Hadja Andrée Touré (* 1934 as Marie-Andrée Duplantier in Macenta  ) was the wife of the Guinean President and dictator Ahmed Sékou Touré, the first First Lady of Guinea , which gained independence in 1958.
Touré was the daughter of the French military doctor Paul-Marie Duplantier and the Guinean Kaïssa Kourouma.  At the beginning of World War II, her father left the country.  She grew up - as is traditional in Guinea with the maternal name Andrée Kouruma - in Kankan with the family of her uncle Sinkoun Kaba. During this time she was introduced to Islam but like her father remained Catholic.  In 1946, she attended the by Joseph of Cluny Sisters operated Collège des jeunes filles in Conakry. She left school with an élémentaire certification and became secretary of the women's union of the Union française .
She met Sékou Touré at her uncle Sinkoun Kaba . The families were connected because Hadja Andrée's maternal grandfather grew up at Almamy Samory Touré. As was customary at the time, the marriage between the two was arranged by the families.
Sékou Touré would have liked to have performed the wedding in the Cathedral of Conakry, but did not get the approval of the responsible Archbishop Michel Bernard (1911-1993). The religious wedding took place on June 18, 1953 according to the Muslim rite in the Great Mosque of Kankan, as the religious practice of the time allowed, in the absence of the bride and groom. It was not the first marriage for Sékou Touré. He had married a Guinean girl named Binetou Touré in 1944 and divorced on July 4, 1947. On January 9, 1948, he married a young Catholic woman named Marie N'Daw of Senegalese descent and divorced her in late 1952.
The couple first lived in the Sandervalia district, but moved to the mayor of Conakry's residence that same year . They stayed out of Guinean politics; but tried to maintain their social rank. She converted to Islam.  
In March 1961, the couple's only son, Mohamed Touré, was born. Her husband died on March 26, 1984 in a hospital in the United States. After the death of her husband, a coup took place and she was arrested along with her son. In 1987, she was sentenced to eight years in prison but was released the following year after four years in prison. She then lived in Morocco , the Ivory Coast and Senegal and returned to Guinea in 2000. There she tried to preserve the memory of her husband and his role in the establishment of the Guinean state. Her son Mohamed Touré became general secretary of the Democratic Party of Guinea founded by his father .   
- Mohamed Saliou Camara, Thomas O’Toole (Hrsg.): Historical Dictionary of Guinea. 5. Auflage. Scarecrow Press (Rowman & Littlefield), 2014, ISBN 978-0-8108-7823-5, S. 289 f., books.google.de
- André Lewin. Éditions L'Harmattan, 2010, Kapitel 15, 18. Juni 1953 Sékou Touré gets married
- Mohamed Saliou Camara, Thomas O'Toole, Janice E. Baker: Touré, Hajja Andrée . Scarecrow Press, 2013, S. 289 (englisch, archive.wikiwix.com books.google.fr ).
- Walfadjri: Hadja André Touré (Widow of former Guinean president Ahmed Sékou Touré): There is no state in Guinea, because everything has been destroyed . Sénéweb, 11. Februar 2010 ( archive.wikiwix.com seneweb.com ).
- Adjo Saabie: Wives and concubines of African heads of state. When Cinderella marries Bluebeard . L'Harmattan editions, 2008.
- Clarisse Juompan-Yakam: What happened to the widows of former African presidents? In: Jeune Afrique , 20. November 2012 ( archive.wikiwix.com jeuneafrique.com ).
- Guinea. Several dozen death sentences among those close to Sekou Touré . In: Le Monde , May 8, 1987 ( archive.wikiwix.com lemonde.fr )
- Guinea. Sekou Touré's widow is free to leave the country . In: Le Monde , 8. Januar 1988 ( archive.wikiwix.com lemonde.fr )
- André Silver Konan: Guinea: Sékou Touré's son calls for power and opposition to renew dialogue . In: Jeune Afrique , 24. Januar 2012 ( archive.wikiwix.com lemonde.fr ).
|ALTERNATIVNAMEN||Touré, Hadja Andrée (full name); Duplantier, Marie-Andrée (Birth name)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Guinean President's wife|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1934|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Macenta|