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Affaires individuelles (1947- 1953)
in ANFOM Affaires Politiques, Carton 2154, dossier 2

Notes © 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Ousmane Cissé to Messieurs les Députés du Soudan Fily Dabo Sissoko et Jean Silvandre, letter (Ségou, August 8, 1947).

This letter was written on the letterhead of the Parti Progressiste Soudanais, Comite Local de Ségou. Copies were sent to Marius Moutet, Ministre de la France d'Outre- Mer, Amadou Doucoure, Mamadou M'Bodj and Cazano. In the letter, Cissé complains that the Commandant du Cercle de Ségou Le Quer has given the order to remove fifteen gardens belonging to Africans. His excuse is that he does not like to see the thorn bushes that serve as fences located near the Catholic Mission and the École Regionale.

Cisse charged that when they asked Le Quer what sort of fence he preferred, he gave no answer. Cissé points out that there are other gardens in the area belonging to Europeans, so it is not a question of a health hazard. He adds that these gardens helped feed the Régiment des Chausseurs d'Afrique during WWII. He suggests that the problem is really political - that the commandant does not like the Parti Progressiviste Soudanais. He also says that Fily Daba Sissoko did nothing in response to a complaint, which encouraged Le Quer.


Governeur du Soudan Français to Monsieur le Haut Commissaire, Governement Général de l'AOF - Dakar, letter (Bamako-Koulouba, October 8, 1947)

This letter gives permission for M. René Toussaint to use his war bonus to enlarge and improve the Hotel Normandy, including the installation of a Café-Restaurant. Another document in this folder gives Toussaint's address as 31 rue de Metz in Frouard (Département de Meurthe et Moselle), France.


Prefet des Basses-Pyrenées to Gouverneur Général de l'AOF à Dakar,
letter (Pau, November 4, 1948)

This letter informs the governor that M. Sacx of Bayonne, a teacher at the College Terrason in Bamako, bought an MAB automatic pistol, calibre 6/35, serial number 54,788 and 50 cartridges while visiting his parents at 17, rue de Luc in Bayonne.


Jean Letourneau, Ministre de la FOM to Monsieur le Député Mamadou Konaté, Député du Soudan Assemblée Nationale, letter (March 15, 1950)

This letter describes the arrest of two men, M. Bassari Sissoko and Baba Diabaté, in the village of Fenkholo in the Cercle of Sikasso. They were arrested "pour avoir tenu des propos dangereux pour l'ordre public. En outre, à l'occasion du recouvrement de cotisations, ils ont recuelli des fonds sous forme de placement de timbres de propagande" (for threatening the public order and for receiving funds in order to disseminate propaganda). The two men were imprisoned in Bamako.

A subsequent letter in the same folder is from Konaté to Letourneau (March 30, 1950). It says that these men were members of the RDA (Rassemblement Démocratique Africain) in Niger and asks why that group should be forbidden to hold meetings when members of other parties like the MRP, SFIO, RPF and PCF are allowed to do so.