Lawmakers in Morocco have approved a long-anticipated bill to recognise Berber as one of the country's official languages, although some Berber activists argue that the move does not do enough to promote true equality between Berbers and Arabs.
In Casablanca, the 4th Amazigh Theatrical Festival is promoting the use of the Amazigh language and cultural practices. Observers say that while this is a good way of promoting the culture, the responsible authorities in Morocco need to do more to shed light on Amazigh culture.
Volunteers in Zuwara in Libya's far west have been fighting crime in the city for five years to fill the post-revolution power vacuum. After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the port city of Zuwera in Libya was used by smugglers to smuggle people out of the country.