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Nov 03, 2016

Amazigh: Protests Arise in Morocco after Death of Fish Vendor

The article below was published by Nationalia: Rif and Amazigh flags appear in many pictures of the protests that these days are taking place in Morocco after the death of a fish vendor crushed by a garbage truck. Disappointment with government policies, corruption and economic problems converge in the protests in Rif with a sense of regional alienation. "Hogra" is a word that means both contempt,...

Nov 03, 2016

Amazigh: Protests Arise in Morocco after Death...

Photo courtesy of: AFP Photo/Fadel Senna 2016 @YahooNews Massive protests have erupted in Morocco after the death of fish vendor Mohsin Fikri on 28 October 2016. Fikri was crushed by a garbage truck in...

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Oct 04, 2016

Amazigh: Morocco Adopts Tamazight as Official...

Below is an article published by Africatime.com: Morocco is adopting Amazigh spoken by its Berber community as an official language alongside Arabic, rounding off a reform programme launched by King...

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Aug 03, 2016

Amazigh: Progress Made in Official Use of Tamazight...

  Below is an article published by The North Africa Post:  The long awaited-for organic draft law on the implementation of the official character of Amazigh provides for a set of measures to...

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Jul 22, 2016

Amazigh: International Festival in Fez Celebrates...

  Below is an article published by Morocco World News: The 12th International Fez Festival of Amazigh Culture, held in Fez from 15 to 17 July, 2017 on the theme “Amazighness and the Mediterranean:...

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Jul 05, 2016

Amazigh: Morocco Upholds Ban of Traditional N...

  Below is an article published by Amazigh World News: The Moroccan Interior Ministry has once again turned down a request of an Amazigh couple from Meknes by denying them the right to name their...

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Apr 18, 2016

Amazigh: The Struggle for Self-determination in...

Below is an article by Nationalia; On March 17th, Kurdish parties declared a federal system of governance in Rojava, the Kurdish region of Syria which has been functioning as a de facto autonomous region...

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Feb 11, 2016

Amazigh: Algeria Finally Recognizes Tamazight...

  Below is an article published by Language Magazine Although Arabic will remain the language of the Algerian government, the Berber language can now appear on official documents. The Berbers were...

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Jan 06, 2016

Amazigh: Recognition of Tamazight in Algeria

  Below is an article published by Al Arabiya News: Algeria’s government unveiled on Tuesday draft constitutional reforms that include limiting future presidents to two terms in office and...

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Nov 04, 2015

Amazigh: Gap between Law and Practice in the Use...

Below is an article published by Al-Fanar Media:   Ten years after Tamazight—the language of the Amazigh, the country’s Berber population— began being taught in schools here [2005...

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Jan 14, 2015

Amazigh: Yennayer Celebrations in Different C...

Below are articles published by Ennahar and Morocco World News: Photo courtesy of Yennayer Ameggaz [email protected] Read more about the ongoing discussion in Morocco, where an opposition party and activists...

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