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    AT NIKKI, THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF THE BORGOU REGION OF DAHOMEY, THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT, DR.?

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    AT NIKKI, THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF THE BORGOU REGION OF DAHOMEY, THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT, DR. EMILE-DERLIN ZINSOU WAS GUEST OF HONOUR ON THURSDAY (29 MAY) AT THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE BARIBAS.

    EVERY YEAR, THOUSANDS OF BARISAS FLOOD IN FROM ALL OVER THE REGION, AND EVEN FROM OVER THE BORDER WITH NIGERA TO TAKE PART IN THE FESTIVAL. IT CELEBRATES THE CORONATION OF THE FIRST BARIBA KING, SIMON SERO.

    THIS TIME, AS WELL AS DR. ZINSOU, THE DAHOMEY MINISTERS OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC HEALTH, THE PREFECT OF BORGOU, AND SEVERAL OTHER PROMINENT CIVIL AND MILITARY OFFICIALS JOINED IN THE CELEBRATIONS.

    THE PRESIDENT MADE HIS ENTRY TO NIKKI ON HORSEBACK AT THE HEAD OF A PROCESSION OF TWO HUNDRED RIDERS. AFTER THE MILITARY HONOURS AND WELCOMING SPEECHES, HE ADDRESSED THE CROWDS ON THE SOCIAL SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY. THEN HE OPENED A NEW PEOPLE'S PHARMACY CONSTRUCTED ENTIRELY BY THE EFFORTS OF THE NIKKI ASSOCIATION FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROGRESS.

    WHEN ALL THE OFFICIAL CEREMONIES WERE OVER, THE GUESTS TOURED THE SACRED PLACES, THEIR MOUNTED PROCESSION MOVING MAJESTICALLY TO THE SOUND OF SACRED DRUMS AND ROYAL TRUMPETS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTUVQJXNIBU5U5RST4RVECNIN
    Media URN:
    VLVADTUVQJXNIBU5U5RST4RVECNIN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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