Des interviews exclusives de Dja-Apharou ISSA IBRAHIM, ami et confident de Jacques Baulin, responsable par donation de l’intégralité des documents constituant le fond, et président de l’association sont actuellement publiées dans la rubrique présentation.
Les trois ouvrages de J. Baulin : Conseiller du président Diori, La politique africaine d’Houphouët-Boigny et La politique intérieure d’Houphouët-Boigny seront disponibles sur le site en version iBook et en version Pdf dès septembre 2009.
In the gold-embroidered white African cress which she wore to lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace 40-years-old Mme Diori , photographed in her London hôtel ; looks a very young mother of six children aged seven to 23 . An ardent believer in the emancipation of women , she insists on accompanying her husband on his arduous tours into the arid interior of Niger to encourage the women’s progress educationally and socially . « My most fervent wish is for my children to succeed in their studies » , she says . Picture by BECK.
Madame Aissa Hamani Diori of the Higer Republic , is unique among the new independent African leaders wives.
She is her country’s leading gardener . Travelling in Europe - she speaks fluent French yet insists on conducting interpreter - gave her a yearning to grow in her own country , largely desert , some of the fruit and flowers she has come across.
It was she who four years ago introduced strawberries in her 100 -acre experimental garden on the River Niger , outside Niamey, with success.
« i grow strawberries of all sizes from December to April », she told me « and this season we have been picking over 100
Mme.Diori also introduced roses to Niger - it’s just north of Nigeria - and is hoping to have some time off during her state visite to see some Englush gardens and take back cuttings .
Her example is leading many of Niger’s wormen to start cultivating fruit trees and growing vegetables. Marketinggardening and the exporting of « out-of-deason » produce , she believers , is one way in which the women the could eventually play an active role in the country’s economy .
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