Events in the
economy in central Biffeche is still badly and sadly affected by
the recent three year's flooding. The ecological and
agricultural disaster of the salty fields at M'Boubene (ancien
Biffeche-Ville) remains unsolved. The gray fields by the Marigot
de Djeuss are totally barren, and the drainage ditch is not in
place. The human cost has been severe. The people need help of
all kinds, immediately, according to the Hon. Chev. Sir Malik
Sow, K.G.C., Chef de Village at M'Boubene.
His Majesty made
his usual royal visit to Savoigne and Savoigne Pionniers in
April and May of 2003. Sadly, because of the recent
flooding, His Majesty was forced to provide millions of CFA for
food supplies, seed and fertilizer. His Majesty
prefers to help by providing agricultural equipment and
industrial new sources of work for His people but the changing
weather conditions forced King Ronald to provide funds to
purchase enough food to keep the people until the new crops can
be sown and reaped. It is to be hoped that 2004 will bring
a happier year. Inshallah !
H.M. King Ronald I attends a
wedding in Taba Ahmad.
It rained heavily during the
festivities and as all citizens
of Biffeche know, this is a sign
of great, good luck.
King Ronald spent much time in many of His other villages in
both the spring and fall of 2003. As all of his villages
are suffering this year, the King generously provided millions
of CFA to Madina, M'Boubene Naar, Bissette I and Bissette II,
M'Barou Bof, M'Boubene Peulh and M'Beraye. His
Majesty for the first time visited the villages Taba Ahmad,
Nimzatt II, Darou Salam, Gade N'Gourane, Demigine, N'Dangaya,
Peulh Ronald and N'Dig. Because of the generosity of many
people who have elected to help the Kingdom of Biffeche, His
Majesty was able to provide millions of CFA to these villages as
well. Only the village of Theich Peulh seem to need no
assistance at this time. King Ronald prays that in the
coming year none of his subjects require food aid. In the
future, His Majesty hopes to return to providing more efficient
tools and better ways of farming to his people.
Our King always gives school supplies and athletic equipment
to our students.
old wooden bridge over the Marigot de Lampsar has finally been
repaired. Now it is safe again. Our King has been
able to persuade the army of Sénégal to repair the old bridge.
The military Commandant at the Dakar-Bango base had offered this
service to the King. We needed to get it fixed to be able
to get to our fields to work without the big long detour;
remember that we go barefoot! Our Gracious King provided
all of the funds for this project. His Majesty was so
pleased to be able to safely cross the bridge on foot this
spring. The bridge had been unsafe for many years and now
it is once again sound and secure.
project of a written script for our Sérér-Ndut (Ndut) language
is advancing rapidly; American Dan Morgan and his German wife
Marieta have completed their initial studies of the Sérér-Ndut
spoken in Mont-Roland, Sénégal, and Biffeche, and they have
prepared dictionaries and are now writing teacher training and
student manuals (French-to-Sérér-Ndut). This will surely help
preserve this great tongue of our land. May they include all the
refinements of Biffeche Ndut! Since it is an official language
of the Kingdom, and past transliterations into pseudo-franco-sérér
have been inconsistent, this is a very important development for
Biffeche and an answer to our prayers. As soon as the Sérér-Ndut
web-page is ready, we will have a link to it. Once again
we must thank our benevolent King for agreeing to provide funds
for this project.
His Majesty King Ronald I
meets some of the lady
dignitaries in Gade N'Gourane.
In Biffeche His Majesty
always wears a necklace
depicting the 99 names
of Allah here being
inspected by a baby.
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