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The 5th Edition Of Merzouga International Festival

Merzouga

The Merzouga international festival is held every year in the Sahara desert and seeks to promote peace and tolerance. It is one of the best festivals combining different shows and concerts with international artists from different regions and countries, conferences, a race through the desert as well as an Amazigh Berber traditional wedding. Merzouga is a stunning small village in southeastern Morocco, about ... 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 »

Al Hoceima Strike Against Ongoing Repression

Al hoceima

Leaders of Popular Movement in Rif —Al hirak Chaabi—  have launched a general strike that shut down many private shops and several key sectors in Al Hoceima in protest against ongoing repression ‘l’hogra’ after the Moroccan forces known as ‘el Makhzen’ massacred peaceful protesters at Al Hoceima,  on January 4, 2017. Read More »

Microsoft-owned SwiftKey Officially Debuts Tamazight

Tifinagh

Another day, another new chapter in the inclusion of Tamazight language in modern technology. SwiftKey, the company behind Android’s most popular keyboard— Microsoft’s $250 million acquisition—has announced the implementation of Tifinagh script into its latest beta release of SwiftKey. The company also announced that the platform will rely on Amazigh scholar’s feedback to improve the technology for Tifinagh to incorporate it in a more ... Read More »

Where To Celebrate Amazigh New Year in United States and Canada

Amazigh new year

Amazigh New Year’s comes but once a year, so it’s worth it to make the festivites memorable. But where’s the place to be to celebrate the day? We’ve scoured both United States and Canada for the best annual celebrations; Boston, Massachusetts Los Angles, California Portland, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ottawa, Canada Montreal, Canada Washington, D.C. New Jersey, NJ Alexandria,VA Read More »

Injured Rare Eagle Rescued in Khenifra

Khenifra

Khenifra | AWN – Believe it or not, there are some compassionate Moroccan who really do care about wild animals. While wandering in local forest woods in Khenifra region, a group of young people from Krouchen town —50 miles from Khenifra — rescued an injured rare big eagle with injured wing believed were because of indiscriminate hunting. Witness said after the eagle’s rescue they contacted ... Read More »

Ahmed Baidou Releases New Film – Addour– Inspired by the Life of Zaid Ouhmad

Ahmed baidou

Inspired by true story events of ongoing resistance against French colonialism in southern Morocco, Ahmed Baidou — Young Amazigh filmmaker who hails from the quiet village of Mirleft in the Sidi Ifni — announced his new long film that come to theaters in 2017 titled Addour, produced to explore the life ‘Zaid Ouhmad’ another forgotten hero whose visage has become an iconic symbol of the national ... Read More »