• Short Summary

    AFGOI, A SMALL VILLAGE NORTH OF THE CAPITAL, MOGADISHU, WAS THE SCENE LAST WEEK OF THE IS TUN FESTIVAL, WHICH IS PRE-ISLAMIC IN ORIGIN.

  • Description

    AFGOI, A SMALL VILLAGE NORTH OF THE CAPITAL, MOGADISHU, WAS THE SCENE LAST WEEK OF THE IS TUN FESTIVAL, WHICH IS PRE-ISLAMIC IN ORIGIN.

    THE FESTIVAL IS ONLY CELEBRATED IN THIS TINY VILLAGE AS IT IS BASICALLY A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO SIDES ARMED WITH STICKS. USUALLY, IT IS A FRIENDLY AFFAIR, BUT DUE TO THE FIERY TEMPERAMENT OF THE TRIBESMEN, THINGS SOMETIMES GET OUT OF HAND.

    THE LITERAL TRANSLATION OF IS TUN IS "HIT YOURSELF".

    ALTHOUGH THIS STRUGGLE IS CONFINED TO A VILLAGE ARENA, SOMALIA HAS HAD STRAINED RELATIONS WITH TWO NEIGHBOURS -- KENYA AND ETHIOPIA.

    THE PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMED HAJI IBRAHIM EGAL, SAID RECENTLY THAT HE WILL SEEK A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE BORDER DISPUTES WITH KENYA AND ETHIOPIA. BUT HE MAINTAINS THAT UNIFICATION OF SOMALI-POPULATED TERRITORIES REMAINS A SACRED AIM OF HIS GOVERNMENT. SOMALIA CLAIMS SOME BORDER TERRITORY IN NORTH-EASTERN KENYA AND SOUTH-EASTERN ETHIOPIA.

    THERE HAVE BEEN FREQUENT CLASHES BETWEEN KENYAN TROOPS AND SOMALI "FREEDOM FIGHTERS" ON THEIR FRONTIER AREA FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZC12LUBZG12YWWHCYAP9AK0I
    Media URN:
    VLVAZC12LUBZG12YWWHCYAP9AK0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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