Thursday , August 16 2018

Tag Archives: Amazigh Names

Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya: ‘We do not recognize those who do not recognize us’

Amazigh Libya

Below are statements released by Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya regarding boycotting of the constitutional rewrite Tripoli, July 24, 2018 In reference to the declaration of the Amazigh Supreme Council of Libya regarding boycott of the constitutional process; We affirm that we continue our commitment to apply the concept of “We do not recognize those who do not recognize us”. Furthermore, …

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Commemorating the 56th Anniversary of Mouloud Feraoun’s Assassination

Mouloud Feraoun

Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962). A prominent Amazigh writer from Kabyle whose real name is Aït Chaabane Mouloud Feraoun. Born on March 8th, 1913 in Tizi Hibel in Greater Kabylia. Although he was born to a poor peasant family, he managed to get through the French school system and to earn a diploma at the Bouzaréah School (Teacher’s College) in Algiers. After …

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International Mother Language Day And Its Relevance to Tamazight

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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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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The Amazigh Film Festival Wraps Up Another Successful Edition in Boston

Amazigh

By Aksel Allouch September 23, 2017 Another great success in Boston for hosting—on September 23rd at Tufts University—the ninth annual of the Amazigh Film Festival for the second year in a row, film festival dedicated to Amazigh films and documentaries made by Amazigh and international filmmakers. The festival was hosted by the Amazigh Cultural Network in America (A.C.N.A.) in collaboration with the Tazzla …

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To the Memory of Abbas Messaadi: Sixty One Years After His Assassination

June 27th marks the 61 years 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 …

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Amazigh Urge North African Countries to Respect the Rights of Indigenous People

Amazigh

By Rachid Raha, June, 20 2017 Amazigh people urge North Africa countries to respect the “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples” Tiznit, southern Morocco,  hosted the international forum on the rights of Amazigh people under the theme of “UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples”, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its adoption, in Tiznit …

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Granada to Hold 2nd Euro-Amazigh Research Forum

Euro-Amazigh

The 2nd Euro-Amazigh research forum is dedicated to the study of medieval onomastics as intangible heritage elements to understand the history, culture and identity of territories and human groups established in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa and the Interrelationship Between them. When: May 23, 24 2017 Where: Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios Calle San Jerónimo, 27, 18001 Granada, Spain Event …

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Short Story by Ahmed Zahiri

Atlas

THE MOUNTAIN… AND MY RENDEZ-VOUS WITH GHANDI IN BOSTON   It happened by chance that I was born in the mid-atlas mountains where life is natural, humble and eternal. My village is surrounded by huge mountains and there is a firm belief that those giant mountains are mythic meant to protect the natives from evil, hidden power and invaders that …

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