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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Celebrate the Amazigh New Year in Boston

By Zouhir Az, Nov 29, 2016  Following a successful event last year, The Amazigh Cultural Network in America in collaboration with Boston Amazigh Community are organizing another annual  celebration for the Amazigh new year ‘Yennayer’, — marks the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by Amazigh people throughout North Africa — on Saturday, January 14, in …

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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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