Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Dead at 80

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Information reaching has it that, former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died.

According to reports, Kofi Annan died at a hospital in Switzerland on Saturday morning (August 18).

He was 80.

Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. He was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations (UN) staff to serve as the Secretary-General.

Kofi Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.

He is survived by a wife and three children, Ama, Kojo and Nina.

Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Kofi Annan’s family in these difficult times.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Written by GhanaSlayers

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