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Tag Archives: Amazigh Woman

Commemorating the 55th Anniversary of Mouloud Feraoun’s Assassination

Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962). A prominent Amazigh writer from Kabyle whose real name is Aït Chaabane Mouloud Feraoun. Born on March 8th, 1913 in Tizi Hibel in Greater Kabylia. Although he was born to a poor peasant family, he managed to get through the French school system and to earn a diploma at the Bouzaréah School (Teacher’s College) in Algiers. After …

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Top Five Most Influential Amazigh In World History

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By Zouhir Az, There are countless unsung heroes throughout history that are deserving of greater recognition and appreciation. Among these heroes we have chosen to shed light on five such remarkable Amazigh individual who have impacted the world. If you have suggestions for other notable Amazigh names, please let us know in the comments so we can do a follow-up post and we can continue to …

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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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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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Thousands Expected To Attend Mouhcine Fikri’s 40th day Death Anniversary in Al Hoceima

Mouhcine Fikri

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit the streets of Al Hoceima this weekend for the 40th day of the tragic death anniversary of Mouhcine Fikri. Mouhcine Fikri, 31, a fish seller was reportedly crushed to death — on the evening of Friday Oct. 28 in the northern city of Al-Hoceima— by a compactor after he jumped into a garbage …

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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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Japanese Couple Gets Married in Amazigh Tradition

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Anyone struggling to decide on a venue for their upcoming wedding, take note. A young Japanese couple have come up with the ultimate way to celebrate their love by deciding to get married according to an Amazigh traditon of Ait Khebbach tribe – part of Ait Atta federation- the largest Amazigh tribal confederation of South eastern Morocco along the border with Algeria.

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Protests Grow Tense Following Tragic Death of a Fish-Seller in Al Hoceima

Mouhcine fikri

Al Hoceima (AWN) | The accident happened around 11 p.m. Friday night near Al Hoceima primary courthouse, when a 31 years old Mouhcine Fikri, was killed after compacted several times inside a garbage truck. According to witnesses, the deceased was protesting against the authorities’ decision to seize his merchandise. Meanwhile, The photo that captured Mouhcine Fikri dead inside the garbage truck has sparked yet …

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