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Tag Archives: Algeria

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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2017 Twiza Workcamp Application Form

Twiza Workcamp 2017 is a series workshops days organized by ‘Tourab collectifs’ dedicated to the restoration of old Amazigh houses and sites in Tolga district in Biskra province, Algeria. The workshop aims at bringing together young people from all over the country to introduce them to the use of local materials in construction while preserving old heritage. Participants will be able to choose from …

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Statue of Ibn Battuta Unveiled in Quanzhou Museum In China

Ibn Battuta

By Zouhir Az, A bronze-made sculpture of Ibn Battuta —known as the greatest Amazigh Traveller, geographer and botanist of premodern times— has been unveiled and inaugurated in Quanzhou Museum of Contemporary Art located in Fujian Province in China, to pay tribute to his everlasting impact on China’s history. Ibn Battuta started on his travels from his hometown Tangier when he was …

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International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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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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Tassanou Tayrinou: Kamal Hachkar’s Latest Documentary

Tassanou

After the release of his hugely successful 2013 documentary “Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah” , the Moroccan Amazigh filmmaker Kamal Hachkar has released a new documentary titled “Tassanou Tayrinou” (my liver, my love),  a 58-min Amazigh-inspired documentary that dives deep into the soul of the Amazigh history to explore the beautiful stories of love among the Amazigh people of Morocco’s Atlas mountains including the …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

Tamazight

International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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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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