Gabon’s first lady Edith Lucie Bongo was buried Sunday 22nd of March in Edou, Congo
Gabon’s first lady Edith Lucie Bongo was interred Sunday 22nd of March, in her home country, the Republic of the Congo. Thousands of mourners attended her burial including her bereaved husband and Gabonese head of state, Omar Bongo as well as the heads of state of the Central African republic, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, democratic republic of Congo and Togo amongst others.
The first lady passed away in Rabat, Morocco on the 14th of March after a prolonged illness. Her burial saw the laying of hundreds of roses by mourners on her coffin as she was laid to rest in the family burial crypt.
Edith Bongo who married President Omar Bongo in 1990, will be remembered for her campaign against AIDS and her many efforts in building foundations to support vulnerable children and people afflicted with disabilities.