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President Abdoulaye Wade will chair the opening ceremony of ''Rencontres'' Preparatory 3rd World Festival ofBlack Arts (FESMAN) in Dakar. The 3rd FESMAN is scheduled from 1 to 14 December 2009 in Senegal, where thousands of participants are expected to attend from black world communities.
Le prsident Abdoulaye Wade prsidera la crmonie douverture des Rencontres prparatoires du 3me Festival mondial des arts ngres (FESMAN), lundi lhtel Mridien Prsident de Dakar.
La survie de cultures locales, leur capacit dfier le temps, passera ncessairement par la sauvegarde de notre patrimoine immatriel, non seulement la protection de nos langues et traditions mais encore leur expansion internationale, voire plantaire, selon le directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Culture.
The survival of local cultures, their ability to defy time, will require the preservation of our heritage, not only the protection of our languages and traditions but also their international, even global, expansion, commented theDirector of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Culture.
In a nation of 40 percent literacy and great poverty, students read novels in lunch-break installments at this struggling civic institution.
Mamadou Diouf, a brilliant technical adviser in the office of the Minister of Culture hadstruggled against diabetesfor several years, and finallysecumbed onFriday 3 October 2008.