• Short Summary

    As the Arab world mourned for President Nasser of Egypt, thousands of Sudanese gathered in Khartoum to pay their last respects to the leader of their northern neighbour.

  • Description

    As the Arab world mourned for President Nasser of Egypt, thousands of Sudanese gathered in Khartoum to pay their last respects to the leader of their northern neighbour.

    A procession wound its way through Khartoum on Thursday (October 1) at the same time as President Nasser's body was being taken to its resting place in Egypt. The Sudanese Head of State, Major-General Jaafar Nimeiry, was representing his country in Cairo but had nominated Ministers to represent him at the Khartoum procession.

    Sudan has always had close ties with Egypt and these have become even stronger since the military coup in Khartoum in May, 1969.

    Thursday's demonstration of grief in Khartoum was not as intense as the unprecedented scenes in Cairo but Sudanese sincerely mourned an Arab leader who they felt had done much to rid his country and the Arab world of foreign influences.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIRT9UZXLN8D4Z7PNKG2HB3JX
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIRT9UZXLN8D4Z7PNKG2HB3JX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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