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Tag Archives: Morocco

36 Years Later, Still No Sign Of Boujamaa Habbaz

Boujamaa Habbaz

By Zouhir Az, April 21, 2017 On 19 April, 1981, Boujamaa Habbaz, Amazigh activist, linguistics professor and co-founder of the Moroccan Research and Cultural Exchange Association (AMREC), left his house in the morning and never came back. He disappeared very mysteriously without a single trace. Boujamaa Habbaz was born in Botazolt village near Ouarzazate in southeast Morocco, where his father was a mine worker. There, …

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In pictures: Hundreds March In Anti-Governement Protests In Al Hoceima

In Al Hoceima, despite the firing of the governor and several agency heads , thousands of Anti-Government protesters streamed through downtown of the northern city of Morocco, on Sunday, April 9th. waving Amazigh flags and chanting, “El Hogra (Social Injustice) can no longer be tolerated” keeping up pressure on Moroccan Monarchy months after a fishmonger was crushed to death in a garbage truck …

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In Boston, Moroccans and Jews Will Gather To Celebrate Mimouna

Mimouna

  By Zouhir Az, April 8, 2017   More than 100 people are expected to gather to celebrate another annual tradition of post-Passover festivities known as Mimouna celebrations,  on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m, at the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. with a fun evening full of activities and performances and there’s something for everyone in the family to …

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The ‘International Number Ones’ Map Puts Morocco First For Argan Oil

International Number Ones

“Every country is best at something”, according to the ‘International Number Ones’  data visualization website Information is Beautiful. A map published on the website shows what countries around the world rank first for. “According to the 2016 data” Morocco is ranked best for “Argan oil.” – a speciality and a unique ingredient that’s been at the heart of Moroccan Amazigh cooking, medicinal purposes and traditional …

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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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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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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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