• Short Summary

    DELEGATES FROM SEVEN AFRICAN NATIONS HAVE BEGUN ARRIVING IN NIAMEY, NIGER, FOR A CONFERENCE CALLED TO DISCUSS WAYS OF IMPROVING THE LIFE OF NOMADS.

  • Description

    DELEGATES FROM SEVEN AFRICAN NATIONS HAVE BEGUN ARRIVING IN NIAMEY, NIGER, FOR A CONFERENCE CALLED TO DISCUSS WAYS OF IMPROVING THE LIFE OF NOMADS. THE DELEGATES WILL BE VISITING IN-GALL, NEAR AGADEZ, WHERE NOMADIC TRIBES HAVE BEEN MEETING FOR THEIR ANNUAL RAIN SEASON REST AND "SALT CURE". EACH YEAR THE NOMADS SPEND SEVERAL MONTHS AT IN-GALL TO RECOVER FROM THEIR WANDERINGS.

    AS THE RAINS ARRIVE, THE NOMADIC TRIBES PAUSE FROM THEIR MIGRATIONS TO TAKE THE "SALT CURE", BY BATHING IN THE SALTY RAIN POOLS WHICH ABOUND IN THE AREA.

    THE RAINS BRING AN ABUNDANCE OF GREEN GROWTH TO THE INHOSPITABLE LAND, AND ITS HIGH SALT CONTENT PROVES EQUALLY BENEFICIAL TO THE NOMADS AND THEIR ANIMALS.

    THEIR SHORT REST FROM THE HARSH NOMADIC LIFE PROVIDES THE MINISTER FOR NOMADIC AND SAHARA AFFAIRS, M. MOUDDOUR ZAKHARA, WITH THE CHANCE TO MEET WITH TRIBAL CHIEFS AND DISCUSS WITH THEM PLANS TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS.

    HE OUTLINED MOVES TO REDUCE THE CHANCES OF THEIR EVENTUAL EXTINCTION, BROUGHT ABOUT THE HARSH LIFE THEY LEAD.

    HE TOLD THEM OF PLANS TO PROVIDE NEW WELLS AND TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND MEDICAL CENTRES WHERE THEY CAN OBTAIN HELP IN THEIR WANDERINGS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BC5FJ5GO7DQBHZJRV1LN33F9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BC5FJ5GO7DQBHZJRV1LN33F9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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