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Tag Archives: Rif

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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Amazigh Music Icon In Rif Rachid Nadori Has Died

Rachid Nadori

Nador (AWN) | It is with great sadness that we learn the loss of another icon of the Amazigh music in Rif, Rachid Nadori reportedly after suddenly falling ill in his home town in Nador. It’s indeed a huge loss for the Amazigh music community, not too mention a huge loss to the Amazigh culture as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nadori’s family, friends and …

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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 …

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Mohamed chacha Dies at 61

Mohamed Chacha

It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Mohamed Chacha at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer. Chacha was an Amazigh Roman poet who has published several books in Tamazight such as “Rez Tabu ad teffegh tfuct” 1997, ” Ajdid umi yitwagg celwaw” 1998 and “Abrid yer yezran” 1999 … Mohamed …

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Abbas Messaadi ‘s Assassination: 60 years later

Abbas Messaadi

June 27th marks the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Abbas Messaadi, Amazigh leader and one of the founding members of the Moroccan Army of Liberation before his controversial assassination in June 1956 that would ultimately trigger the 1957 Rif Revolt. Abbas was running a military camp in Aknoul and was assassinated in Fes in June 1956 allegedly by Karim Hajjaj, a …

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Map of Languages and Tribes in Rif Region

Rif

OpenStreetMap Association has recently relayed a map that attempts to represent all of the language or tribal of Indigenous people of northern Morocco. It indicates general locations of larger groupings of people in Rif region which may include also the languages spoken in the area such as Tarifit.  

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Fundraising event to take place in Rotterdam in support of people in Rif

Rif

The Rif  community across the world are continuing their efforts to help provide assistance and relief to Rif after the continuous succession of earthquakes in the region since January 2016, causing massive stress and fear among the communities. Netherlands’s Rif community is banding together to send support to family and friends in Rif, The event will take place on April 1st, from 7pm to 11pm …

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