Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

"Ndiassane rediscovers the 'miracle' of its spring"

"Ndiassane rediscovers the 'miracle' of its spring"
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Online article of January 17, 2014, with a photo of Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta. Reports that Mr. Ahmet Kunta, spokesperson and son of the Qadiri Khalif General of Ndiassane, revealed that a spring which first erupted in 1883 is again providing potable water after several years of drought. In an interview with APS, Mr. Kunta spoke about the response of the local population to the reappearance of the spring; the historical significance of the spring and its importance as a water supply; and the possibility of creating a borehole. The spring reappeared as the Kunta family is preparing for the annual pilgrimage, scheduled for the following Monday (January 20).


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"Ndiassane rediscovers the 'miracle' of its spring"
"Ndiassane rediscovers the 'miracle' of its spring"
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Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS)
Description: Online article of January 17, 2014, with a photo of Khalif El Haj Mame Buh Mamadu Kunta. Reports that Mr. Ahmet Kunta, spokesperson and son of the Qadiri Khalif General of Ndiassane, revealed that a spring which first erupted in 1883 is again providing potable water after several years of drought. In an interview with APS, Mr. Kunta spoke about the response of the local population to the reappearance of the spring; the historical significance of the spring and its importance as a water supply; and the possibility of creating a borehole. The spring reappeared as the Kunta family is preparing for the annual pilgrimage, scheduled for the following Monday (January 20).
Date: January 17, 2014
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Thies, Senegal
Format: Text/pdf
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS); Maria Grosz-Ngate; Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Source: Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS); http://www.aps.sn/articles.php?id_article=123577 [accessed 30 January 2014]