5 dead, Senegalo-Gambia convergence postponed

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Senegalo-Gambia Convergence Conference that was to have taken place on Saturday 11th May in The Gambia was postponed after a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of five people from Senegal.

The tragic incident occurred on Friday evening culminating in a Senegalese marabout, Imam Cheikh Tidiane Ali Cisse’s traveling to grace the first time Senegalo-Gambia convergence conference designed to involve leaders of both Christian and Muslim societies.

The first Inter-faith conference was meant to further strengthen the relationship between The Gambia and Senegal; and also to smoothing the relations between the two main religions within Senegambia (Islam and Christianity) as well as to encourage religious tolerance and to showcase what they have in Senegambia for the world to emulate.

The five deceased were sent by Baye Ciss, a Talibeh of Imam Cheikh Tidiane Ali Cisse who was to be the guest speaker of the occasion.

Among the deceased were the Information Technology Group Cisscorp’s Manager, Mamadou NDiaye and the group’s DAF, El Hadj Aliou NDiaye, who died at the Fatick hospital. The third victim, Mrs. Aminata Ndour Tabara reportedly died later in the night and the two drivers. The conference has been rescheduled to June 2019.
Author: Pa Modou Cham