Théodore Holo

Last updated
Holo in 2010 Theodore Holo en 2010.jpg
Holo in 2010

Théodore Holo (born 15 April 1948) is a Beninese politician, academic, and judge. He was the foreign minister of Benin from 1991 to 1992. [1]

Born in Porto Novo and educated abroad, Holo taught at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration from 1979 to 1985. He accepted a professorship in international relations and constitutional law at the Université Nationale du Bénin in 1986. He simultaneously served as deputy director of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and became the director in 1989. [2] The following year, Holo was appointed deputy secretary;general of the Haut Conseil de la Republique du Benin, supervising multiparty elections in 1991. After being foreign minister, he was justice and international relations minister and spokesman for Nicephore Soglo's government. He returned to teaching in 1996 and earned the UNESCO Human Rights and Democracy chair of the Université d'Abomey-Calavi. Holo joined the Benin Constitutional Court on 7 June 2008 and became the chairman of the Haute Cour de Justice on 24 June 2009. [3]

UNESCO Specialised agency of the United Nations

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.


  1. "Foreign ministers A-D". Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  2. Houngnikpo & Decalo 2013, p. 202.
  3. Houngnikpo & Decalo 2013, p. 203.

Related Research Articles

Émile Derlin Zinsou Beninese politician

Émile Derlin Zinsou was a Beninese politician and physician who was the President of Dahomey from 17 July 1968 until 10 December 1969, supported by the military regime that took power in 1967. Zinsou was present at the signing of the treaty that formed the African Union on 12 July 2000 in Togo.

Jean-Bernard Raimond French diplomat

Jean-Bernard Raimond was a conservative French politician who served as Foreign Minister in the government of Jacques Chirac from 1986 to 1988, as French ambassador to a number of states from the 1970s to the 1990s, and as a deputy in the French National Assembly from 1993 to 2002.

Mariam Aladji Boni Diallo Beninese politician

Mariam Aladji Boni Diallo is a Beninese politician. She was Benin's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 10 April 2006 to 17 June 2007.

The University of Abomey-Calavi( Université d'Abomey-Calavi) is the principal university in the country of Benin, in Abomey-Calavi. The school is composed of 19 institutions and six campuses.

Assogba Oké was a Beninese politician and diplomat, mostly active when his country was known as Dahomey. Replacing Chabi Mama, Oké became Foreign Minister in 1960, lasting until 1962.

Moussa Okanla is a Beninese scholar and diplomat. Okanla was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government named on June 17, 2007, and was replaced by Jean-Marie Ehouzou on 22 October 2008.

Michel Ahouamenou was a Beninese politician and diplomat, most active when his country was known as Dahomey.

Frédéric Assogba Affo (1943—2011) was a Beninese politician. He was the foreign minister of Benin from 1984 to 1987.

Guy Landry Hazoumé was a Beninese politician and poet. He was the foreign minister of Benin from 1987 to 1989. He was a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques was appointed director-general of political affairs in 1968. He also served as ambassador to the UN. He died on 22 August 2012.

Paul Darboux was a Beninese merchant and politician, most active when his country was known as Dahomey.

Claude Carignan,, is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was leader of the Conservative Party in the Senate of Canada, first as Leader of the Government in the Senate from 2013 to 2015 and then as Senate Opposition Leader from 2015 until 2017.

National Union for Solidarity and Progress political party in Benin

The National Union for Solidarity and Progress was a political party in Benin led by Eustache Sarré.

Saliou Akadiri is a Beninese politician and diplomat who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Benin from 2015 to 2016.

Bertin Babliba Borna was a Beninese politician. He served as minister of finance.

Joseph Adjignon Keke was a Beninese politician.

Moise Christophe Mensah is a Beninese politician and international administrator.

Paul Hazoumé was a Beninese writer, educator, ethnologist, and politician.

Abdoulaye Bio Tchané Beninese economist

Abdoulaye Bio Tchané is a Beninese economist and politician.

Isidore de Souza was a Beninese priest who was Archbishop of Cotonou from 1990 to 1999.

Francis Covi French politician

Francis Marino Mensah Covi was a Dahomeyan politician and educator.


International Standard Book Number Unique numeric book identifier

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.

Political offices
Preceded by
Théophile Nata
Foreign Minister of Benin
Succeeded by
Saturnin Soglo