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Rif Independence Movement

The Rif Independence Movement (logo above) represents the Rif Republic:

The Rif Republic (1921-1926) — the full name was the Confederal Republic of the Tribes of the Rif — was independent in the northern part of today's Morocco:

French and Spanish colonial forces suppressed the Rif Republic with great brutality — which included the use of chemical weapons still affecting people in the Rif today. Since Morocco gained independence in 1956, there have been revolts and protests in favour of self-determination:


In 2013, the Rif Independence Movement has been reinvigorated by the political events of North Africa. Fifty percent of the Rif Republic population lives in diaspora, most of them in Europe.

For more detailed information on the Rif Independence Movement see:


For more information on the OEAS contact:

Dr. Jonathan Levy, PhD
Chief Administrative Officer OEAS