• Short Summary

    EIGHT THOUSAND BULLOCKS LAST WEEK SWAM ACROSS THE DIAKA RIVER IN MALI DURING THE PEUL PEOPLE'S ANNUAL TREK FROM SAHOEL TO RICHER PASTURES IN THE SOUTH.

  • Description

    EIGHT THOUSAND BULLOCKS LAST WEEK SWAM ACROSS THE DIAKA RIVER IN MALI DURING THE PEUL PEOPLE'S ANNUAL TREK FROM SAHOEL TO RICHER PASTURES IN THE SOUTH. THEY STOPPED AT THE LITTLE MUD VILLAGE OF DIAFARABE WHICH IS ON AN ISLAND AT THE JUNCTION OF THE NIGER AND DIAKA RIVERS.

    DIAFARABE HOUSES A FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE BUT THE CATTLE OUTNUMBER THE INHABITANTS. FOR FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR THESE PEOPLE LIVE ON SAVANNAH AREAS HERDING THEIR CATTLE FROM ONE WATER WELL TO ANOTHER.

    BUT WHEN THE DRY SEASON COMES THEY RETURN TO THE SOUTH STOPPING AT THE VILLAGE FOR A FEW DAYS. THEY LIVE WITH PEOPLE OF THE BOZOS TRIBE WHO ARE FISHERMEN AND WHO HAVE MADE A BLOOD ALLIANCE WITH THE PEUL.

    TO REACH DIAFARABE TAKES 12 HOURS. THIS INCLUDES FOUR HOURS BY CANOE. THE VILLAGE IS SEPARATED FROM NEIGHBOURING MALI BY THE RIVER BORDER.

    THE BOZOS TRIBE ONCE PROVIDED PEUL WARRIORS WITH FAST CANOES FOR THEIR PROTECTION. ON LEAVING THE MACINA REGION THE PEUL BUILT UP A HUGE EMPIRE UNDER CHIEF SEKOU-AHMACOU FROM 1810-1844.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LS0HNCQ4K0L9YZX1XPRWOEBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LS0HNCQ4K0L9YZX1XPRWOEBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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