Tag: Amazigh

Morocco: Amazigh New Year Becomes Official National Holiday

May 3, 2023

King Mohammed VI of Morocco decided to declare the first day of the Amazigh year as a national paid holiday in line with the constitution ... Read More

The War of Languages in Algeria Undermines Social Peace

October 22, 2018

In a sign of a frail social peace, Algeria is on the brink of a new language war as Amazigh population in the Kabylie announced ... Read More

Feeling Insecure, Algeria’s Berbers Look to Set up Own Forces

June 13, 2018

The Amazigh population (Berbers) in Algeria’s restive Kabylie region are looking to establish their own security forces to protect themselves against the violence and excess ... Read More

The Plight of Minorities in Algeria

September 18, 2017

Algeria has been repeatedly lambasted in reports by international rights watchdogs for its systematic discrimination against minorities, whether religious, linguistic or ethnic. Intolerance towards minorities ... Read More

Int’l Rights Watchdogs Slam Algeria for Discriminating against Amazigh Minority

May 30, 2017

Human Rights Watch, EuroMed Rights, Amnesty International, and Front Line Defenders have condemned in the strongest terms Algeria’s discrimination against the Amazigh (Berber) minority and ... Read More

Thousands March in Tizi Ouzzou for Independence of Kabylie from Algeria

April 21, 2017

Thousands took to the streets of Tizi Ouzzou in response to the call by the Movement for the Independence of Kabylie (MAK), on the occasion ... Read More

Morocco: New Government Chief Unveils 2017-2021 Plan

April 20, 2017

The newly formed Moroccan government has unveiled its 2017-2021 plan as a continuation of the “reforms” launched by the previous government notably in terms of ... Read More

Algeria: Another Hunger-Striking Human Rights Militant Evacuated from Prison to Hospital

January 20, 2017

Amazigh militant and human rights activist Kamal Eddine Fekhar was rushed from prison to a hospital in the city of Mina near the restive Algerian ... Read More

Protesters in Algeria Call for Self-Determination of Kabylie Region

January 16, 2017

Year after year, the movement for the self-determination of the Kabylie region (known by its French acronym MAK) gains ground among the population of the ... Read More

Amazigh Language to Feature in Bank Notes, Official Documents

July 29, 2016

The long awaited-for organic draft law on the implementation of the official character of Amazigh provides for a set of measures to be adopted gradually, ... Read More