Free People: The Imazighen of North Africa

North Africa is widely portrayed as a part of the ‘Arab world’ or even together or associated with the Middle East, with the unfortunate misconception that Arabs are indigenous to North Africa. Yet there is an extensive ‘non-Arab’ population in North Africa: the true Indigenous people of the region. We are called Amazigh, plural Imazighen, […]

The Taureg struggle to create an independent multi-ethnic homeland

June 22, 2012 – Less than a month ago, the media charged forward with reports that the Tuareg-led National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (Mouvement National De Liberation de l’Azawad – MNLA) had agreed to join forces with the Islamist group the Ansar Dine to create an Islamist state across the recently-liberated territory of […]

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