Amazigh people

Against Orientalism on Instagram – World – Al-Ahram Weekly

The crystal clear, translucent waters and the soft, slightly wavy white sand are surrounded by stones. The scenic green mountainous backdrop with perfect blue skies does not suggest Algeria. And few outside the North African country have heard of the ancient neighborhood in question, Collo, where forests, mountainous terrain, stunning …

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A local guide to Morocco

Hind Sebti was born and raised in the Imperial City of Meknes, and brings her love for Morocco and its sensory healing traditions to her skin care brand Whind. This interview is part of The world is local, a worldwide collaboration between the seven international editions of Condé Nast Traveler …

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Why are people crazy about Awkwafina?

Awkwafina is the subject of major criticism on social media after a scene from one of his past films went viral. The actress, real name Nora Lum, specifically receives backlash for her previous use of a blaccent (a black English accent imitated by non-white people, according to Dictionary.com) in her …

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The overhaul of the Arab working class

First of all, Egypt and Tunisia are very different, because in Egypt the Egyptian Trade Union Federation was created by the state in 1957, five years after the military coup that brought Gamal Abdel Nasser to power. . Nasser had until then refused to authorize a national trade union federation. …

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The Weeknd sees children in his future

Welcome to PopCrush’s Daily Break! Here’s a breakdown of today’s hottest pop culture and lifestyle stories as heard on PopCrush Nights, which aired across the country. Check out The Weeknd’s family plans, DaBaby’s Too Small, Too Late Apology, and more, below. The Weeknd sees children in his future Singer The …

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Caravana ready for global growth with support from Cho Ventures

Mexican artisan brand Caravana, inspired by ancient Mayan culture, is aiming for global expansion with investment from Cho Ventures, the private investment firm founded by entrepreneur Tony Cho. Caravana was launched in 2011 by Jacopo “Jack” Lanniello with a focus on ready-to-wear pieces, accessories and handmade lifestyle products using traditional …

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a symbol of Kabyle resistance

Lounes Matoub was born on January 24, 1956 in the village of Taourirt Moussa in Kabylia, is a musician, singer-songwriter and Kabyle poet. Militant of the Amazigh identity cause, he made his contribution to the claim and popularization of Amazigh culture and to the struggle for democracy and secularism in …

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Kim Kardashian slammed for her Vatican City dress

Kim Kardashian faces significant backlash after wearing a see-through dress in Vatican City. On Monday, June 28, the reality TV star was pictured alongside model Kate Moss and Moss’s daughter Lila Grace while touring Vatican City. Due to the sacred status of the Sistine Chapel within the Roman Catholic faith …

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Pastoral nomads in Morocco envision changes

North African pastoralism, an agricultural method used for centuries by nomadic populations of the high steppe plateaus, is in decline. Faced with limited pastures due to overexploitation and drought, pastoral nomads favor more sedentary farming methods such as growing fruit or nut trees and crops. Nonprofit development organizations in the …

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How Moroccans reacted to normalization with Israel

Thu 24 Dec 2020 How Moroccans reacted to normalization with Israel Source MENA through Zineb Riboua Unidentified Moroccan and Israeli officials sign memoranda of understanding during a visit by Israeli emissaries to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020. Photo taken on December 22, 2020. REUTERS / Shereen Talaat “I was born …

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The faded pride of Amazigh tattoos

For the indigenous Amazighs of Africa, body art was more than just pictures. They have been a decisive, almost poetic social marker for centuries. Berber woman wearing ethnic jewelry, Kairouan, Kairouan (Al Qayrawan) governorate, Tunisia. (DeAgostini / Getty Images) For many native North Africans, the nuances of nostalgia take on …

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The state of Amazigh culture in Algeria and Morocco

Originally from North Africa, the Amazigh people, sometimes known as Berbers, have spent decades fighting for cultural recognition in the predominantly Arab region. For years, Amazigh activists have engaged in a battle against oppressive policies while trying to promote measures that would help preserve Amazigh identity. Despite recent successes, however, …

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Poverty among Berber families in Morocco

SEATTLE – From 2001 to 2014, Morocco’s per capita consumption increased to 3.3%, leading to a decline in monetary poverty and vulnerability to 4.8 and 12.5%. Despite these improvements, rural areas in Morocco still experience a higher level of subjective poverty. In 2014, the rural poverty rate in Morocco increased …

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Meet the warrior queen who fought the Arabs – OZY

A fearless warrior woman, Dihya briefly prevented Arab invaders from sweeping through North Africa in the 7th century. Tall and powerful, the outnumbered general woman named Dihya performed a final act of stubborn defiance against an Arab army invading her homeland in northwest Africa. Far from the stereotype of a …

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The Berbers welcome the Amazigh New Year | Berbers

The Berbers of North Africa are heralding the Amazigh New Year, with festivities featuring traditional food, music and dancing planned throughout the region. Friday marks the first day of the year 2968 for the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa, also known as the Amazigh. The Amazigh New Year – or …

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Who are the Amazighs of Egypt? – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

CAIRO – Visitors to the Siwa oasis quickly notice the friendliness of the people who welcome them. With warm smiles, the residents of the oasis take pride in showing visitors their cultural heritage and traditions. Unlike many other parts of Egypt, the Siwa Oasis, located 50 kilometers (31 miles) east …

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