• Short Summary

    MUSLEMS IN DAKAR, THE CAPITAL OF SENEGAL, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) CELEBRATED THE FESTIVAL OF TABASKI. AT?

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    MUSLEMS IN DAKAR, THE CAPITAL OF SENEGAL, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) CELEBRATED THE FESTIVAL OF TABASKI. AT THE MAIN MOSQUE THE FAITHFUL GATHERED TP PRAY AND WITNESS THE TRADITIONAL SACRIFICE OF A RAM.

    THE SENEGALESE HEAD OF STATE, PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR DID NOT ATTEND THE CEREMONY THIS YEAR. LAST YEAR, HE NARROWLY ESCAPED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AFTER THE CEREMONY. YESTERDAY, (SUNDAY) HE WAS REPRESENTED BY M. AMADOU CISSE DIA, WHO IS REPORTED TO BE ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S MOST TRUSTED MINISTERS.

    THE CHIEF IMAM, WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE MUSLEM COMMUNITY IN DAKAR, LED THE PRAYERS AND OFFERED THE TRADITIONAL RAM SACRIFICE.

    EACH OF THE MUSLEMS ATTENDING REPEATED THE SACRIFICE ON THEIR RETURN HOME. IT IS SAID TO BE AN OFFERING MADE WILLINGLY BY MUSLEMS NO MATTER HOW POOR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFLDK96TYXBHZ753AWZUWCE5Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAFLDK96TYXBHZ753AWZUWCE5Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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