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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 »

High Atlas Mountains – Hundreds March For Miles In Protest Against Poverty And Social Exclusion

High Atlas

After decades of repression and marginalization, several hundred people including young kids and old women, have decided to march from their town of Anergui located in the high Atlas Mountains all the way to Beni Mellal city hall — walking about 60 miles through the cold mountainside roads — to protest against different forms of marginalization and social exclusion and to hold everyone in ... 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 »

DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs

Tunisia

Based on a genetic studies report conducted by National Geographic, only 4 % of tunisians are of Arab origin. This porcentage would probably be considerably less than 1 % in the south west of Tunisia where the majority of Amazigh are mainly located. The Arab identity of Egypt also fall down the drain, According to the same source, the Egyptian native’s genetic composition ... 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 »

The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia

Matmata

Matmata and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built by the ancient Amazigh people of Matmata — a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia—to avoid the intense heat and strong desert winds. The homes are made by digging a large pit some 7m (23ft) deep and 10m (33ft) wide and then, around the sides of the ... Read More »

Old Man Found Frozen to Death in Morocco’s Atlas Near M’rirt

M'rirt

A man in his fifties has been found tragically ‘frozen to death on Monday morning  inside his cottage in a remote village near M’rirt which has experienced very low temperatures and heavy snowfall in the last couple of weeks according to local online news site. M’rirt lies at an altitude of 826 meters in the heart of Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco around 30 kilometers (18 ... Read More »