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Afellay, a pride for the Rifians

Afellay, a pride for the Rifians
Afellay Ibrahim Afellay (born 2 April 1986 in Utrecht) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent (Rif region, Al Hoceima city) playing for PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie. He has played for the Dutch national youth team and is now part of the senior Dutch national team, who he represented at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He usually plays as the centre attacking midfielder for PSV Eindhoven but can also play at either Wings due to his pace... 

C.R.A vs. W.A.C, the pictures speak for themselves

C.R.A vs. W.A.C, the pictures speak for themselves
Chabab Rif Al Hoceima (C.R.A) Supporters Saturday 30th October, a long awaited match between Chabab Rif Al Hoceima (C.R.A) and Wydad Al-Bidaoui (W.A.C) was cancelled! [Show as slideshow] ... 

Traditional Amazigh Medicine

Traditional Amazigh Medicine
Traditional Amazigh Medicines Traditional Medicine Against Oral Thrush Therapies used in traditional societies are obviously remote from modern biomedical beliefs and standards. In Kabylia, for instance, traditional medicine is holistic and illness is regarded as the result of magical, divine, and natural forces. Therefore, the performance of highly symbolic rituals, which follow the duality principle (sun/moon, right/left, etc.) and the power of... 

Illegal Immigration.. Illegal Africa

Illegal Immigration.. Illegal Africa
Illegal Immigration.. Illegal Africa No easy walk to freedom” Nelson Mandela. Because the universe is arbitrary and mindless, and because life is short, and because we thirst for justice. But sometimes life is just one damn thing after another. On the world, apples and oranges can’t live together in juicy consonance. In much of our world today, everyone is special, every contribution is valuable, and every child gets a medal just for playing.... 

Imazighen in the Ghetto

Imazighen in the Ghetto
Imazighen Once upon a time, European colonialism was one of the means through which colonized people got access to modernity. And Amazigh (Berber) North Africa was no exception despite the long history of interaction between this part of the world and Europe. It was through the experience of French colonialism that North of Africa entered massively the history of the twentieth century much different from what it had been before. The currently pitiful... 

When Will Godot Come to Kids in Anefgu?

When Will Godot Come to Kids in Anefgu?
Anfgou “The tears of the world are constant quality.For each one who begin to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of a laugh. et us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. Let us not speak well of it either. Let us not speak of it at all.” (Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett) The quotation above extracted from Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. Sometimes subtitled... 

Tamaynut Amazigh Women Foundation

Tamaynut Amazigh Women Foundation
Tamaynut Amazigh Women Foundation TAWF We are proud to present ourselves as the Tamaynut Amazigh Women Foundation (TAWF) and would like to represent the Amazigh women of Europe within the EFF. With 35 divisions in Morocco and 4 European divisions, Tamaynut is an international Amazigh organisation and the largest one in the world of its kind. Imazighen are the indigenous people of North-Africa, who are still in discussion for recognition and respect.... 

The central position of women in the life of Imazighen

The central position of women in the life of Imazighen
Amazigh Women The Kabyles are an ethnic sub-group of the Berber people, today still living in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. They are the oldest known people of Northern Africa. The three most important groups of the Berbers in Algeria are the Chaouias, who live a semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Tuareg, famous the world over as the People of the Desert, and the Kabyles, who are sedentary. I was born in Kabylia and was able to observe how people preserved... 

Naoufal, the “Iron Leg”

Naoufal, the “Iron Leg”
Naoufal Benazzouz With more than 20 years of experience in various martial arts like the Full-contact and Kickboxing, Naoufal Benazouz or the “Iron Legâ€? as he is always nicknamed, has a history full of winnings and participations in different international and national fighting occasions. His first contact with martial arts was in a very early age. His father also helped him develop his interest in sport. Naoufal Benazouz... 

A Rifian Footballer joins Chelsea

A Rifian Footballer joins Chelsea
Khalid Boulahrouz Khalid Boulahrouz (born December 28, 1981, in Maassluis, Netherlands) is an Amazigh footballer from Rif ( Morocco) , who plays for the Netherlands national team, has recently joined Chelsea. His nickname is “Khalid the Cannibal” for his ability to “eat up” his opposition. When he was young he had a lot of problems, such as being sent away from the youth teams of Ajax and Haarlem. When he was sixteen his father... 
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