By Libya Herald reporter.
Zuwara, 15 November 2015:
The decision by an Egyptian organisation to name Ghadames as the Arab Heritage City . . .[restrict]for 2016 has annoyed Libya’s Amazigh community.
They say that although Ghadames is celebrating the award, it is historically an Amazigh town not an Arab one. They claim it as a symbol of Amazigh culture.
“Amazigh activists are very angry about the title”, one of them told the Libya Herald.
“It’s insulting,” she said, speaking from Zuwara, effectively the ‘capital’ of the country’s Amazigh areas. “It’s crazy to ignore Amazigh culture, especially Ghadames which is a icon of Amazigh tradition.”
A local campaign has been launched to protest the award, she stated.
Meanwhile another contest is being organised by an international Amazigh group to select the most beautiful Amazigh town in north Africa.
Ghadames is being nominated. [/restrict]