Tag Archives: official language

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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Right-wing French candidate Zemmour praises Morocco’s former ban on foreign names

Far-right French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, who wants to ban Muslim names in France, hailed an outdated Moroccan ban on foreign names as “a great idea”. Zemmour said he changed his Moroccan birth name to Eric for ‘love of France’ [Getty] Right-wing French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour on Thursday applauded …

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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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Will Libya adopt a federal or non-centralized constitution?

Episode 36 of the Al-Ad Al-Aksi program series (The Countdown) addressed the most appropriate constitutional dossier for the Libyan status quo, Libyan wealth and the way it is managed in all Libyan regions. , in addition to the issue of which groups boycotted the drafting of the constitution when it …

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“Chant Amazigh” Brings Modern Traditional Sound of Majid Soula to New Listeners

CHARACTERISTICS “Chant Amazigh” Brings Modern Traditional Sound of Majid Soula to New Listeners By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni December 08, 2021 “Every time I set out to write a love song,” explains Majid Soula, speaking through a translator on a Zoom call, “it unfortunately turns into a song about justice. in place.” …

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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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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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Marginalized Indigenous Peoples of North Africa

The Berbers are the descendants of the pre-Arab populations of all of North Africa, from the far west of Egypt to the countries of the Maghreb. The Berbers, who refer to themselves as the Amazighs meaning “free man”, have been fighting for a long time for greater recognition of their …

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Morocco weighs heavily on French science education |

CASABLANCA – The question of teaching scientific subjects in foreign languages ​​is dividing politicians and intellectuals in Morocco where the public education sector is in crisis despite the reforms. A bill which would regulate the education sector and which was adopted by the Council of Ministers in mid-2018 was blocked …

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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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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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Not Arab, and proud of it – Foreign Policy

At first glance, nothing in the 25-year-old Tunisian musician Abdelhak Mahrouk distinguishes him. He has a serious but unkempt demeanor, eyes splayed and downcast, and a messy mop of black hair that reaches the top of a slightly twisted widow. His wispy goatee makes him look young for his age. …

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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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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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