Madam Mariam Ould Daddah, wife of President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, was in Senegal as a delegate at a conference of women lawyers on Monday (10 July) at the time when her husband was overthrown.
GV INTERIOR: conference hall delegates seated.
CU: Madame Mame Madior Boye speaking.
SV: Prime Minister Abdou Diouf listening.
SV: ministers listening. (3 shots)
SV: women delegates listening. (2 shots)
SV: Mme. Boye speaking
SV: minister (male) listening.
CU AND GV: Madame Tolman speaking.
SCU: woman listening
SCU: Prime Minister Diouf speaking.
SV: delegates rise
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Background: Madam Mariam Ould Daddah, wife of President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania, was in Senegal as a delegate at a conference of women lawyers on Monday (10 July) at the time when her husband was overthrown. Lieutenant-Colonel Moustapha Ould Salek took power in Mauritania in a Lieutenant-Colonel Moustapha Ould Salek took power in Mauritania in a bloodless military coup and offered to seek an end of the war against Algerian-backed Polisario guerillas. Madam Daddah, a lawyer, headed Mauritania's delegation to the conference.
SYNOPSIS: It was 26th Congress of Women Lawyers and meetings were held in the capital of Senegal, Dakar. Madam Mame Madior Boye, President of the Association of Senegalese women lawyers was one of the speakers at the opening session which was opened by Senegal's Prime Minister M. Abdou Diouf and attended by several other ministers. The theme of the six-day conference is "The rights of a child to full development in a world of solidarity, backed up by legal sanctions on states and the international community."
This is the first time such a congress has taken place in Senegal, and this year a Federation of African women lawyers will be formed. After the opening session the delegates broke up into groups to form working parties on different subjects. Outside the conference hall there have been dinners, receptions, visits to the theatre and museums arranged. The delegates will also be taken on tours to Nianing and Gorec
The delegates to the conference come from all over the world, including the United States, France, Cuba, Chile, Austria, Switzerland as well as from most African countries. The Federation which was founded in Paris in 1926, not only includes, judges barristers, and lawyers, but also others who are connected with legal work like diplomats