Tuomo ( - )

1 Tuomo ( - ).

Born Niger.

Sp. Ounfana ( - ).

1 Ibrahim (1942- ).

Born 1942, Niger.

2 Raechitu (1947- ).

Born 1947, Niger.

3 Akhmed OUNFANA (1952-2011).

Born 1952, Aïr Mountains, Agades, Republique du Niger. Marr Gabrielle SHORTLAND 25 May 1984. Died 2011, Niger.

Nomadic Tuareg of Sahara.
Resident in Niger. Lived in Zaria, Nigeria, in the 1980s when droughts ravaged Saharan Niger.

KANI:
Our marriage: 25 May 1984

Birth date: around 1952
Place: Abalama, Air, Agades
Father: Ounfana
Mother: Toumo
Profession: Pastoralist & Mechanic

Sister: Raechitu (born around 1947?) Air, Agades
Brother: Ibrahim (born around 1942?) Air, Agades
Profession: ex-Garde Nationale (desert policeman)
Sister: Unknown (born around 1940?).

Sp. Gabrielle SHORTLAND (1948- ), dau. of Richard Francis SHORTLAND (1914-1979) and Julia Christina O'BRIEN (1921-2013).

Gaye was born in Cork and has taught English literature in UniversityCollege Cork, The University of Leeds, Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria Nigeria, and the Universite du Niamey in Niger. She also taught English as a foreign language (TEFL) at the American Cultural Center in Niamey.

Returning with her Tuareg husband and family to Ireland in the early '90's she recommenced her TEFL teaching career with University College Cork for two years before taking up the position of Editor with Poolbeg Press in Dublin.

She is the author of five critically acclaimed novels. "Mind That 'Tis My Brother" and "Turtles All The Way Down" are comedies set in Cork."Polygamy", "Harmattan" and the most recent, "Rough Rides In Dry Places" are set in Africa - the latter again a comedy.

Through all this literary success, Gaye dreams of opening a refuge centre for dogs.

1 Adam SHORTLAND-AKHMED (1985- ).

Born 19 Feb 1985, Niamey, Republique du Niger. Bap 1990, Mayfield, Cork, Ireland.

Born: Niamey, Republique du Niger, Africa (at 9:20 am).

2 Aghali SHORTLAND-AKHMED (1987- ).

Born 26 Jan 1987, Niamey, Republique du Niger. Bap 1990, Mayfield, Cork, Ireland.

Born: Niamey, Republique du Niger, Africa (at 17:55). Birth cert registered parental name as Ounfana rather than Akhmed.

Sp. (unknown).

3 Mahommad AKHMED (1977- ).

Born 1977, Niger.

HALF-BROTHER for ADAM & RALI.