Elder Stateswoman

[Koute, Ivory Coast. June 4. Image via Getty]

TO GO WITH AFP STORY IN FRENCH BY CHRISTOPHE KOFFI —- The last survivor of her generation, Salomee Agoua Djoman (C), 107 years old and dean of the village of Koute is pictured near Abidjan on June 4, 2009. Djoman is an anomoly in a country where life expectancy in recent years is estimated at 51 years old. She has four children, 42 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, the most recent of whom was born just 45 days ago. AFP PHOTO/ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)


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