On Tuesday evening the 13th of June 2017, CONIFA announced the admission of Kabylia as its 46th full member. A symbol on the eve of the National Day of Kabylie.
CONIFA, founded in 2013, which brings together representatives of the international selections of de facto nations, stateless nations, minority peoples, not affiliated to FIFA and wishing to participate in international competitions, has already organized two football World Cups, one in Lapland in 2014 and 2016 in Abkhazia.
Joining other nations, from all continents, such as Kurdistan, Tibet, Northern Cyprus, Sardinia, Abkhazia, Wallonia, Padania, Lapland, Zanzibar, Punjab, Monaco, Somaliland, Transnistria, Tamils, Darfur, Nagorny Karabagh, Casamance, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Greenland, Quebec, Western Sahara, etc. By becoming the 8th member in Africa, Kabylia will participate in the next World Cup in June 2018.
The admission of Kabylia was formalized this Tuesday night, the 13th of June 2017, and published it on their own social networks of CONIFA as well as on its official website:
On the Facebook page of the CONIFA @CONIFA, we can read:
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We are very proud to announce another growth of the CONIFA family in Africa: The Kabylie just joined our family!
ans’uf s CONIFA, dear Kabyles around the world!
On their official website, CONIFA presented Kabylia:
Kabylia is located in North Africa, between the Tell Atlas mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It’s called the African Switzerland.
Kabylia is the homeland of the Kabylian people who built his own identity and personality. It includes the historical space of the former « Wilaya III » during the Algerian war against France, adjusted to the nowadays socio-linguistic realities.
As Free Men of amazigh origin, by their language, their culture, their socio-political founding principles and their past and recent History, Kabylians constitute one people and one nation. They are 10 million Kabyles of which 2 abroad.