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Tuareg People Under Attack In Libya

Khalifa Haftar

On March 18, 2017,  General Khalifa Haftar’s forces — known as the Libyan Arab army— exhumed graves and took out a number of dead bodies from the Tuareg tribe in the Benghazi neighbourhood of Ganfouda and wandered with them in the streets.

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Press Release | Imouhagh Accuses Haftar’s Forces Of War Crimes Against Tuareg In Libya

Libya

T he International Organization for Justice and Transparency (IMO) has accused so-called Libyan Arab Army of General Khalifa Haftar and its affiliated militias of being directly involved in massive human rights violations amounting to war crimes against Tuareg civilians in Ganfouda in the west of Benghazi in Libya. A few days ago, the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya …

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Discover Yefren With The Libya Observer

Yefren

with several mountains divided by deep valleys and truly magical groves and little jungles and cliffs that give the city its unique edge in the western Nafusa Mountains, Yefren —about 3 hours south/south west of Tripoli— is a place full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered which makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Libya. …

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Tamazight is Declared An Official Language in Amazigh Concentrated Districts in Libya

Libya

Libya | AWN – The Amazigh High Council (LAHC) in Libya has issued a circular declaring Tamazight as the official language in the major Amazigh inhabited cities and districts in Libya, said a news report yesterday. This decision status will legally allow the Amazigh language to be taught in public schools, featured in state paperwork and documents as well as correspondences and signboards. …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

Tamazight

International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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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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Libyan Amazigh Woman Activist Named 2016 Recipient of Luxembourg Peace Prize

Asma Khalifa

By Inas Miloud The Amazigh Woman Activist Asma Khalifa from Libya has been awarded Luxembourg Peace Prize as the Outstanding Youth Peace Maker. The Luxembourg Peace Prize is a recognition to Khalifa’s contributions in the world as a key player to support peace-building, promoting peace and conflict resolution! Beside her work in sustaining peace, Asma Khalifa is a prominent young women’s rights …

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Zuwara Celebrates World Day for Cultural Diversity

Zuwara

Amussu n At Welloul Movement will celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity in Zuwara, Libya. With participants from various countries such as Cameroon, Algeria, Philippines, Turkey, India and Morocco. When: 5-21-2016 Where: Farhat Halab hall Zuwara, Libya Event Website: amussu.n.atwillul/timeline

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