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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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Unity efforts continue after transitional government vote in Libya

Lawmakers in Libya’s divided government have embarked on efforts to unify the legislature after a transitional government was selected in December to lead the North African country to elections. Members of Libya’s parliament began arriving in the western town of Sabrath on Sunday and plan to meet for a consultative …

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Libyan Amazigh Council calls for boycott of referendum on constitution

The Supreme Council of Libyan Amazighs on Thursday rejected in a statement the results of the Hurghada Constitutional Commission, including the decision to hold a referendum on the Libyan draft constitution. The statement said the referendum is hostile action against the Libyan Amazighs, who will boycott the referendum and fail …

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Algeria celebrates Amazigh New Year Yennayer 2971 today

Algeria today celebrates the Amazigh New Year known as Yennayer. It coincides each year with January 12 of the Gregorian calendar. Commemorating the triumph of the Berber king Sheshonq I (Chachnaq in Berber) and his enthronement as pharaoh of ancient Egypt in the year 950 BC, this year 2021 corresponds …

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Gafsa governorate calls general strike – Middle East Monitor

Gafsa governorate in southern Tunisia staged a general strike on Thursday that included most of the city’s public amenities to demand development projects and job opportunities for the unemployed. Public and administrative institutions, in particular, have closed their doors since morning. Meanwhile, strikers from several sectors, unemployed people and representatives …

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Tunisia allows man to drop name linked to slavery

The Court of First Instance of Medenine, in south-eastern Tunisia, ruled on October 14 allowing Hamdan Atig Dali, 81, to delete the term “atig”- which means freed slave – of his name in all official documents. The justice ministry rejected the same request in 2017, saying there were no competent …

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Christians – Minority Rights Group

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Jews – Minority Rights Group

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Bahá’í – Minority Rights Group

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Black Tunisians – Minority Rights Group

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Amazigh – Minority Rights Group

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France and Tunisia want to restart negotiations in Libya

The UN says the “last thing” Libya needs is more conflict on its territory, after Egypt warned of military intervention in the neighboring country. Children wave Libyan and Amazigh flags during a demonstration in Martyrs Square in the center of the Libyan capital Tripoli, currently held by the UN-recognized government …

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Extractivism and resistance in North Africa

North African countries are key suppliers of natural resources to the global economy, from large-scale oil and gas extraction in Algeria and Tunisia, to phosphate mining in Tunisia and Morocco, water-intensive agro-industry associated with tourism in Morocco and Tunisia. The commodification of nature and the privatization of resources involved in …

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Akal movement struggles to revive Tamazight language and identity – Middle East Monitor

The founders of Tunisia’s emerging AKAL party say the time has come to rehabilitate the Tamazight language and identity of the country’s indigenous people, who have been marginalized for decades. The word “Akal”, which means land in the Tamazight language, has a fundamental meaning for the cultural movement that has …

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The rich mythology and megalithic culture of the ancient Berbers, lords of the desert

The Barbarian Coast of North Africa was named after the Berbers, the nomadic people who inhabited the region west of the Nile Valley in North Africa. Called the Amazighs or Imazighen in antiquity (meaning “free humans” or “free men”), they are among the oldest inhabitants of North Africa. Their rich …

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Celebrating the Amazigh New Year in Morocco and beyond

Moroccan Imazighen (plural of Amazigh, meaning “free man” or “noble man”), as well as Imazighen from neighboring North African countries of Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and even from all over the world , celebrate the first day of the Amazigh year 2969 today January 12. Unlike the commonly used Gregorian …

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Libyan border closure weighs on Tunisian informal trade

Tunisia and Libya are heavily dependent on informal cross-border trade, but recent restrictions on the Libyan side have triggered weeks of instability and chaos. TRT World visits the border town. The “Souk Maghrebi” market offers a colorful range of products for locals and visitors. (Alessandra Bajec / TRTWorld) BEN GUERDANE, …

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Imazighen – Minority Rights Group

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Bill paves way for Amazigh language academy

ALGERIA Algeria approved a bill paving the way for the creation of an Amazigh language academy dedicated to teaching and promoting research on Tamazight, as well as its standardization. “This is a historic decision and a breakthrough which completes the process of rehabilitation of Tamazight, opening up considerable prospects for …

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The Kabylia football team | New internationalist

April 30, 2018 For marginalized Kabyles in Algeria, even a football match can be problematic. Alessio Perron on the political struggle in the region Qualifying for a soccer world cup is usually followed by a party. When Peru qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the country celebrated with such …

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Berbers – Minority Rights Group

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Amazighs say Beida government’s fatwa authority incites genocide – LibyaHerald

By Hadi Fornaji. Tunis, July 10, 2017: The Amazigh Supreme Council has accused the Islamic Affairs and Endowments Authority which is part of the Beida-based interim government of inciting genocide against the Amazigh community. This follows a fatwa last week from the authority condemning Ibadis as infidels and “Kharijites”. Ibadi …

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In Tunisia, hope for a bright future

“Right after the revolution, in 2012, I returned to Tunisia to see my family,” Inès Manai wrote in an email earlier this month of the photo report posted here. “When I was walking in the streets of Tunis, I saw an evolution. The girls I remembered confined to their houses …

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Did you know that a Tunisian pope created Valentine’s Day?

Beyond the flood of everything red and heart-shaped, very little about Valentine’s Day can be considered factual, and it’s quite difficult to distinguish between the historical and the mythical. It is said that the day of love takes its name from that of a saint, but there is no consensus …

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Echoes of Tunisia in Morocco as protests continue

RABAT, Morocco (AFP) – Morocco has arrested 11 people suspected of manslaughter following the death of a fish seller whose crash in a garbage truck sparked protests, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Mouhcine Fikri, 31, was accidentally killed on Friday in the northern town of Al-Hoceima as he tried to protest …

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Integration of Tunisian Islamists – Foreign Policy

In May, the head of the the biggest party in the Tunisian parliament made a dramatic announcement. “There is no longer any justification for political Islam in Tunisia”, noted Rached Ghannouchi, explaining why his Ennahda party has decided to distance itself from its Islamist origins and to redefine itself as …

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The Berbers celebrate the Amazigh New Year | News

Monday marks the first day of the year 2964 for the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. The Berbers of North Africa are celebrating their New Year, with festivities planned in several cities, including the Moroccan capital of Rabat. Monday marked the first day of the year 2964 for the indigenous …

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Berber protesters force their way into Libyan parliament

TRIPOLI: Members of Libya’s ethnic Berber minority broke into the parliament building in Tripoli yesterday, smashing windows and destroying furniture, during a protest demanding greater recognition, a spokesman said of the assembly. The protest took place during a break in a regular assembly session, General National Congress spokesman Omar Hmaiden …

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Amazighs face Islamic harassment – Eurasia Review

By Mawassi Lahcen Threats from radical Islamists prevented Tunisian Amazigh associations from holding a conference in the southern region of Matmata. Six Tunisian Amazigh groups planned their event, which aimed to unite the Tunisian Amazigh movement, to coincide with the 20th Tamezret Festival for Amazigh Culture on August 24 and …

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