Monday , May 21 2018

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Stef Blok Calls For Free Speech To Be Protected in Rif

Rabat, April 22, 2018 Following his working visit to Morocco yesterday, Mr Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands has expressed concerns about the ongoing repression in Morocco’s neglected Rif region and called on regime to ensure respect of freedom of expression, protect journalists, media workers, and fair trails for Rif ‘Hirak’ political detainees.

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Dutch Politicians Denied Entry to Morocco’s Neglected Rif Region

Casablanca, April 11, 2018 The Dutch politicians Lilianne Ploumen and Kati Piri, Member of the European Parliament, announced today a premature end of their working visit to Morocco due to permission denial -by Moroccan authorities- for their request to visit Al Hoceima and Nador in Morocco’s neglected Rif region. “Our visit was announced two months ago with a prior agreement with Moroocan national …

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6th Anniversary of Azawad’s Declaration of Independence


April 6, 2018 April 6th marks the sixth anniversary of the declaration Azawad independence from the Republic of Mali, which sought to establish an independent Saharan state with a secular and democratic government. The declaration was announced on April 6 by Moussa ag Attaher The Spokesperson of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). The declaration was issued in French and signed by The …

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‘Hirak’ Lawyer Abdessadek El Bouchtaoui Chooses to Exile in Europe

Al Hoceima March 21, 2018 Lawyer of the long-detained Hirak Rif activists & Human Rights defender, Abdessadek El Bouchattaoui, has reportedly left Morocco to seek asylum in Europe due to various types of  harassment and bullying behaviors he was facing on a daily basis, his lawyer wife in a statement yesterday. For the record, El Bouchtaoui was sentenced on February …

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Massicelia Amdik Crowned Miss Tizi Ouzou of 2018

Tizi-Ouzou, March 2018 Massicelia Amdik has been awarded the title of Miss Miss Tizi Ouzou of 2018, in a ceremony held at “La maison de la culture Mouloud Mammeri” in Tizi-Ouzou. The ceremony showcased the nomination of 5 candidates for the title from 50 applicants. The competition was based on special eligibilities including beauty, knowledge of Tamazight culture and mastery of …

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New Amazigh Organization Founded in Tunisia

On March 3, 2018, several Amazigh youths gathered at “LE PARADOXE” cultural center in Sousse, east-central Tunisia, to create a new Amazigh organization under the name of “Tamurtinu” (My land).  a nonprofit devoted to revive the Amazigh identity of Tunisia.

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UNESCO Publication Introduces Amazigh Alphabet ‘Tifinagh’


February 23, 2018 Amazigh alphabet ‘Tifinagh’ has been featured in a new UNESCO brochure publication entitled “Writing Peace ” aimed at introducing the world’s writing systems to the readers interested in characteristics of different alphabets throughout the world. The brochure consists of 22 scripting systems. Among the oldest writings of the world, Chinese alphabet is written after the Chinese, Greek, …

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A New Honour: The Image of King Jugurtha on New Coin in Tunisia


February 2, 2018 The Tunisian government published images and official release dates for the new coin that recognize Jugurtha, king of Numidia from 118 to 105, who struggled to free his North African kingdom from Roman rule, the new coin also include a map of his kingdom. according to a statement released by the government, the new coin has been released …

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