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Kofi Annan

31 Aug 2018
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…
29 Aug 2018
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...
27 Aug 2018
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.
23 Aug 2018
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…
19 Aug 2018
The African continent and indeed the entire world, yesterday, united in grief, as quintessential international diplomat and former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Atta Annan, passed on at 80, in Berne, Switzerland. The departure of the African and global statesman, who was the first Black African to hold that office elicited immense ululations from…
19 Aug 2018
Former National Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Kayode Ajulo has condoled with the world and the entire diplomatic family over the death of erstwhile Secretary General of United Nations (UN), Mr. Kofi Annan. In a condolence message, yesterday, Ajulo said one of Annan’s greatest quotes, which became his mantra came to mind: “If…
19 Aug 2018
The Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has commiserated with Ghana and family of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and celebrated diplomat, over his passing at the age of 80. In a statement, Obaseki said Annan was a shining light of the African continent, who strode like a colossus in the diplomatic…
19 Aug 2018
The governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has described Kofi Anan as Africa’s gift to the world. “As Secretary General of the United Nations, the second African but the first black man to hold that position, Anan was the perfect advertisement copy of the African heritage of diligence, resilience, brilliance, humaneness and all…
18 Aug 2018
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.
18 Aug 2018
Kofi Annan's death is another loss of an icon, advocate and a voice. He was a Ghanian statesman who scaled heights in his lifetime. He not only served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, he was also a co-recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize with the UN. In a time when the world…
18 Aug 2018
Former United Nations  Secretary-General and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan has died after a brief illness, aged 80. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,"…
16 Jun 2017
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and nine former African presidents have warned that the future of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in “grave danger” due to the failure to organise an election to replace President Joseph Kabila.

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