Mzab

Mzab

(əmzäb`), stony, barren valley, Algeria, in the N Sahara. It was settled c.1000 by members of an austere Muslim sect, the Kharijites. The inhabitants, called Mozabites, dug wells, created date-palm oases, and built seven towns, united in a confederation. As traders, they made the area a caravan junction. France occupied the Mzab in 1853 and annexed it formally in 1882. It was transferred to Algeria in 1962. Water is pumped from more than 4,000 wells and 6 dams. GhardaïaGhardaïa
, town (1998 pop. 110,724), N Algeria. It is the chief town of the Mzab, a stony, barren valley of the N Sahara. Ghardaïa is a center of date production and of the manufacture of rugs and cloth. The city was founded in the 11th cent.
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 is the region's principal town.
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Les instances compA@tentes ont engagA@ la rA@habilitation du tronAoon GhardaA a-Hassi Messaoud en passant par la wilaya de Ouargla, A partir de l'intersection entre la RN 1 et la rocade de la vallA@e d'Oued Mzab jusqu'aux frontiA?
Wadi M'zab arises from the confluence of two tributaries of Wadi el Haimeur northwest and Wadi Wadi Labiad West, Wadi Touzouz low impotence, joins the river upstream of Mzab Ghardaia palm grove at an altitude of 745 meters upstream, the river runs about 270 km from west to east to reach the depression Sabkhet safioune its natural binding, at an altitude of 107 meters (figure 2).
The Coalition Command said the air raids also targeted the headquarters of Mohammed Hassan Qabali in Bani Moaz in Sadaa, Ahmed Nasser Almaran in Bani Moaz in Saada, Hamid Alsmad, the official spokesman of the Houthi militia Mohammed Abdulsalam in Sohar Directorate, Houthi political office director Saleh Habra in Saada, Ahmed Saleh Hendi in Mzab, member of the Houthi Cultural Office Saleh Alsmad Abu Fadel, Abdulkarim Alhouthi in Dhyan, director of the Houthi militia office in Altalh Mehdi Al-Mashat and two headquarters of the Houthi militia military leaders (Dgsan and Abu Salem) in Saada, in addition to destruction of the headquarters of the leader of Yousef Al-Fishi.
The Coalition Command indicated that it intensified raids on the headquarters of the Houthi leaders in Saada, including headquarters of Mohammed Hassan Qabali in Bani Moaz in Saada, Ahmed Nasser Almaran in Bani Moaz in Saada, Hamid Alsmad, the official spokesman of the Houthi militia Command Mohammed Abdulsalam in Sohar Directorate, the Houthi Political Office Director Saleh Habra in Saada, Ahmed Saleh Hendi in Mzab, the Member of the Houthi Cultural Office Saleh Alsmad Abu Fadel, Abdulkarim Alhouthi in Dhyan, the Director of the Houthi Militia Office in Altalh Mehdi Al-Mashat and two headquarters of the Houthi militia military leaders (Dgsan and Abu Salem) in Saada in addition to destruction of the headquarters of the leader of Yousef Al-Fishi.
to the south of the coast and the mountains lie the sahara desert with sand dunes of the grand erg oriental where there are interesting destinations such as the city of ghardaia with its landscape and the nearby mzab valley.
Le Mzab dans le sud algerien, l'Azawad, la Tunisie, les Pays bas, et bien sur le Maroc.
Since then, the Ibadis were forced into the desert, where they still survive in the Mzab oasis in Algeria, and into some parts of southern Tunisia, in particular the island of Djerba.
In the meantime, the White Fathers, who were establishing posts in the northern borderlands of the Sahara, opened a station in the Mzab at Metlili in 1874.
Comme dans d'autres de ses ecrits, Meunier souleve ici la possibilite d'une influence ibadite ancienne sur la vie musulmane de la ville liee au role des commercants ibadite du Mzab (Algerie) dans le commerce transsaharien -- position rejetee par plusieurs islamologues qui etudient l'Afrique de l'Ouest.
In response to Celarie's question about the possibility of going out and walking around freely, a woman from Mzab comments: "I would go anywhere by bariche [sic], by boat, by tomobile [sic].
Interroge sur le sort des detenus impliques dans les evenements tragiques qui ont secoue des villes du Mzab en 2013, le ministre a precise qu'il a ete sollicite par les notables de la region, pour une grace en leur faveur.
A l'ouverture, le Docteur Kameldine Fakhar, journaliste independant et activiste amazigh au Mzab (Sud algerien), apres un bref historique du Mzab, a relate en details la tragedie survenue dans cette region ces derniers mois.