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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Map of Languages and Tribes in Rif Region


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.   Read More »

Fundraising event to take place in Rotterdam in support of people in 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 ... Read More »

Press Release|The Movement for the Autonomy of Rif (MAR)

Autonomy of Rif

As of January 25 earthquakes do not cease to strike the Rif. Since then, the population has been confronted with shocks on numerous occasions, living in sheer fear and horror. This situation causes a realistic threat for the lives of people in the Rif. The events are dealt with indifference and are ignored by the Moroccan state and its institutes. ... Read More »

Movement for the Autonomy of Rif Condems Governement Response to Continuous Earthquakes in Rif

Movement for the Autonomy of Rif

  Following the continuous succession of earthquakes in the region of Rif, the Movement for the Autonomy of Rif (MAR) released a statement calling for promotion of solidarity among the Rifians people including  it’s support of all forms of protest against marginalization and social exclusion as well as it’s full endorsement for social equality and economic justice demands. On the other hand, the Movement condemned the inadequate ... Read More »

54 Years After Death, Mulay Muhend Still An Undeserving Idol

Mulay Muhend

Today, 54 years ago, on the sixth of February, Abdelkrim elKhattabi, or “Mulay Muhend”. the lion of the Rif left this earthly realm. His name arouses a special kind of emotions among the Amazigh of the Maghreb. His achievements have stunned friends and foes, and taking into considerations the limited means available, the greatness of his design and the impeccability of ... Read More »