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Kofi Annan: A champion of peace and best example of humanity - 7 months ago, 18 Aug 14:49

Lillian Mutavi @l ...

Kofi Annan's roles as a humanitarian took centre stage following his death on Saturday; the world has plenty to remember him for.

Annan was former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation. He died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday.

In a statement announcing his death, his family and the foundation described him as a "global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world".

"During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations, he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law," the statement stated.

“After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the foundation and as chair of the Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He ...
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