Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan passes away

Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary General Dies, Aged 80

Former UN Secretary General, Ghanaian-born diplomat Mr. Kofi Atta Annan died on Saturday morning, in a Swiss hospital at the age of 80. Reports he commissioned as secretary-general criticized his role in the U.N.'s response to the Rwandan genocide and killings in Yugoslavia, The Guardian reported. He first began working in the United Nations in 1962, at the World Health Organization in Geneva. "And, "... Was a guiding force for good".

Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman, in Lagos, said the late Kofi Annan initiated interventions in conflict resolution around the world, aimed at achieving world peace.

He served as UN Secretary-General for two consecutive five-year terms, beginning in January 1997.

He spent most of his working life at the United Nations retiring as Secretary-General in 2006. He joined the staff of the World Health Organization based in the Swiss city and took United Nations posts in Africa and NY.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, took to twitter to express sadness about Annan's death.

The world has lost a skilled global statesman, Ghana has lost a son of its soil, and Barbados has lost a friend.

Kofi Annan led the world in to the new millennium, making a big impression on the diplomatic stage, although he didn't always agree with the actions of the most powerful countries, calling the 2003 invasion of Iraq "illegal".

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Nobel Peace Laureate and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was "a conscience keeper of global peace and security", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as many Indian leaders expressed condolences over Mr. Annan's death on Saturday.

The family said: "Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa".

Mr Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for helping to revitalise the global body, during a period that coincided with the Iraq War and the HIV/Aids pandemic.

"Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy", the foundation said in a statement.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Annan was "a great leader and diplomat extraordinaire" who had advanced the African agenda within the United Nations and had "flown the flag for peace" around the world.

Annan is survived by his wife, Nane, and their three children.

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