mercredi 5 octobre 2011

The discomfort of a "Great White" Niamey.


In May 1982, French President François Mitterrand (1916-1996), an official visit to Niger, felt unwell while visiting the museum of Niamey. Apparently shot by the high heat (about 40 ° C), the French head of state suddenly lost knowledge and sank into the arms of his camp guard. Transported in an adjoining room, he soon recovered.
        
Here are the comments of Colonel Seyni Kountche (1931-1987), then President of Niger to the journalist of Jeune Afrique, Siradiou Diallo (1936-2004): "Can you imagine if this great white was slammed home, it would have been terrible . I was about to call the old, Houphouët-Boigny (1905-1993), President of the Ivory Coast. It is the only one I could see to help to get me of such a bad step. The old people, it used to things like that no "?

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