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Al Hoceima Strike Against Ongoing Repression

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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. Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Old Man Found Frozen to Death in Morocco’s Atlas Near M’rirt

M'rirt

A man in his fifties has been found tragically ‘frozen to death on Monday morning  inside his cottage in a remote village near M’rirt which has experienced very low temperatures and heavy snowfall in the last couple of weeks according to local online news site. M’rirt lies at an altitude of 826 meters in the heart of Middle Atlas mountains, Morocco around 30 kilometers (18 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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. Read More »

Morocco Among Best Countries For Tea Lovers

Morocco

Morocco ranked fourth in the world of ‘Top 10’ places for tea lovers according to a ranking by the UK’s daily Metro news. Morocco ranked fourth on the list behind Singapore 3rd, Sri Lanka and Russia on the first place. According to the British newspaper, Morocco’s traditional mint tea is served in ceremonial form and held in high regard by Moroccans. “You also won’t ... Read More »

Mouhcine Fikri’s Murder Makes Front Page News Around the World

The murder of Mouhcine Fikri – crashed to death last Friday in Al Hoceima city after he jumped into a garbage truck trying to retrieve his confiscated merchandise – has made front page news in papers all over the world. The ‘assassination’ of the 31 years old fish-vendor in the region of the Rif -an area long-neglected by the country’s monarchy – was on the front ... Read More »