Monthly Archives: October 2021

the ‘tortured couple’ who will never divorce

Relations between Algeria and France have never been so stormy as in recent weeks. Algerian leaders were surprised by a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 30, in which he referred to the “hard politico-military system” of Algiers which is maintained thanks to the “commemorative rent” paid by …

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Berber tattoos on the decline in Morocco

These two women are part of a minority who still have Berber tattoos. Fatima Masoudi, 89, and Ighoudane Taguelmane, 86, live in Khemissat, a Berber town in Morocco. Masoudi always wanted to get a tattoo, especially because it was a common thing to do when she was young. “One day …

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Another Algerian ministry dropped French and switched to Arabic

Another Algerian ministry said it would start using Arabic in all business instead of French, in light of a growing diplomatic crisis with Paris Another Algerian ministry said it would stop using the French language and switch all its relations to Arabic amid a worsening diplomatic crisis with France. The …

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Translation as a new perspective in Amazigh literary discourse

[This article is part of a dossier on Tankra Tamazight, Amazigh Revival, and Indigeneity in North Africa, edited by Brahim El Guabli. To read other articles in this dossier, read the introduction here.] This article takes as a central question the role of translation throughout the novel in the evolution and reorientation …

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Teacher on leave after dancing and singing in hairdressing

A teacher went viral – and was subsequently put on leave from work – for wearing a Native American-inspired headdress and singing / dancing in her classroom. A Native American student filmed his math teacher’s excerpts of “War Strapping and Tomahawk Hashing” during a lesson intended to teach the mnemonic …

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Two Algerian ministries stop the use of French in official relations

Quick news Amid mounting tensions with France, Algerian ministries are asking staff to use the Arabic language in official correspondence. People hold a sign and Algerian flags during a rally to commemorate the brutal crackdown on an October 17, 1961 demonstration near the Pont Neuf on October 17, 2021 in …

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Two Algerian ministries end use of French in official correspondence – Middle East Monitor

Two Algerian ministries have decided to end their use of the French language in official correspondence in light of growing tensions between Algiers and Paris, Anadolu News Agency reports. On Thursday, the Algerian Ministry of Vocational Training issued a circular on behalf of the minister, Yassin Merapi, asking staff to …

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Madame Tussauds Dubai opens its doors

DUBAI: Cars and clothing have a long, intertwined history. While it may seem like the two are drastically different, fashion has a long-standing relationship with the auto industry, with designers continually looking to the road when creating their collections and runway looks. Coco Chanel’s little black dress from 1926 was …

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Egyptian model agency “decolonizes beauty standards”

CAIRO: Between the frantic rush of wardrobe changes and the photographers preparing for the shoots, Iman Eldeeb’s agency is slowly innovating for the Egyptian fashion scene by hiring a diverse range of models. Eldeeb forged an international career in Milan, the fashion capital of Europe, where photographers told her she …

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Security forces foil separatists in Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune (File photo: Xinhua) Algerian security services said on Wednesday it had foiled armed attacks planned by a separatist group with foreign aid, local media reported. The DGSN security agency said police this week severed a network linked to the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylia (MAK), …

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Films showing at the 5th edition of the El Gouna Film Festival

El Gouna Film Festival Screening Award Winning Films “Amira”, “Plumes” with Mixed Reactions DUBAI: The El Gouna Egyptian Film Festival screened on Tuesday Egyptian director Mohamed Diab’s award-winning film “Amira,” which premiered at the 78th Venice Film Festival this year. The film revolves around Amira, a 17-year-old Palestinian woman who …

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Algeria thwarts armed attacks planned by Israeli-backed separatists: report

Algerian security forces have foiled a plot by separatists backed by Israel and a North African country to carry out armed attacks, according to a report. Ennahar television reported on Wednesday that Algerian forces this week dismantled a criminal group belonging to the MAK, designated by the Algiers government as …

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Definition and examples of cultural appropriation

The term “cultural appropriation” has been used to describe everything from makeup and hairstyles to tattoos, clothing, and even eating and wellness practices. The phrase originated in the 1980s in academic discussions of colonialism and the treatment of non-white cultures. From there it has worked its way into the modern …

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New Moroccan government unveils ambitious social program

The new head of government Aziz Akhannouch began his mission by chairing the first ministerial council followed by a presentation of a government program to parliamentarians strongly committed to the social and economic plan. Akhannouch was appointed head of government after his party won the September 8 elections. He built …

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Ancient Egyptian statues found in English garden

PARIS: “Somewhere between silence and words” revives memories of a trip to Algeria made by Florian Gaite, philosopher, art critic and curator of the exhibition which runs until November 28, 2021 at the Maison des Arts Malakoff centers in Paris. The exhibit “seeks to convey the voices and silence that …

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Tunisian protesters attack TV crew – Middle East Monitor

Yesterday, journalists working for Tunisian national television were “violently attacked” while covering “anti-coup” demonstrations. Journalists’ Syndicate sources, quoted by local media, said the journalists, Fadwa Shtoro and Ayman Al-Hajj Salem, suffered “serious head injuries” as a result of the attack. “Some protesters also attacked two photojournalists who were providing coverage,” …

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Tamazight, official language of Morocco, attracts more attention

In an interview with Al-Fanar Media, Bouyakoubi pointed out that a problem is the low level of some students in French, the language of instruction often used in teaching Tamazight at university, also deters many students. to continue their studies. In addition, some students mistakenly think that Tamazight is an …

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