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Escalating Conflict in Kabylie (Part 1 of 2)

**This is the first of a two-part series covering the Kabyle-Algerian conflict. The second part will deal with specific allegations of genocide by the Kabyle government in exile against the Algerian state and the petitions it has filed with two tribunals. ~~~ While wildfires occur almost every year in Algeria …

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Two sides of the same coin

Anyone who pays attention to the Arab-Israeli conflict over the past 20 years knows how those who regularly do propaganda on behalf of the Palestinian Arab cause try to hijack any cause or crisis in the world and turn it into a matter of Israel and the Palestinians. Given this …

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“Nightmare” of underage marriage for Moroccan girls

Nadia was just 16 when she was married off to an abusive husband old enough to be her father – an ordeal that thousands of Moroccan girls face each year due to a legal loophole. “I’ve been through hell. But the nightmare is behind me now,” she said. Nadia, from …

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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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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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The making of President Dbeibah | Habib Lassoued

In recent months, Abdulhamid Dbeibah has become the center of a well-oiled operation aimed at shaping his image as a popular leader. Libyan and foreign specialists participated in the exercise, which was managed by a central operating room in Turkey working with public relations firms in the United States and …

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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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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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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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Sport and society – Reed Magazine

Anthro 324 with Professor Silverstein examines how sport strengthens and challenges fundamental social constructs. September 10, 2021 Sports are deeply entangled and interwoven with social processes, cultural institutions and daily life in much of the world. In Anthropology 324, Professor Paul Silverstein approaches the game of sport as a set …

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Elections 2021- Vimy | Laval News

With a population of 111,867 and over 88,000 voters (2016), Vimy covers 35 km2 of the south-central part of the island. Liberal Annie koutrakis Elected to Vimy in 2019, she worked for 30 years in full-service investment firms. An avid volunteer, she was elected President, CEO, President of the Executive …

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Algeria recalls Moroccan ambassador following Berber comments

Algeria recalled its ambassador to Morocco on Sunday for consultations as a new diplomatic row erupted between regional rivals. The move came after Morocco’s envoy to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, expressed support for the self-determination of the traditionally agitated Kabylia in Algeria, a stronghold of the country’s Amazigh (Berber) …

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A new dawn for the Amazigh cause

This newcomer formed an alliance at the end of 2020 with two political parties that are members of the government majority, the National Rally of Independents (RNI) and the Popular Movement (deputy). Under the leadership of these two political groups, activists of the Amazigh movement are preparing to participate in …

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Berber New Year in North Africa

In North Africa among the Berbers, January 12e is the 1st New Year’s Day 2971 of the Amazigh (Berber) calendar which begins in 950 BC. Egypt until 715 BC. By Rabah Arkam This Berber king had succeeded in unifying Egypt and then invading the kingdom of Israel. He is said …

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Morocco makes French the language of economic success

RABAT (Reuters) – The Moroccan economy is lost in translation. Students wearing mortar hats wait to receive their diplomas following a graduation ceremony for students at the University of Rabat, Morocco on February 2, 2019. Photo taken on February 2, 2019. REUTERS / Youssef Boudlal With so many students dropping …

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Ring in 2969 with the Ottawa Amazighs

Inside a small community center in Gatineau, women in brightly embroidered dresses sing songs of the Amazighs, the indigenous people of North Africa. The women are preparing for a performance this Saturday to celebrate Yennayer, New Years Day for Amazighs, also known as Berbers. January 12 marks the start of …

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