News

Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General Dies At 80

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Kofi Annan dies at 80

The former UN Secretary-General is dead. The Ghanaian Nobel Laureate has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday.

Koffi Annan was the seventh secretary-general and served for two terms between 1997 and 2006. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work jointly with the UN as an organisation in 2001.
He died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland in the early hours of Saturday with his wife, Nane, and three children Ama, Kojo and Nina, by his side.

He had retired to Geneva and later lived in a Swiss village.

Annan’s foundation issued a statement on his Twitter account on Saturday that described him as a “global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world”.

The statement added that Annan, who succeeded Boutros Boutros-Ghali as UN leader, was a “son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa”.

Loading...
TalkGlitz on Twitter

CLICK HERE To Receive Updates On WhatsApp

Join our Telegram Group

Follow talkGlitz on Instagram

TRENDING  NAIJA SONGS ⚡

WizKid - Ghetto Love

Naira Marley - PXTA

Burna Boy ft. Jorja - Gum Body

Fireboy DML - King

Johnny Drille - Count On You

TOP PICKS 🔥

11 Things That Can Turn You To A Multi-millionaire In 2019

5 Key Reasons For Visa Rejection

Top Mistakes To Avoid During A Visa Interview

7 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Motivated

5 Beneifts Of Using Technology To Drive Your Business

Recession In Nigeria: Possible Ways To Survive In Business & Trade

Rape, Pastors & The Church – Part 1

Loading...

Write A Comment