• Short Summary

    Last week saw the end of the month-long Moslem festival of Ramadan and in two central African countries thousands of Moslems celebrated the Id Al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the fast.

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    SV & MV Large crowd at prayer at BAMAKO (2 shots)
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    SV Crowd bow and kneel in prayer
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    SV Ministers kneel and bow in prayer in PORTO-NOVO
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    CU People praying (2 shots)
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    MA PAN People at prayer
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Last week saw the end of the month-long Moslem festival of Ramadan and in two central African countries thousands of Moslems celebrated the Id Al-Fitr festival which marks the end of the fast.

    In Bamako -- the capital of Mali -- thousands of Moslems gathered in the centre of the city on Thursday. The celebrations were attended by President Mousse Traore.

    It is estimated that 65 per cent of Mali's 5,257,000 people are Moslems.

    In Dahomey it was a similar story. There Moslems gathered in the entre of the capital, Porto-Novo to celebrate the end of the fast.

    The prayers were led by El-Hadj Moctar Raimi and the Government was represented by the Minister of Public Health and Social Affairs Captain Issifou Bouraima.

    In Dahomey, an estimated 13 per cent of the population of 2,870,000 are Moslems.

    SYNOPSIS: The month-long Moslem festival of Ramadan ended last week and was celebrated throughout the Moslem world.

    In the central Africans Republic of Mali -- where more than sixty per cent of a total population of over five million are Moslems -- thousands gathered in the centre of the capital, Bamakoi, to celebrate Id Al-Fitr festival at the end of the fast.

    And in Dahomey, many of the country's 220,0900 Moslems gathered in the centre of the capital, Porto-Novo, to celebrate the breaking of their month-long fast.

    They were led by El-Hadi Moctar Raimi. The celebrations were attended by many dignitaries.

    The Dahomey Government was represented by the Minister of Public Health and Social Affairs, Captain Issifou Bourajima. The fast of Ramadan is based on a lunar month which ends with the sighting of the new moon.

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    Film ID:
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    Media URN:
    VLVAEWLCGKVYRDOTBMM4ISSS4LYK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1974
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
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