Saturday, Oct 10th for the first time at the United Nations, despite condemnation from Algerian Regime, The ceremony came shortly after a brief speech of The President of the Provisional Government of Kabylia (ANAVAD), Mr. Ferhat Mehenni in front of a large crowd of Kabyle Community in USA and Canada who came …

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Amazigh Achour Still Unbeaten

Amazigh Achour, AKA Amazigh. Champion of France in medium weight for 7 times, out boxes solid Yesterday his Spanish opponent Jose Yebes to extend his current unbeaten run to 7 fights. The local boxer started strongly and kept control of the fight although Yebes had a measure of success in the middle rounds. Achour paced the fight well and was …

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Rare Video: Rif War as you have never seen it!

Pathé News has released a rare black & white footage of the Rif war showing French Colony pushing a continuous flow of supplies and reinforcements in captured posts as their troops advanced. The footage shows also Iriffien prisoners heavily shackled in cast iron chains around thier ankles and necks made walking or turn around very difficult but the savage French guards pushed them …

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Agadir to Hold the 9th Edition of Issni n Ourgh

In partnership with the local municipality and Royal institute for Amazigh culture (IRCAM) the Issni n Ourgh Association is organizing the ninth International Amazigh Film Festival from November 12 to 18 in Agadir. This year’s festival celebrates human rights through the filmography of director and producer Mylène Soloy along with Six long films, nineteen short films, and ten documentaries along with ten foreign films are …

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