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Hubert Maga

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Des milliers de paquets de cigarettes retrouvés au CEG Hubert Maga de Parakou

 

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Bénin : Hubert Maga proclame l'indépendance - 01 août 1960

 

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Parakou célèbre le centenaire de la naissance de Hubert Maga, premier président du Dahomey

 

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Parakou prépare la célébration du centenaire d'Hubert Maga

 

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Les Chefs d' Etat du Dahomey au Bénin, depuis 1960 jusqu'à nos jours

Coutoucou Hubert Maga was a politician from Dahomey. He arose on a political scene where one's power was dictated by what region in Dahomey one lived in. Born a peasant in 1916, Maga served as a schoolmaster from 1936 to 1945, during which time he gradually gained considerable influence among the uneducated. He was elected to Dahomey's territorial assembly in 1947 and founded the Northern Ethnical Group, later renamed the Dahomey Democratic Rally. In 1951, Maga was elected to the French National Assembly, where he served in various positions, including premier from 1959 to 1960. When Dahomey gained its independence from France on August 1, 1960, Maga was appointed to the presidency, and was officially elected to that post on December 11.
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