Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan Dies, Aged 80

Well-Respected Ghanaian diplomat, Kofi Annan who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006 has died. According to reports, the Ghanaian international died in Switzerland after a short illness.

During his term in office at the United Nations, Kofi Annan together with organization received the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He founded the Kofi Annan Foundation, he chaired The Elders, an international organization founded by the late South African President and human rights advocates, Nelson Mandela.

He spent the most of his life serving in roles within the United Nations that will help people in conflict-proneĀ areas in the world.

He is survived by Kojo Annan, Ama Annan and Nina Cronstedt de Groot.

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