• Short Summary

    President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal was made an honorary professor of the National University of Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday (8 October).

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    President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal was made an honorary professor of the National University of Zaire's President Mobutu Sese Seko in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday (8 October). The solemn ceremony marked the end of a file day international seminar on culture and development held as part of the celebrations for President Senghor's 70th birthday.

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives of governments from all over Africa and the Middle East and Europe attended the ceremony. President Mobutu and President Senghor have signed three treaties in recent years. President Omar Bongo of Gabon was also present to witness this latest link between the two countries.

    President Senghor is one of Africa's oldest and longest serving leaders and a respected poet in French intellectual circles.

    President Senghor told the audience he felt unworthy of such an honour and was deeply touched by the affection shown by President Mobutu in his action. Nothing could be more significant, President Senghor said, than President Mobutu's presence at the closing session of the seminar because it was he who had brought the authentic negro culture back to Africa.

    Mrs. Senghor heard President Mobutu tell the guests that Europe had Marx. China had Mao and Africa should fell proud to have president Senghor.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA2RRL3KIS7MLYICM5M706YR3P
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2RRL3KIS7MLYICM5M706YR3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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