Dossier 17: Soudan
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The first representatives (deputés) elected from French Soudan to the French Union were M. Fili Dabo Sissoko, M. Silvandre, and M. Mamadou Konaté.
The Gouverneur du Soudan is about to send troops (the Troupe Gendarmerie Mobile) to Sikasso to round up the population. Konaté requested the minsiter's intervention to prevent this, and accused French colonial officials of being "plupart pecheurs eau trouble" (mostly fishmen in troubled waters; i.e. looking for trouble)
This letter refers to an earlier letter from the Haut- Commissaire, n°AP/2, dated December 20, Dec 1947, concerning the incident between M. le Deputé Fily Dabo Sissoko and le Médecin-Capitaine Courapie. (See "Incidents de Sikasso")