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RIP Kofi Annan: Facts for kids on the Nobel Peace Prize winner

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family.”

Wife of former UN chief Kofi Annan joins mourners around husband's casket

The wife of former United Nations chief Kofi Annan joined dignitaries on Wednesday to file past her husband's casket amid traditional funeral rites by local chiefs and clan leaders.


Kofi Annan dies at 80, Twitterati mourn the death of first black African UN secretary-general

One of the world's most noted diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations, Annan, a native of Ghana, rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general of the UN. The news of his death was announced by his foundation on Saturday.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan passes away at 80

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

Ghana mourns death of Kofi Annan, 'one of our greatest compatriots'

President Nana Akufo-Addo ordered Ghana's national flag to be flown at half-mast across the country and in all of the country's diplomatic missions from Monday for one week.

PM Narendra Modi expresses profound sorrow at Kofi Annan's death

Kofi Annan, who served two terms as UN Secretary-General from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2006, died at the age of 80.


Who was Kofi Annan?

Born on 8 April 1938, Kofi Annan was the co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel peace prize along with the United Nations.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan tells Facebook to move faster on hate speech

UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said in March that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech in the country. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security crackdown last August.

Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: ex-UN head Annan

Annan said 'the spread of the virus from Africa to countries overseas was only a matter of time'.

Kofi Annan presents Infosys Science prizes to 7 winners

The prize was instituted in 2009 to recognise extraordinary work in the field of sciences and humanities