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.

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

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