Berbers in the News

Berber activists have been working to gain cultural and linguistic rights for decades. This month, the Berber national awakening has caught the attention of a number of commentators:

The Economist asks whether the Berbers have joined the Arab Spring.

In The Guardian, Moez Zeiton discusses Amazigh resistance to Muammar Qaddafi's regime.

In The New York Times, C.J. Chivers discusses the Berber minority in the context of the Libyan conflict.

For more on the Berbers of North Africa, look for our podcast, coming next week!

Alona Ferber

Diwaniyya Contributor