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Tag Archives: Amazigh flag

Remembering the Battle of Annual

Annual

This Month marks the 94th anniversary of the Battle of Annual, or in what became known in Spain as the disaster of Annual settlement . where the forces of Muhammad ‘Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi destroyed the 20,000 strong Spanish army of General. Silvestre, on July 22, 1921 at Annual in northeastern of Rif, (about 50km west of Nador) While it would …

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Video: Traditional Ahidous Transformed Into Symphony

Ahidous

Ahidous is a traditional dance performed by the Amazigh tribes of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas of Morocco in which men and women, side by side, form flexible and rolling round, accompanied by singing (Amazigh izli, izlan/Poetry) punctuated by the bendir (drum).

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Video: Hundreds Rally in Hague to Protest Against Repression in Rif

Rif protests

Following the mass arrests and detention, abuses in detention and the escalation of violent repression in northern Rif region by Morocco, earlier today, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Hague in Netherlands to condemn Morocco’s flagrant violation of human rights and to urge the public opinion at the national and international levels to positively mobilize toward the Rif crisis.

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Human Rights Watch Urge Algeria to Drop Charges Against Amazigh Activists of Ghardaia

Fekhar

The Human Rights Watch has published a long statement of concern calling on the Algerian authorities to protect the fair trial rights of Kamal Eddine Fekhar and other Amazigh rights advocates, who have been detained by the Algerian authorities since 9 July 2015, after he accused them of taking the side of the Malikite Arabs over Ibadite Amazigh during the recurrent tensions in …

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Rif Protesters Defiant Despite Government Repression

Rif

By Siham Tinhinan, May 18, 2017 The Rif protests against its marginalization and the historically well documented, systematic mistreatment of its people. Peacefully protesting and asking the Moroccan government to sit and negotiate their primarily socioeconomic legitimate demands, and to rescind the militarization Dahir (executive order). Instead, the Moroccan system AKA Makhzen, brought in thousands more of well equipped troops from every …

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Update: 25,000 Expected for Thursday’s Rally in Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit the streets of Al Hoceima today, Thursday 18, despite Moroccan government efforts to suppress the people and threaten them not to demonstrate by bringing in heavy militarized forces with a wide range of armored vehicles and placing them in strategic areas both inside and outside the city of Al Hoceima in northern Morocco.   …

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Granada to Hold 2nd Euro-Amazigh Research Forum

Euro-Amazigh

The 2nd Euro-Amazigh research forum is dedicated to the study of medieval onomastics as intangible heritage elements to understand the history, culture and identity of territories and human groups established in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and the Interrelationship Between them. When: May 23, 24 2017 Where: Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios Calle San Jerónimo, 27, 18001 Granada, Spain Event …

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Short Story by Ahmed Zahiri

Atlas

THE MOUNTAIN… AND MY RENDEZ-VOUS WITH GHANDI IN BOSTON   It happened by chance that I was born in the mid-atlas mountains where life is natural, humble and eternal. My village is surrounded by huge mountains and there is a firm belief that those giant mountains are mythic meant to protect the natives from evil, hidden power and invaders that …

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Marseille to Hold the 12th Edition of Tamazgha Festival

Tamazgha festival is one of the most prominent events in the old continent, hosted in Marseille city, Southern France which brings together all the multicultural aspect of Amazigh Culture from all the regions of North Africa. The 12th edition this year, of this festival, is hosted by a team of young Amazigh activists on June 23-24, 2017 in Theatre ‘de la sucriere” in Marseille in southern …

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Statement by the Support Committee of Rif Movement in U.S.A on the Situation in Rif

Rif

CONDEMNATION STATEMENT BY THE  SUPPORT COMMITTEE OF THE RIF MOVEMENT IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA REGARDING THE CONTINUED MILITARIZATION IN RIF.   New York, Thursday, 4th May 2017 |  The Support Committee of Rif Movement in U.S.A  which was recently formed  in response to the recent tragic events Rif region are deeply concerned about recent actions taken by the Moroccan government …

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