Morocco’s Rif Mountains Landscapes are about as spectacular a sight as can be beheld in this most northern western part of Africa.
Al Jazeera proposed on 28 September 2012 at 09:20 GMT a documentary titled :
The plight of the Rif: Morocco’s restive northern periphery.
Excerpts of ths TV programme is reproduced here just to give a fore taste to all.
It was about the unrest in the Rif Mountains. It is based on the tumultuous history of Rifians as a battered people on Morocco’s northern periphery.
The largely unknown mountainous region of the Rif, meaning “the edge of cultivated land”, in northern Morocco has struggled with central authority for the past century. The Rifian Berbers, ensconced in their mountains, have lived according to a code of honour, hospitality and revenge within their system of clans and kinship networks, allowing them to regulate justice and social order without the presence of state institutions for centuries. The Rifian Berbers, distinct from the Atlas Berbers in central Morocco, have their own Berber dialect, Tarifit.
For more details, please read http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/2012924103333182505.html