Gabonese First Lady passes away

Gabonese First Lady passes away

Africa’s Eden presents its sincere sympathies to the president of the Gabonese Republic, El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba , and to the Gabonese people, on the loss of the First Lady, Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba.

Candle in the wind

Edith Lucie Bongo Ondimba, Gabon’s First lady, passed away last Saturday in Morocco after a protracted illness.

The eldest daughter to President Denis Sassou Nguessou of the Republic of Congo and wife of Gabon’s president Omar Bongo, Edith Lucie Bongo died at 16:20 GMT in Rabat, Morocco where she had been following treatment on a protracted illness for several months

A trained paediatrician and best known for her commitment to fighting AIDS as well as her efforts in creating foundations for vulnerable and handicapped children, Edith Bongo; born March 10 1964, had not made any public appearance for over 3 years.

Our hearts go out to her family and the people of Gabon during this difficult time and we hope that your memories of her live on and help in easing the pain of your loss.

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