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Tag Archives: Niger

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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Tinariwen To Perform At The Royale Boston

Tinariwen

Tinariwen, a Grammy-winning band of nomadic Tuaregs from the Sahara Desert in northern Mali, brings a rebellious sensibility to entrancing desert blues. A sensational live act, they electrify traditional Tuareg melodies with edgy blues, rock, pop, Berber, and Arabic influences, producing a gritty, hypnotic sound. LA’s contagious Dengue Fever will open with its trademark blend of vintage Cambodian pop and …

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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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Agadez adds Tifinagh to Street Signs

Agadez (AWN) | Tifinagh, the traditional writing system of the Amazigh people of North Africa continues to expand, more and more 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. It took a long time but, it’s official, now drive through parts of …

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Tinariwen Announced Their New Album, ‘ELWAN’

Tinariwen

Tinariwen have announced their new album ‘ELWAN (The Elephants)’. Due out early next year, The album was recorded partially in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park and M’Hamid El Ghizlane oasis in southern Morocco. The follow-up to their 2014 album ‘Emmaar’ comes out on February 10th 2017 via Anti-. and it features guest appearances by Kurt Vile, Matt Sweeny, Mark Lanegan, …

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Teneghelt: Traditional Jewelries and Tuareg Symbols

Teneghelt

  One of the things that the nomadic Amazigh Tuareg are famous for are their “crosses”, called ‘Teneghelt’ in their Amazigh dialect of Tamasheq. There are officially 21 crosses, with each design indicating the city/town of origin of the individual wearing it. Strictly made of silver, in line with Islamic teachings, the designs are a beautiful union of the male …

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Anniversary of Mano Dayak’s Death

Mano Dayak

Today we commemorate yet another hero of the Amazigh Tuareg struggle for independence. Mano Dayak, the CRA leader (Coordination of the Armed Resistance), and a Tuareg freedom fighter, as well as a negotiator, he led the Tuareg Rebellion in Ténéré region, northern Niger during the 1990s, He was born in Tiden valley in the Aïr Mountains in 1949 and died in …

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New Video-Azawad people Protest Against Mali

November 17, 2015 – Hundreds of Azawad People protest against the Malian regime demanding Azawad’s full independence and promised that violence could be renewed if the incoming Malian president denied the region its autonomy.      

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Dr. Adal Rhoubeid announces he is running for president In Niger

Niger (AWN) | During their first general assembly this week, President of Tarna Party in Niger, Dr. Adal Rhoubeid officially announced his presidential run, for the next Presidential Elections of Niger in 2016, Though Tarna Party (Triumph in Tamazight) was founded only in July, 2015, but in few months of it’s existence already changed radically the political scene in Niger.

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New Amazigh political party formed in Niger

Niger (AWN) | A new political party aimed at advancing the development of Touareg (Amazigh) communities at ward level has been formed in Niger in West Africa. The new party will bring together leaders of different Amazigh Associations as well as Amazigh activists to enforce their demands calling for the respect of Touareg (Amazigh) cultural and language rights.  

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