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ⴰⴹⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵊⴻⵔⵊⴻⵔ, ⵜⴰⵎⵓⵔⵜ ⵏ ⵉⵇⴱⴰⵢⵍⵉⵢⴻⵏ (Adrar n Ǧerǧer, Tamurt n Iqbaylien)

Le Djurdjura (s-tamazight: ⴰⴹⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵊⴻⵔⵊⴻⵔ, Adrar n Ǧerǧer) est un massif montagneux du nord de l'Algérie, sur la bordure méditerranéenne, constituant la plus longue chaîne montagneuse de la Kabylie. De forme lenticulaire, ses limites naturelles vont des environs de Draâ El Mizan jusqu’à Tazmalt, s'étalant donc sur une longueur de près de 60 km. Il appartient à la chaîne de l’Atlas.

On distingue deux parties du Djurdjura, à savoir le versant nord, qui englobe une partie de la wilaya de Tizi Ouzou (Draâ El Mizan, Boghni, Ouadhias, Ath Ouacif, Tassaft Ouguemoun, Ath Yenni, Ain El Hammam, Iferhounene), et le versant sud, comprenant les limites nord de la wilaya de Bouira, notamment M'chedallah, Haizer, Ath Laziz, Chorfa et les communes voisines dépendant de la wilaya de Béjaïa, en l'occurrence, Tazmalt, Boudjellil et Beni Mellikeche. C'est également sur ce versant sud que l'on retrouve la plaine ou vallée du Djurdjura, proprement dite, appelée notamment vallée du « Sahel-Djurdjura », s'étendant de la commune de Tazmalt jusqu'à Lakhdaria (ex-Palestro).

Le site est également une réserve de biosphère reconnue par l'UNESCO depuis 1997.

The Marrakechi evening skies are breathtaking this time of year. Can’t believe it was nearly a year ago that i moved to this crazy and beautiful city #marrakech #morocco #maroc #elmaghreb #africa #afrique #nordafrique #lespalmerais #atlasmountains #palmtrees #snow #summer #evening #sunset (at Marrakesh, Morocco)

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Blanc Ebène (White Ebony) 

By Patricia Willocq a White Congolese

“I was born and raised in the Congo (DRC). After leaving Africa, I spent my life traveling around the globe and  came back to my native country  in June 2013.

Being a person with albinism in many part of Africa is not the best gift life could grant you. Although, the Ndundus (albino in Lingala)  in the Congo are better off then their Tanzanian and Burundian counterparts  who are killed and mutilated by “witch doctors” - they are stigmatised and discriminated by the society.

But people with albinism in the Congo are gathering  and slowly making their way towards integration.

This photo report is a testimony of hope, courage, love and success to give them the dignity they deserve. It can hopefully be used to promote understanding and tolerance towards people with albinism  in the Congo and in the rest of Africa.”

*Albinism affects the production of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes. People with albinism have a reduced amount of melanin or no melanin at all, which can cause characteristic signs and symptoms often obvious from birth*

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Congo: Loved ones we’ve lost and Congo: “We’re still on the run”

The words of people who lost loved ones in DR Congo due to the conflict/war caused by savage terrorist Rwandan, Ugandan and Burundian militants. Even though the war officially ended in 2003 Rwandan and Ugandan militants who are connected to their government still continue to ravage Eastern DR Congo with the help of their governments (and also the a number of countries in the West and Asia) 

To find out more about the war and the people involved view the war tag and conflict minerals tag 

*non Congolese don’t give your input, your opinions are not welcome*

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Efé people

The Efé are part of the indigenous people of D.R. Congo and Central/East/Southern Africa (they have lived in the region before the Bantu, Sudanic and Nilotic ethnic group migrated there, forced their cultures onto them, displaced and in some cases enslaved them) they live in the Ituri Rainforest of D.R.Congo. The Efé  are considered by mitochondrial DNA haplotype analysis to be one of the oldest races on earth

The indigenous people also include the Baka who live in the North, the  Mbuti/Bambuti and that refers to refer to the Sua, Efé and Asua ethnic groups as a collective who lives mostly in the Ituri Forest. Then you have the Twa which includes the Mongo Twa, Kasai Twa and Great Lakes Twa. The Kasai Twa are also part of the Bakuba/Kuba people (the Kuba conglomeration). They are labelled as P*gmies and different indigenous ethnic groups also live in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia and face ethnic/institutional discrimination in the countries/regions they’re indigenous to.

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