Morocco’s Amazigh want their new year to become official holiday

Amazigh people celebrate their new year outside the parliament with calls on the state to recognise the day as an official holiday and protect their language in Rabat, Morocco January 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed ElJechtimi

RABAT (Reuters) – Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco’s capital Rabat late on Saturday to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday. Home to North Africa’s biggest Amazigh, or Berber, population, Morocco long marginalised its language and culture in favour […]

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