Soyinka in stockholm, draws ovation over Annan
African Literary statesman, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday in Stockholm, Sweden, earned prolonged applause when he dedicated his keynote address at the ‘Nobel Teachers Summit’ to the memory of the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prof. Kofi Annan.
Tribute to Kofi Annan
Sir: We lost one of Africa’s great champions, Kofi Annan. Throughout his extraordinary life, Annan was committed to something higher than himself.
Kofi Annan: The quintessential liberation internationalist
I am honoured and humbled to be invited to add my own voice to the torrent of world-wide tributes that have followed the transition of former Secretary General Kofi Annan. My acquaintance with Mr. Annan dated back to the latter part of the 1970s when I assumed duty as the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute ....
Kofi Annan: A measure of a man
At the John F. Kennedy School of Government, one of the Professors who taught a subject called Reading History gave us an assignment. The strongest part of the course was the need for students to prepare themselves for problem-solving roles, which come with leadership in public life.
Final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral
Tributes were paid to former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he was laid to rest in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a "stubborn optimist" to create a better, more peaceful world.
Emeka Anyaoku to join other world leaders at Kofi Annan’s burial
Former Secretary-General of Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, will tomorrow leave Lagos to join the rest of the world to pay his last respect to his colleague and Ghanaian diplomat, Kofi Annan. Annan died in Switzerland on August 18, and his burial is billed for tomorrow, September 13, 2018 in his home country. In a statement,…
Kofi Annan and his likes in Nigeria
Of all the books written by or on Kofi Atta Annan (1938-2018) none is more controversial than the 442 page book, The Best Intentions by Mr. James Traub, a New York Times magazine...
Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship – Envoy
Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Rashid Bawa, has said that the relationship between the two countries can be further be strengthened by the legacies entrenched by the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Bawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the former UN Secretary-General lived a life worthy of emulation. He…
Kofi Annan and the African personality
The distinguished Ghanaian diplomat and international civil servant Kofi Annan passed away on Saturday, August 18 in Bern, Switzerland, after a brief illness. He was aged 80. In January 1997 he was sworn-in as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, taking over from the hapless Egyptian Boutrous Boutrous-Ghali whose hectoring professorial style had alienated…
Kofi Annan’s unmet wishes
Kofi Annan, who passed away on August 18 at the age of 80, can be situated within the select group of aspirational Africans of his time. Within their generation, the group was imbued with huge dosages...
Farewell to an African peacemaker
Ghana’s Kofi Annan, whose death at the age of 80 was announced on Saturday, was the first black African to serve as Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), between 1997 and 2006.
Kofi Annan a leader, statesman, says family in tribute
The immediate family of former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, yesterday paid special tribute to him, describing him as a leader and statesman. The tribute, signed by his son, Kojo on Kofi Annan Foundation’s website, said the Ghanaian diplomat was a man of deep convictions, who was committed to instilling fairness, integrity, kindness and…