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Fulbe Africa celebrates 2nd Year Anniversary

Dec 18, 2014, 11:00 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Fulbe Africa recently celebrated their two years of existence at a grand cultural display of the rich Pulaagu culture held at the Alliance Franco Gambienne.

Fulbe Africa was formed in facebook by a Gambian in 2012 and registered with the Attorney General’s Chambers in March 2014.

The main aim of the association is to promote, do research and preserved their rich culture.

The association was formed by young people, who realize the importance of their culture in the socio-economic development of their country and based on a desire to promote and uphold the rich culture and traditions of the Fulbe (Fula).

Speaking at the ceremony, Ousman Sowe, president of Fulbe Africa, said the association was established by young Fulani people, mainly from The Gambia.

It started on Facebook as a group of many people from different countries in Africa, and it has dozens of followers in different parts of the world who are mainly Fulas, aimed at uniting Fulas in Africa and beyond, hence the name Fulbe Africa.

“We are here to emphasize that all Fulas are Fulbe, and the fact that there are dialects should not separate Fulas from each other,” he said.

It is also aimed at promoting the Fulani culture and preserving the Fulani language, and to serve the good culture and traditional values of the Fulani, he further stated.

This is the second year anniversary of Fulbe Africa, and it plans to gather Fulas from all walks of life to showcase their culture, he added.

They would also bring elders to talk to young people to maintain what they are, and to be proud of what they are and be able to preserve their traditions.

They hoped after the programme to be able to achieve their aims to promote the Fulani culture; and inspire Fulas to know a lot about the Fulani culture so that they would stick to the culture and preserve it.