Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan Passes On

Ghanaian diplomat, Kofi Annan who served as seventh secretary general of United Nations between 1997 and 2006, has died at age 80.

Kofi Annan passes on

He died after a short illness, his family and foundation announced on Saturday.

“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness”.

He died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland in the early hours of Saturday with his wife, Nane, and three children Ama, Kojo and Nina, by his side. He had retired to Geneva and later lived in a Swiss village.

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