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28 Aug 2019 | 12:11 AM UTC

Côte d'Ivoire: Funeral proceedings for Ange Didier Houon scheduled in Abidjan August 30

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Funeral proceedings for Ange Didier Houon scheduled in Abidjan August 30; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Abidjan


A funeral will be held for famed musician Ange Didier Houon, more commonly known as DJ Arafat, on Friday, August 30, at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan at 10:00 (local time). An estimated 300,000 people are expected to congregate in and around the stadium for the proceedings.

A heightened security presence, large crowds, and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the venue.


Houon, considered an icon in the Coupé Décalé genre, died after a road accident in Abidjan on Monday, August 12.


Individuals in Abidjan are advised to allow additional travel time, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.


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