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Apithy, Sourou Migan

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 1989 AD
Nationality: Beninese
Categories: Political Leader

1913 – Born on the 8th of April in Brodeaux, Benin.

1945 – Before his country acquired its independence, he was part of Dahomey’s Constitutive Assembly and was re-elected for a number of terms.

1957-1958 – When Hubert Maga nominated him to that function, he was also the prime minister of Dahomey (Benin).

1960 – He had become vice president of the Republic.

1964-1965 – He served as the president of Benin, when he was overthrown by Christophe Soglo after infighting among the members of the government.

1970 – After this event he fled to Paris for the first time but he returned to Cotonou after the coup, when he became a member of the Presidential Triumvirate during the early 70s.

1972 – He was put under arrest alongside Ahomadegbe and Maga.

1989 – He died in exile in his Paris house, on the 3rd of December, shortly before the transition to democracy in his country.