Former UN chief Kofi Annan passes away at 80
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Former UN chief Kofi Annan passes away at 80

The Indian Express |
August 18, 2018

General Kofi Annan was the first black African to assume the office of world's top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006


Former United Nations chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate General Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80, following a short illness. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Announcing the news of the leader’s demise, the Kofi Annan Foundation wrote on its Twitter page, “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.”

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