• Short Summary

    Many of Upper Volta's government leaders travelled to the town of Ouahigouya -- home of Prime Minister Gerard Kango Ouedraogo -- last week for the wedding of the premier's daughter, Berths Christians.

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    Many of Upper Volta's government leaders travelled to the town of Ouahigouya -- home of Prime Minister Gerard Kango Ouedraogo -- last week for the wedding of the premier's daughter, Berths Christians.

    Huge crowds curved round the bride during the wedding procession to the Hotel de Ville. The bridegroom was Mr. Is???ka Abdou from Nigeria. South he and his bride are students in France.

    SYNOPSIS: A big day for the town of Ouahigouya, a hundred miles north of Upper Votla's capital, which was last week the scenes of one of the country's most important wedding ceremonies. Many of Upper Volta's government ministers had travelled to the town to see the marriage of the elder daughter of the country's Prime Minister, M. Gerard Kango Ouedraogo. The Premier, who comes from Ouahigouya, led his daughter in the wedding precession on the way to the Hotel de Ville for the civil ceremony.

    This was a true marriage of religions and nationalities. The bride from Upper Volte, Berths Ouedraogo, is Christian. But her bridegroom, Mr. Iseska Abdou, is a Moslem -- and he comes from Nigeria. They were married by the Mayor of the bride's home town.

    Local elders performed traditional ceremonies -- pouring libations on the earth and beating anvile as an invocation to their ancestors to protest the newlyweds.

    At the end of the civil ceremony, the young couple led a wedding procession nearly a quarter of a mile long. Among the guests were the National Assembly president, M. Joseph Ouedraogo, and the Minister of the Interior, M. Gabriel Yerian Some. The bride is a student and has been studying law in France. Her bridegroom has also been pursuing studies in France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC63ESF304J2HLKOV61KH4OVT4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC63ESF304J2HLKOV61KH4OVT4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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