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Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:23


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan waves after delivering his final speech to the 61st session of the UN General Assembly in New York in 2006. Picture: AFP

TRIBUTES are flowing for the United Nations’ high-profile and well-respected former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who has died.

Mr Annan, 80, died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, according to a statement issued by his family.

The Nobel Peace Laureate was the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, and became the first black African man to take on the top job as the world’s top diplomat.

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