• Short Summary

    Thirty six year old Prince Mahamat Youssouf was installed as the twenty-fourth Sultan of Baguirmi at a ceremony in Massenya on Monday (15 June).

  • Description

    Thirty six year old Prince Mahamat Youssouf was installed as the twenty-fourth Sultan of Baguirmi at a ceremony in Massenya on Monday (15 June).

    Watched by a large crowd and before members of the Government and other dignitaries, the Prince received his insignia of office, the 'Burnou', from the President of the Republic, M. Tombalbaye. A former member of parliament, the new Sultan succeeds his father, who died last April.

    In a speech before the installation, which took place in front of the new Sultan's home, the Prefect of Chari Baguirmi, M. Bakari Diallo, stressed the uninterrupted history of the Sultan of Baguirmi, whose line dates back to the 16th century.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7F2KUDJZUNGQNE924YTTSLDVP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7F2KUDJZUNGQNE924YTTSLDVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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