Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General is dead

82,109FansLike
2,966FollowersFollow
2,690SubscribersSubscribe
82,109FansLike
3,122FollowersFollow
2,690SubscribersSubscribe

Kofi Annan of Ghana, one of the most influential African voices in the 21st century who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, has died.

He died in Switzerland on Saturday morning August 18, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 80 years old.

The Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announced the death of the popular diplomat on Twitter.

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

As The Washington wrote, although celebrated around the world, his popular and influential reign as secretary general of the United Nations was marred in the United States by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq.

Events later proved that he was right as America had lied about the reasons for invading Iraq.

“Mr. Annan, who shared the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the international body he led from 1997 to 2006, owed his original triumph and his later turmoil to tense relations with the United States. In some ways, he was an accidental secretary general,” The Post said.

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi on April 8, 1938 when Ghana was still under the British rule. 

This story will be expanded.

[/read_more]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

TRENDING

Confidential U.S. government report concludes Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leading ethnic cleansing in Tigray region

A confidential U.S. government report has concluded that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia along with allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray."Whole villages were severely damaged or completely erased," the report, first obtained by The New York Times, says.It adds that fighters from the neighboring Amhara region of Ethiopia who moved to Tigray...

Stay connected

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
Reddit
Pocket
Share
More