These recent waves of violence have often been depicted as an ethnic conflict between Arabs and Berbers
, who make up roughly twenty-five percent -- an estimated 9 million people -- of the Algerian population.
Garbed in colorful Berber
attire, and bearing acoustic guitars and some sort of traditional drum, the band embodied an aesthetic in line with their fusion sound, described as a mingling of Berber
rhythm with rock'n'roll energy.
Touring the exhibition, HRH Princess Sabeeka underlined its importance in highlighting the high value of the Berber
Summary: Clashes between Berbers
and Arabs in southern Algerian town of Ghardaia wound 10 people, including two gendarmes.
Ghadaia, about 600km from Algiers, is home to both Arabs and the Mozabite Berber
community, which speaks its own language and follows its own school of Islam.
Many houses looked like ruins with no windows or doors - it was a fascinating insight into the Berber
way of life.
The group climbed the mountain, known as the "Roof of North Africa," as part of a 12-day trip which included exploring the sights, sounds and aromas of the sprawling souks of Marrakech, as well as camel trekking through desert landscapes and experiencing colourful Berber
It is the strength and persistence of tradition, both Berber
and Arab, that makes the country so extraordinarily fascinating.
It has the largest traditional Berber
market (souk) in Morocco, with some 18 souks selling anything from traditional Berber
carpets to modern consumer electronics.
Moroccan Amazigh is a form of traditional music played by Morocco's Berber
Most academic knowledge of Kabyle (the Berber
language) is produced in Paris.
The beauty secrets of the 100% pure Moroccan Argan oil had been known to the women of the Berber
tribe in Morocco for thousands of years already as they have been using the oil in their beauty regimen.
But now, after enduring their lot for years, the 40 Berber
families in Azdine have started protesting for better services.
Included among the contributors are prominent names in Berber
studies, including the lead editor, Katherine E.
Meanwhile, several hundred people from one of Libya's biggest ethnic minority group, the Amazigh, or Berber
pushed their way to the doors of the prime minister's office Sunday to press their demands for greater representation as they seek recognition of their language and culture now that former dictator Muammar Al Qathafi's rule is over.