KOFI ANNAN, SECREATRY GENERAL (UN) DIES AT AGE 80
The former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan has been confirmed dead.
His death occurred at Geneva in Switzerland where he was receiving medical care.
Mr. Kofi was the 1st black and the 7th to serve as the Boss of UN between the periods of January 1997- December 2006.
He replaced BoutrosBoutros Ghali of Egypt becoming the 1st man from Africa to serve as Secretary General.
He was also the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan foundation which was to work on international development, as well as the chairman of the Elders, an international organization founded by Late Nelson Mandela.
He was further appointed as Secretary General on the 13th of December 1996 by the security council and later confirmed by the General Assembly making him the 1st office holder to be elected for a second term in 2001.
As part of his works, he reformed the United Nations bureaucracy, thus he worked so hard to fight HIV particularly in Africa.
He was succeeded by Bankimoon as the Secretary General on the 1st day of January 2007.
His death is reported to have happened today, 18th August 2018.
His death was later confirmed by a press released by the Kofi Annan foundation and part of it reads
“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and Kofi Annan foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of United Nations and Nobel peace laureate passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness.
He left behind his wife, Nane and 3 children Ama, kojo and Nina.