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Tag Archives: Tuareg

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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Azawadians Celebrate Independence Day Declaration in Kidal

Azawad

  For Azawad people,  April 6, holds a special place in their hearts, it’s the 4th anniversary of Azawad’s Declaration of Independence. Azawad was declared an independent state by the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad MNLA in 2012 after a Tuareg rebellion drove the Malian Army from the territory. MNLA sought to establish an independent Saharan state in northern Mali with …

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IIYO Calls for Internal Dialogue in Ubari, Southern Libya

Azawad

Imuhagh International youth Organization for Justice and equality (IIYO), has been following the situation of the Touareg people Ubari, southern Libya closely and draw the information together and find, based on the reports of witnesses, and human rights workers, the situation of the Touareg is not just one of ethnic cleansing but, according to the legal definition, genocide. According to IIYO, …

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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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Tinariwen Releases Live Album, “Oukis N’Asuf”

A little less than a year ago, Grammy Award-winning Tuareg Band Tinariwen recorded its first live album in Paris “Oukis N’Asuf” (roughly translated as “Losing the Blues), performed alongside Lalla Badi, the 75-year-old ‘grand dame’ of Tamashek culture. a woman who mentored many Tuareg musicians in Mali, and helped inspire Tinariwen, founded by Ibrahim ag Alhabib in 1979, This week finally …

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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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