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Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday.
Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, and was the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff.
He had also been a member, since 2007, of The Elders, a humanitarian group of a dozen leaders and activists of worldwide stature formed by Nelson Mandela. In 2013, Annan became its chairman.
The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death with "immense sadness" in a statement posted on...
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The Latest: Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

GENEVA - The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan : 2:35 p.m. People across Africa are expressing shock and sorrow over the death of Ghanaian-born Kofi Annan, the first black African to become U.N. secretary-general. His death at age 80 was announced Saturday. "We are devastated," the Nelson Mandela Foundation says in a statement. "Africa and the world has lost a special human being." Annan had been chair of The Elders, an elite group of former leaders founded by Mandela.
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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Annan served as UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies at Age 80

1 month ago   |   By Time

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.
Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. He served two terms as secretary-general from Jan. 1, 1997 to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly mid-way when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
During his tenure...
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Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize-Winner, Dies At 80

1 month ago   |   By NPR

"Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world," his foundation said. (Image credit: Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images)
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