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Ahwash: Most Popular Dance of Amazigh Culture

Ahwash

Ahouach or Ahwash music and dance is known as the dance of the village among Amazigh people, Ahwach is a big part of the Amazigh culture in Atlas and the Souss region of Morocco. This Amazigh ancient art incorporates the dance, poetry, songs with shifting rhythms, with rates that vary during the delivery and varying versions from one tribe to …

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Anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri’s Tragic Death Expected to Draw Thousands to Rotterdam

Mouhcine

A coalition of Rif activist groups in diaspora is planning a large rally this Saturday, October 28th,  in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second largest city, to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragic death of Mouhcine Fikri, crushed to death in a garbage truck, as he attempted to retrieve fish that had been confiscated by Morocco police. His death was followed by massive anti-government …

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Call for Applications: UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

UN

The UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples has recently made a call to submit applications to attend the UPR working group 29th session and the Treaty Body sessions taking place between January to March 2018. The deadline for submission is 15 November 2017. For more information, please click here 

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Malika Mezzane Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

Malika Mezzane

The Amazigh poet and activist, Malika Mezzane, was sentenced today to spend two months in prison after she published a video on social media through which she threatened to decapitate and kill Arabs who refused to recognize the independence referendum conducted by Iraqi Kurds last month.

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Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration Slams Morocco Over Human Rights

Belgian

In an interview published on October 7 by the Belgian newspapers, “La Libre Belgique”, the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Mr Theo Francken, has accused Morocco of numerous violations of human rights over the last years. The Moroccan reaction to the accusation was quick via its embassy in Belgium,  Morocco expressed its “deep protest and condemnation following the statements of …

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Amnesty International Issues Urgent Action For Rif Protesters Facing Reprisals in Detention

Nasser Zefzafi

Via Amnesty International Protest leader Nasser Zefzafi and journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui remain in prolonged solitary confinement. Hunger-striking detainees are facing reprisals as their health continues to deteriorate. They face trial in Casablanca. Moroccan authorities are keeping the leader of the Hirak popular protest movement Nasser Zefzafi, 37, as well as journalist Hamid El Mahdaoui, 38, in prolonged solitary confinement. Nasser …

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Thousands Rally in Casablanca Demands Release of Rif Detainees

Rif Detainees

Casablanca October 8, 2017 Thousands of protesters and families of Rif detainees took to the streets of Casablanca—the largest city in Morocco—Today to demand the release of detained Rif demonstrators and journalists in the neglected northern Rif region. The protesters shouted slogans including “We are all Rif” and “Death rather than humiliation”, with hundreds of them brandishing photographs of the detained …

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Ferhat Mehenni Officially Demands UN for Self-Determination of Kabylia

Ferhat Mehenni

President of the Provisional Government of Kabylia, Ferhat Mehenni on Wednesday submitted an official memorandum to the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) to demand the right to self-determination to build an independent Kabyle state in northern Algeria in their respective countries in accordance with UN charter (Article 1 and 2). Below is the statement of Mr Ferhat Mehenni right after leaving the UN building; http://www.amazighworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/21976749_1966447310238631_443891827888619520_n.mp4

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