• Short Summary

    Africa's first woman notary was sworn in during a brief ceremony on Friday afternoon (25 January) in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.

  • Description

    Africa's first woman notary was sworn in during a brief ceremony on Friday afternoon (25 January) in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast. Madame Marcelle Richmond, the daughter of the Ivory Coast's Minister of State M. Auguste Denise, took her oath in the Palace of Justice in the presence of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny.

    Madame Richmond received her law degree from the University of Abidjan in 1966. She then served her legal apprenticeship with an Abidjan lawyer before completing her training with the senior Notary in Avignon, France. Returning home, she was appointed the Notary of Abidjan on 9 January this year, taking her oath-of-office on Friday.

    As a notary, Madame Richmond will be responsible for dealing with legal transactions, the sale of land, marriage contracts, and other civil law matters.

    SYNOPSIS: Madame Richmond graduated from the University of Abidjan with a law degree in 1966. She then served her legal apprenticeship with an Abidjan lawyer, before continuing her studies abroad in France, returning home earlier this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJ195K2SZV9M2HRC4RWDEYRTP
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ195K2SZV9M2HRC4RWDEYRTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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