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International Women’s Day: Honoring Amazigh Women

Amazigh woman

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the respect, honor and appreciation towards women across the world. In recent years, the annual event has gained decent recognition, giving a chance to celebrate achievements in the women’s movement and to inspire further progress through both local and international action. On this occasion, the Amazigh World News team would like to take this opportunity …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight


International Mother Language Day is an annual celebration that was proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. “Languages Matter!” Tamazight language matters! Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote …

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DNA Analysis: Only 4% of Tunisians Are Arabs


Based on a genetic studies report conducted by National Geographic, only 4 % of tunisians are of Arab origin. This porcentage would probably be considerably less than 1 % in the south west of Tunisia where the majority of Amazigh are mainly located. The Arab identity of Egypt also fall down the drain, According to the same source, the Egyptian native’s genetic composition …

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The Amazigh Cave Homes of Matmata in Tunisia


Matmata and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built by the ancient Amazigh people of Matmata — a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia—to avoid the intense heat and strong desert winds. The homes are made by digging a large pit some 7m (23ft) deep and 10m (33ft) wide and then, around the sides of the …

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Sfax International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema


Sfax International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema event will be held Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 26th in Sfax, Tunisia. This year’s festival centers on the theme” Reviving the cultural heritage and of Tunisia”. The festival aims to disseminate film culture and the progress achieved in various branches of film art and to strength the relations among filmmakers throughout the …

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Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini Appointed Representative of AIDL for the MENA Region

Paris  (AWN) | Tunisian Amazigh Activist Maha Jouini has been appointed representative of International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom “AIDL” in the Middle East and North Africa Regions (MENA), According to a statement released by the AIDL’s office. International Alliance for the defending of Rights and Freedom or AIDL is a French non-governmental organization devoted to defending human rights and …

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Morocco to reform its education to curb the Islamic extremism

Islamic extremism

  Mustapha Akebdan, February 7, 2016 After a perpetual denial of the State responsibility on the surge of the violent Islamic extremism, the king of Morocco has ordered a reform of the religious material taught in the public and private schools. The goal of the reform is to emphasize the values of coexistence among different cultures and civilizations. Over the last …

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In Pictures: Amazigh New Year celebration in Tunisia brings out Amazigh community, political hopefuls

Several hundred people gathered in Tamezret, a small village in southern Tunisia mainly Amazigh, on January 13th, 2016, to take part in Amazigh new year celebrations, Yennayer 2966 with various activities such as folksongs, dance, and traditional food. Yennayer marks the arrival of the first day of the agrarian calendar year used since ancient times by the Amazigh people throughout North Africa.

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