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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Le Mzab, ses difficultes et ses realisations, l'activite economique, la situation de l'agriculture ont souvent constitue matiere a exploiter.
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.
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.
Il s'agit d'une soiree mozabite animee par l'association [beaucoup moins que] Izelwen Mzab [beaucoup plus grand que].
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.
Des stands sont occupes par la DJS, la direction du tourisme, la direction de la protection de la vallee du Mzab ou celle des forets, qui rassemblent toutes les richesses architecturales et culturelles de la ville.
La majeure partie des 1500 puits que compte la vallee du Mzab [beaucoup moins que] risque de s'effondrer [beaucoup plus grand que] et menace de [beaucoup moins que] ragiliser [beaucoup plus grand que] davantage les batisses mitoyennes, confie a l'APS le responsable du patrimoine a la direction de la culture de la Ghardaia.
beaucoup moins que] Elle s'exprime linguistiquement de facon manifeste dans les regions ou il existe une masse critique de locuteurs a meme de rendre evident et indiscutable l'usage de tamazight (Aures, Mzab, Kabylie, Hoggar-Tassili, Chenoua-) [beaucoup plus grand que] ajoute-t-il.
Enfin, [beaucoup moins que]Revolution Zend de Tariq Teguia met en exergue le parcours du journaliste Ibn Battuta, envoye pour realiser un reportage sur des affrontements communautaires au Mzab.