With credit to Gambian historian Ensa Touray of the University of The Gambia (UTG) and his students visit to the ancient Fortress of Kansala (present day Guinea-Bissau). A short but very insightful video painted a historical narrations of Kabou conflict.

However, one gets to see the present realities of Kansala and the story of the present custodians. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fDwtm2g0oM

The visible shrines, and some of reason for the final battle of Kansala have been highlighted. By that, Kansala was just one among 32 provinces. The recurrent facts are that, the war between Kansala and Futa was not religious but control of trading routes, slave trade and tax  revenue. Religions ended becoming the accidental justification. The Futa Almamate was engaging in the capture and sale of human stock, whilst the Kabou kings were collecting tax deep into Futa Jalon territory.



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