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Algeria: a free activist obtains refugee status in Tunisia

(Tunis) – Algerian authorities should immediately release Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian activist who disappeared a year ago from Tunisia and is currently being held under investigation by an Algerian court, and guarantee his freedom to leave the country. country, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. . Bouhafs lived …

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An expert from Morocco offers her advice to visitors

From seemingly endless deserts to dramatic mountains and enigmatic cities, Morocco has so much to offer visitors. And while the colorful city of Marrakech is a great place to start, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover further afield, as longtime Moroccan resident and author Alice …

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Camel caravans, kasbahs and Berber Jews

Nearly a quarter of a million Jews once called Morocco their home, making it the largest Jewish community in the Arab world. On a recent bright afternoon in Marrakech, I contemplated this astonishing fact as I walked through the maze of ancient melah (ghetto), where 50,000 Jews once lived and …

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Joe’s Pub in New York Unveils 2022 Habibi Music Festival

Eclectic music venue Joe’s Pub in New York City has announced the full lineup of Habibi Festival artists for its second annual edition, which will take place over five nights, October 11-15, 2022. In October, the Habibi Festival will feature music from Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, and more. …

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City Life Org – Joe’s Pub Announces Second Annual Habibi Festival Lineup October 11-15 – Sounds of Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Palestine with Noura Mint Seymali, Bedouin Burger, Bnat El Houariyat & Esraa Warda, Yacine Boulares ‘Night in Tunisia + More!

Bnat El Houariyat and Esraa Warda: Courtesy of the artist JOE’S PUB ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL 2022 HABIBI FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OCTOBER 11-15 SOUTH-WEST ASIAN AND NORTH AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH NOURA MINT SEYMALI, BEDOUIN BURGER AND THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF BNAT EL HOUARIYAT & ESRAA WARDA AND YACINE BOULARES NIGHT IN …

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Faced with economic difficulties, Tunisians celebrate the return of the music festival

Algerian singer Nedjim Bouizzoul performs at the Carthage Roman Theater during the 56th edition of the Carthage International Festival on August 5, 2022. Photo: AFP Algerian singer Amazigh Kateb performs at the Roman theater in Carthage on August 5, 2022. Photo: AFP Over the past five weeks, thousands of people …

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World Amazigh Congress accuses Morocco of maintaining racist policies – Middle East Monitor

The World Amazigh Congress (CMA) has criticized the Moroccan government for “maintaining dangerous state racism against Amazighs” – the indigenous people of North Africa. In a recent press release from the end of last month, the CMA criticized the current government of Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, who is of Amazigh …

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The fire of an Orthodox church in Egypt “caused by a short circuit”

A fire at a Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt’s Giza province during Sunday mass that claimed the lives of at least 41 people was caused by a short circuit in a generator, according to the attorney general. According to initial findings, the fire was caused by a short circuit. [Getty] …

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Egyptian border communities cut off from adequate health care, says new briefing

انقر هنا لقراءة هذا البيان باللغة العربية. Nubian, Bedouin and Amazigh communities in Egypt have struggled to access adequate health services during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new briefing released by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) reveals. This protracted health crisis for these marginalized groups is occurring despite a national commitment …

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Algeria’s latest step towards English in education poses logistical challenges

“We all know that the education sector is the biggest employer in Algeria. All disciplines except English are saturated. English will be taught in primary schools this year, so I chose to study it at university. Fouad Rajeh A recent high school graduate Othman Hamna, director of education for the …

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President Tebboune: Algeria will start teaching English in primary schools

Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire has prevented all-out war but remains fragile, says UN Security Council NEW YORK: Although a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants, brokered by Egypt on Sunday evening, ended intense fighting and appears to be holding, it is fragile and the underlying causes of the latest eruption of violence …

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Tunisians to vote on constitution on Monday

TUNIS: Tunisians will vote on Monday for a constitution that would give more power to President Kais Saied, a key moment in his plan to overhaul the political system. The referendum comes a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament. Its opponents have called for …

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Russian officials traveled to Iran to see drones (US official)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart rejected US accusations of sending Iranian drones to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine . The United States believes Russian officials recently visited an airfield in Iran to see attack-capable drones, U.S. National Security Advisor …

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A referendum on a new constitution is not the medicine Tunisia needs – Middle East Monitor

One of the most prominent officials close to the Tunisian president describes the latter’s approach to the current situation in his country: “It’s like giving an aspirin to a person with cancer. The former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tunis, Sadok Belaid, has been appointed …

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Tunisian president publishes amended draft constitution with minor changes

The anniversary of the Yazidi genocide is a grim reminder of Daesh’s crimes against humanity DUBAI: On August 3, Yazidis around the world will come together to mourn their brothers, sisters, parents and other loved ones who were massacred by Daesh eight years ago. It was on that fateful day …

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Tunisian post-revolution cinema in the spotlight

A triplet of Tunisian films have been selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, cementing its status as a regional film hub. Speaking with officials, The New Arab learns how the Arab Spring was a watershed moment in their growth. The country that triggered the wave of protests that would …

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How Arab Culinary Innovation Reinvented Portuguese Cuisine

Book Club: The contribution of Arabs and Moors to the Iberian Peninsula remains evident through architectural and academic advancements. But what about gastronomy? Portugal: The Cookbook details the vast extent of Arab culinary innovation in the country. Among other notable products, the Arabs and Moors brought sugar to the Iberian …

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Anti-Coup protests in Tunisia reveal the limits of a divided opposition

Thousands of people took to the streets last Sunday in the capital Tunis to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied’s coup in what was billed as the biggest demonstration to date against Saied since he took over. power on July 25, 2021. Saied, who was elected president in November 2019, …

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Algeria looks to Turkey to realize untapped economic potential

Growing regional ties and cooperation are driving rapid economic recovery for Algeria and Turkey, despite nearly two years of pandemic disruption and market volatility. A series of landmark agreements between Turkey and Algeria deepen bilateral cooperation, with the two countries sharing positive economic prospects. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s three-day presidential …

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‘Spiritual healer’ arrested for sexually abusing around 900 women in Tunisia

A Tunisian posing as a “spiritual healer” has been arrested after a TV report in which he confessed to tricking hundreds of women into having sex with him, a judicial source said. According to the TV report, the man, who introduced himself on his Facebook page as “Bolga Kahouli”, persuades …

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Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East?

Can Lebanon reverse the trend of futile elections in the Middle East? Supporters of the Lebanese Hezbollah group listen to a speech by their leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally in the southern city Thus, Lebanon returns to the polls on Sunday. Excited? No, me neither. Elections in the Middle …

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Marvel’s Moon Knight Signals SWANA Region Growth In Movies

Marvel bucked its own streak of Orientalist tropes with its latest film, Moon Knight, directed by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab. The New Arab charts the media franchise’s portrayal of the SWANA region and explains why Moon Knight could be a turning point. As people of South West Asian and North …

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Omens of war in Libya | Habib Lassoued

Omens of war continue to loom in western Libya due to outgoing interim prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s insistence on retaining power at all costs. It has become clear that Western capitals do not want a solution to the crisis that began in 2011, but only want to get their hands …

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Algeria accuses Morocco of attacking truck convoys in border area

CAIRO, April 12 (Reuters) – Algeria on Tuesday condemned what it said was an attack by Morocco on a convoy of trucks in the border area between Mauritania and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, saying it would put jeopardize the UN’s attempts to ease regional tensions. The alleged attack …

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Kuwaiti-Syrian broadcast angers Moroccans over ‘inaccuracy’

The decision of Muhammad Sami Al-Anzi, the director, to keep the background of the show’s protagonist, Tariq Ibn Ziyad, has drawn vague ire from Moroccans who consider Ibn Ziyad one of the most important historical heroes. important Amazighs. “It is humiliating to see this story broadcast on our national television,” …

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Covering local democracy in Tunisia: the Mourasiloun program

Written by Samer Elchahabi, Deputy Country Director, Tunisia A free press fueled by expert journalism is the backbone of any democracy. Journalists hold those in power to account, expose wrongdoing and provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Likewise, local stories cover local public affairs, hold …

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Who are the 4 African coaches leading their team to the World Cup?

Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will represent the continent at the next #QWC. Did you know that out of these 5 teams, 4 have local coaches? Cameroon Former star Rigobert Song was chosen last month to lead Cameroon’s national football team. He is one of only three African players …

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Diversity: Impact on Vaccine Equity (DIVE)

In partnership with Bytes for All, Grand Synergy Development Initiative and Verité Research, for this final report, Minority Rights Group International analyzed trust, uptake and access to the Covid-19 vaccine among indigenous Amazighs in Algeria, Somalis Muslims and other local minorities and indigenous communities in Kenya, religious minorities in Pakistan …

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Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Bayt Dakira in Essaouira – The North Africa Post

On Friday afternoon, Prince Albert II of Monaco paid a visit to the emblematic space of Bayt Dakira in Essaouira, a spiritual and heritage center for the preservation and promotion of Judeo-Moroccan memory. Exhaustive explanations were given to the Monegasque Sovereign on a private visit to Essaouira by André Azoulay, …

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Morocco blocks Amazigh national conference – Middle East Monitor

Moroccan authorities have banned the Amazigh movement in the country from holding a national conference scheduled for later this month, Hespress reported. According to the newspaper, the movement aimed to use the conference to consolidate its ranks and mobilize efforts to give new impetus to its work. It has seen …

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Tunisia: Dhahar destination wins the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, “Culture & Communities” category

Tunis/Tunisia — Destination Dhahar has won the Green Destinations Story Awards 2022, in the Culture & Communities category. Thus, Tunisia becomes the first Arab and North African country to win this distinction in the field of sustainable tourism. “Destination Dahar: Revitalization of Authentic Rural Region through Sustainable Tourism Model and …

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The Algerian Hirak returns to state authoritarianism

This Friday, February 18, 2022, the numbers were down from the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets of Algeria’s main towns and villages when the Hirak – which was first launched three years earlier on February 22 2019 – overthrew President Abdelaziz. Bouteflika. Many analysts believe …

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The Song of Ardent Desire by Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi

Inimitable Algerian artist Rachid Koraïchi’s latest exhibition, Le Chant de l’Ardent Désir, is a transcendental and hypnotic experience that compels the viewer to examine our shared experiences of loss, nostalgia, human suffering and dignity. It is difficult to describe the phenomenological experience of the encounter with the language of the …

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The fight against early marriage continues in Morocco

If the global celebrations of International Women’s Day are fast approaching. In Tamarwoute, in the south-west of Morocco, it’s not time to party. Women’s rights activists like Najat Ikhich are always busy working. Najat Ikhich is the head of rights group YTTO. An association that has been working for more …

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Impact of diversity on vaccine equity in Algeria

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Algeria. Repression intensifies as more human rights defenders are detained

Algerian authorities have stepped up their attacks on civil society in recent weeks, with the arrest of 27 human rights defenders and peace activists in February alone, Amnesty International said today. On February 20, a court in the western city of Tlemcen sentenced Faleh Hammoudi, head of the local branch …

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President meets Saudi minister – Middle East Monitor

Tunisian President Kais Saied wants to develop security and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, extremism and organized crime, he told the Kingdom’s Interior Minister Abdulaziz Bin yesterday. Saud Bin Nayef, during a meeting in Tunis. According to an official statement, Saied hailed the ties between Tunisia and …

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10 countries that aren’t popular (but should be)

Around the world, there are many countries that one might not consider for a vacation, but that could mean they are simply underrated – not unpopular. People like to travel to places they have heard so much about. It is easier to identify with a place that people like to …

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Tunisian faith communities sign coexistence pact – Eurasia Review

At a recent press conference in Tunis, Tunisia, religious communities in that country signed a jointly prepared “National Pact for Coexistence,” expressing their commitment to fostering a more peaceful society. “This initiative is a powerful sign of solidarity,” said Mohamad Ben Moussa of the Baha’i Office of External Affairs. “The …

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Will Smith’s daughter under fire for portraying Amazighs as ‘thieves’ in her book

Amazighs criticized Willow Smith’s novel for portraying the community in the same colonialist tone that savagely stigmatized them for decades. Willow Smith accused of spreading “hate” against Amazighs in her latest novel. [Getty] The daughter of Hollywood actor Will Smith is being criticized for portraying Amazighs, the indigenous people of …

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Crossing Africa: Faith on the Road – a film about religion, migration and social identities

Click here to read this article in English. By Emna Gelacia, Middle East and North Africa Programs Assistant at Minority Rights Group The stories of migrants in transit countries, though overlooked in the mainstream media, can be extraordinarily rich and complicated, especially for minorities. Crossing Africa: Faith on the Road …

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Morocco races against time to rescue boy stuck in well

Rescue operations are intensifying for five-year-old Rayan, who fell into a 100ft deep shaft three days ago, with drilling continuing in the village near Bab Berred in the northern province of Chefchaouen. Rescuers were able to send oxygen and water to the child through pipes, and a police helicopter is …

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Questioning the whiteness of the classics – remembering the Black Romans

As with all disciplines in the humanities, the classics have responded to Black Lives Matter with justifiable soul-searching. As a study of the ancient world, and particularly that of Mediterranean cultures, the classics have an important colonial heritage: British, French and Italian colonialists saw themselves inheriting or continuing a “civilizing …

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Hamza Nasri: A new chapter in the intimidation of human rights defenders

اضغط هنا لقراءة هذا البيان الصّحفي بالعربيّة Click here to read this press release in English The undersigned organizations condemn the prison sentence of queer activist and human rights defender Hamza Nasri after his participation in a peaceful march on January 18, 2021. The Tunis Court of First Instance sentenced …

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Morocco signs an agreement for the use of the Amazigh language in the courts

Despite Morocco’s recognition of Tamazight as an official language in Morocco’s 2011 constitution, it remains absent from official documents, schools and the media. Moroccan Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch (left) pledged to raise the profile of Tamazight during his election campaign last year [Getty] The Moroccan Ministry of Justice on Tuesday …

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Moroccan official says restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity – Middle East Monitor

Morocco believes that restoring relations with Spain needs a lot of clarity, government spokesman Mustapha Baitas said in remarks to the media after a cabinet meeting on Thursday. “With regard to Spain… King Mohammed VI underlined, last August, the importance of strategic relations between Rabat and Madrid… two years ago, …

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Morocco – well placed to benefit from Europe’s energy transition

Population: 37.13 million (+1.2% vs 2020) GDP per capita (PPP): $7,360 (+0.9% compared to 2020) Debt to GDP: 76.6% (+1.2% vs 2019) Power per capita: 765 kWh Reduced fossil fuel subsidies, CSP leader By the end of 2020, Morocco had 1.4 GW of installed wind, 530 MW of CSP and …

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Amazigh language problem falls short of expectations – Middle East Monitor

The Moroccan League for the Defense of Human Rights, MLDHR, indicated that it was following with interest the commitments made by the new government in its program and its concern to allocate significant financial resources to implement the constitutional requirements of the language Amazigh (Tamazight). The MLDHR supports the initiative …

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Morocco introduces new cybercrime laws – Middle East Monitor

Moroccan Justice Minister Abdellatif Wehbe said the ministry was working to introduce new legal requirements aimed at tackling cybercrimes, especially those targeting women and children. He explained that as part of ensuring compatibility with international standards, in particular the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Ministry of Justice, as part of …

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Star African tennis player to watch: Ons Jabeur

LONDON, UK, January 15 – DStv viewers can expect to see African tennis star Ons Jabeur in Grand Slam action when the Australian Open kicks off from Monday January 17, 2022 SuperSport is the ultimate destination for tennis fans, with an unrivaled selection of action from around the world. Tunisian …

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Morocco’s language course to boost prosperity

Morocco’s language course to boost prosperity Of the many indicators used to measure a country’s development prospects, perhaps the most overlooked is that of language. Around the world, governments seeking to gain competitive advantages are faced with crucial language policy decisions. Nowhere is this truer than in Morocco, where the …

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Almanac – Friday 01/14/2022 | KALW

Today is Friday, January 14, 2022 January 14 is the 14th day of the year 351 days remain until the end of the year 64 days until early spring The sun will rise in San Francisco at 7:24:12 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:14:53 PM. Today we will have …

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Ministry of Culture celebrates Amazigh New Year – Middle East Monitor

The Minister of Culture said that “there is a government discussion on adopting the Amazigh New Year as an official holiday, and we are awaiting the Prime Minister’s decision”. Thursday evening, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communication celebrated the Amazigh New Year, through a symbolic festive event in the …

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Tunisia imposes curfew ahead of protests marking Arab Spring anniversary

Opposition parties have denounced the curfew, which was officially passed to curb rising Covid-19 cases but coincides with the date of a planned protest marking the anniversary of the Arab Spring. Some political parties intend to continue planned protests despite curfew [Getty] Tunisian authorities announced a two-week night curfew and …

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A long battle for acceptance for Morocco’s Amazigh community

For decades, Morocco’s Amazigh community has advocated for official recognition of the new year as an official paid holiday, a symbolic recognition of the indigenous identity they hope to gain under the leadership of Amazigh Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch. Every year, Morocco’s Amazigh community is on hot coals ahead of …

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Tunisia lose 1-0 to Mali in game ended early by referee error

Tunisia were furious and officials stormed onto the pitch in protest, but post-match press conferences were in full swing before Confederation of African Football officials decided to play another four minutes. The match between Tunisia and Mali did not go as planned [Haykel Hmima/Anadolu Agency/Getty] Football’s Africa Cup of Nations …

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Yemen faces growing hunger and economic collapse amid escalating war, UN says

Escalating military action in Yemen has displaced more than 15,000 people over the past month, killed or injured more than 350 civilians in December and left the Arab world’s poorest country facing growing hunger and a economic collapse with no political solution in sight, senior UN officials said on Wednesday. …

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‘Scheherazade Opera’ in Tunis sings the history of women in the history of the region |

TUNIS- The Opera-Theater of the City of Culture in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will host, this week, the “Scheherazade Opera” by Lebanese artist Jahida Wahba, who had previously performed part of the musical in Tunisia before. pandemic, but it will be time to play the roles of six other characters …

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‘Opéra Shéhérazade’ in Tunis sings the story of women in the history of the region |

TUNIS- The Opera Theater of the City of Culture in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will host, this week, “Opera Scheherazade” by Lebanese artist, Jahida Wahba, who has already played part of the musical in Tunisia before the pandemic, but it will be time to play the roles of six other …

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The JMC festival in Tunisia ended in style

Tunisia hosted the Carthage Musical Days, known as JMC, its 7th edition after a blank year in 2020. The meeting has become a must for musicians from Africa and Arab countries. About forty groups from 20 countries participated in this hybrid edition between live music and online events. For example, …

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Algeria stuns Tunisia in injury time to win FIFA Arab Cup title

fast news Amir Sayoud scored the first goal in the ninth minute of extra time, and Yacine Brahimi sealed Algeria’s victory with the second goal scored at the last minute. The 10th edition of the Arab Cup was held at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. (AFP) Extra-time goals …

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Justice and Development Party demands Arabization of official documents – Middle East Monitor

The Moroccan Justice and Development Party has called for the Arabization of administrative documents and data on the websites of ministries and public establishments. This was mentioned in a statement by the party’s parliamentary bloc (opposition) to the House of Representatives on Friday. The party asked about: “The improvement and …

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7 MENA art forms on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list 2021

By the end of 2021, UNESCO has added a number of traditional art forms and rituals to its list of intangible cultural heritage, showcasing them to the international public and underlining their importance to communities. local. Of the new art forms added, seven are from the Middle East and North …

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The equestrian art of Morocco, Tbourida, on the UNESCO list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity

UNESCO integrated, this Wednesday, the Moroccan equestrian art of Tbourida into its intangible cultural heritage, a status allowing the preservation of this ancestral equestrian practice very popular in Morocco. The inscription of Tbourida on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was announced …

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Arabic calligraphy on the list of intangible cultural heritage of Unesco

Muscat – Oman, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, through a common Arab application file, has succeeded in inscribing Arabic calligraphy on the representative list of Unesco Intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The declaration came during the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the …

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Tunisian president extends suspension of parliament, sets elections in a year

Tunisian President Kais Saied said Monday that parliament, suspended nearly five months ago, would remain suspended until elections he has set for December 2022, and called a July referendum on constitutional reforms. In a speech on national television, Saied announced a “popular consultation” with the Tunisian people and said that …

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Diversity: Impact on Vaccine Equality (DIVE)

Duration: September 23, 2021 – March 15, 2022 Country: Algeria, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Communities: Indigenous Tamazight speakers in Algeria, Muslim Somalis and other local indigenous communities in Kenya, religious minorities in Pakistan, and Tamil and Muslim ethno-religious groups in Sri Lanka What is this program about? This project will …

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Tunisian parties reject president’s use of military in political struggles – Middle East Monitor

Three Tunisian parties rejected the involvement of the army by President Kais Saied in political conflicts. The Democratic Current Party, the Democratic Forum for Labor and Freedoms (Ettakatol) and the Republican Party denounced the content of Saied’s speech at a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on …

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What do Berber tattoos mean?

An ancestral practice Berber women are known for their keen sense of aesthetics. Their colorful traditional clothes and jewelry stand out easily against the desert landscape of Maghreb. Berber tattoos complete this elegant and neat look: these geometric signs in the shape of an arrow, a point or a triangle …

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After singing in Moroccan dialect, Myriam Fares prepares to sing in Tamazight

23 November 2021 Lebanese singer Myriam Fares is about to release a new song that uses the Berber language to sing. The Lebanese singer revealed, during her intervention in a television program, that she was about to release a new song whose lyrics are in the Amazigh language. Eleven years …

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Nippon Sayko: How Japanese Pop Culture Got Into The Heart Of Riyadh Season

“A rug is a work of art,” says FBMI director on project that supports Afghan weavers DUBAI: Four months ago the world saw how the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan after 20 years. “It was unimaginable that such a thing would happen overnight,” Farshied Jabarkhyl, whose parents fled Afghanistan in …

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The tension between Algeria and Morocco has implications for Spain

© Danielo / Shutterstock For decades, relations between Morocco and Algeria have been characterized by tension, indirect attacks and the support of proxies. Algerians support the Polisario Front, an armed group which fought Morocco for the control of Western Sahara from 1975 to 1991. Morocco is in charge of most …

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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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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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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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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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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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Tunisian MP imprisoned after criticizing president begins hunger strike

MP Yassine Ayari started his hunger strike in Mornaguia prison to protest against the oppression suffered by the army and his upcoming trial, his party said. MP Yassine Ayari has started a hunger strike in prison, according to his party [Getty] A Tunisian lawmaker suspended and imprisoned for condemning President …

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Green energy takes hold

It is of paramount importance that we examine the political economy of energy transitions in our current context where the energy security of the Global North trumps the human rights and sovereignty of the peoples of the South and where priorities are dictated by the people of the South. The …

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Tunisia: authorities must tell the truth about the kidnapping of an Algerian activist

Slimane Bouhafs, an Algerian convert and refugee recognized by the UNHCR, was reportedly kidnapped in Tunis on August 25 Activist reappeared in court in Algeria where he faces undisclosed charges “The Tunisian government shares responsibility for his fate and should confess its role in his kidnapping and return” – Amna …

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Renewal of Sufi rituals in war-torn Libya

The Sufi institute was closed for six years following the 2012 attack by militants who broke into the site, detonating part of its shrine and burning books. Bullets marks the minaret of the Sufi Mosque of Zliten in Libya, but followers of the Islamic spiritual tradition are striving to renovate …

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Bennani’s house: the couscous habous library

Bennani restored the tradition of couscous habous following the death of his mother. At first he would bring a huge plate of couscous to the nearby mosque, but later offer it to visitors to the house. From now on, couscous dinners take place every Wednesday during academic periods. “I reintroduced …

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Death toll rises to 65 as forest fires ravage Algeria’s Kabyle region

The death toll in the fires ravaging forests and mountain villages in Algeria’s Berber region rose to 65 on Wednesday, including 28 soldiers, the country’s civil protection authority announced, against 42 people and 25 soldiers on Tuesday. . President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said his North African nation would enter a three-day …

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The reshaping of the Arab working class

J.B. 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 hitherto refused to authorize a national trade union federation. …

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Algeria asks Rabat to clarify statements by UN representative on Kabyle people’s right to self-determination – Middle East Monitor

Algeria strongly condemned on Friday what it called a “serious deviation” committed by the Moroccan diplomatic mission to the United Nations (UN), after issuing an official memorandum in which Morocco expressly declared its support for “law. from the Kabyle people to self-determination. “ Moroccan media reported Thursday that the country’s …

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Amazighs throw key in consensual, constitutional elections on December 24 – LibyaHerald

By Sami Zaptia. London, June 18, 2021: Libya’s Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) yesterday renewed its rejection of Libya’s draft constitution and referendum on it, or its adoption as the constitutional basis for a single election, and rejected any constitutional rule – unless all Libyan ethnic components do not agree. The …

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Tunisians outraged by ‘inhumane’ police attack on stripped and beaten youths in the street

Tunisians were angered by a video showing police beating and stripping a youth in the street. Tunisians have expressed outrage on social media after a video emerged showing four Tunisian police officers beating a naked minor in the street. The video shows police stripping the youth naked in the Tunis …

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Maghreb, Africa – World Atlas

The region known as the Maghreb is a region in northwestern Africa. The word “Maghreb” literally means “west” in the Arabic language. This name makes sense because it is found in the west of the Arabian Peninsula, which is the original homeland of the Arabs. Today, the Maghreb encompasses the …

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Can a military parade help Libyan Haftar stay relevant?

Regional experts say warlord Khalifa Haftar is making desperate attempts to prolong his existence in the country, but the ground is slipping under his feet. Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, the so-called commander of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), recently invited members of the national unity government, including Prime Minister …

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