Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

Ndiassane annual pilgrimage: The government reaches out to all religious communities

Ndiassane annual pilgrimage: The government reaches out to all religious communities
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The article focuses on the message conveyed by the government on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage celebrations in Ndiassane. Minister of the Interior Ousmane Ngom, who headed the delegation of national and regional officials, transmitted greetings and well-wishes from the head of state to the Khalif, and then addressed himself to all religious leaders, Muslim as well as Christian. He noted that they are educators, opinion leaders, and important intermediaries in the Senegalese social fabric and are well placed to remind Senegalese of their cultural and religious values. Thus, they are being asked to support the President of the Republic in his quest to make Senegal an emerging country by urging "our compatriots" to change their behavior in the right direction.

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Ndiassane annual pilgrimage: The government reaches out to all religious communities
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Description: The article focuses on the message conveyed by the government on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage celebrations in Ndiassane. Minister of the Interior Ousmane Ngom, who headed the delegation of national and regional officials, transmitted greetings and well-wishes from the head of state to the Khalif, and then addressed himself to all religious leaders, Muslim as well as Christian. He noted that they are educators, opinion leaders, and important intermediaries in the Senegalese social fabric and are well placed to remind Senegalese of their cultural and religious values. Thus, they are being asked to support the President of the Republic in his quest to make Senegal an emerging country by urging "our compatriots" to change their behavior in the right direction.
Date: April 19, 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Ndiassane, Thies, Senegal
Format: Text/jpeg
Language: French
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Centre d'Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information (University Cheikh Anta Diop Journalism School); Toba Diagne Haidara and Maria Grosz-Ngate; Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngate; MATRIX
Archive: Centre d'Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l'Information (CESTI), Dakar
Source: Le Soleil, Wednesday, April 19, 2006, page 6