Kofi Annan Dies After Short Illness

The Ghanaian national, who lived in Switzerland, was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and is widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as UN chief, from 1997 to 2006. He was the first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa.


Photo: The Elders

Former UN Secretary General, and Nobel Peace laureate, Kofi Annan.

  • Africa:   The Elders 'Devastated' By Kofi Annan's Death

    News24Wire, 18 August 2018

    Human rights group The Elders on Saturday expressed their shock and deep sadness at the death of Kofi Annan, who previously served as the organisation's chair. Read more »

  • Africa:   Kofi Annan Dies After Short Illness

    KAF, 18 August 2018

    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,… Read more »

  • Africa:   The Elders Mourn the Loss of Kofi Annan

    The Elders, 18 August 2018

    The Elders are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of their dear friend and colleague Kofi Annan, who was the globally admired and respected Chair of The Elders. Read more »


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