Rosine Vieyra Soglo, former first lady of the Republic of Benin, died. The information was confirmed on Sunday 25 July by many local media, citing sources close to the family.
According to the first information available, Rosine Soglo died today at 11am, in a private clinic where she was hospitalized. Active for many years, she had not made a public statement for several months.
The former usher, wife of former president Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo, held an important place in Beninese political life. Part of the generation that led Benin to democracy in the 1990s, she had been elected several times before retiring in 2019.
His outspokenness and his role as a pillar of his political family had earned him the nickname of an iron lady. For the time being no details have been provided concerning the future tributes to be paid to this true monument of the political scene of ancient Dahomey.
Source: Agence Ecofin / Par Moutiou Adjibi Nourou