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Tag Archives: Amazigh Symbol

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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Djaballah: «The Amazigh Flag is a threat to national unity in Algeria»

Djaballah

In a TV interview with the Qatari media network Al Jazeera, the leader of the Front for Justice and Development (FJD) Abdallah Djaballah, insisted that the Amazigh flag that the Kabyles people are constantly raising during the waves of protests is a grave danger to the national unity in Algeria, and that the Algerian state must intervene definitively to put an end to the …

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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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In Loving Memory of Mouloud Mammeri, Father of Tamazight

Mouloud Mammeri

28 years ago, Imazighen lost Mouloud Mammeri: a writer, a playwright, a researcher, an anthropologist, a thinker, … a father! Like Ulysses, all his life was a kind of journey which took him back after long detours to his native land after a time consuming search to reconciliate his spiritual affiliation with his people. He made peace with himself but …

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Tifinegh Classes: Preserving Languages and Saving Cultures

Tifinegh

Tifinegh, continues to be transmitted to children as a means of preserving Amazigh/Tuareg identity, Some two-thirds of the estimated 1.5 million Tuareg living in Niger use their traditional language, Tamacheq, on a daily basis. The unusual script is rarely used nowadays in Niger. This project aimed to revitalize Tifinagh. Among the earliest Tifinagh inscriptions found in North Africa are those …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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The Rich Mythology and Megalithic Culture of the Ancient Berbers, Lords of the Desert

Berbers

By Bryan Hilliard The Barbary Coast of North Africa was named after the Berbers, the nomadic people who inhabited the region west of the Nile Valley in north Africa. Called the Amazigh or Imazighen in antiquity (meaning “free humans” or “free men”), they are among the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. Their rich mythology endured for thousands of years, eventually …

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