What you should know about ex-UN boss Kofi Annan - 6 months ago, 18 Aug 19:42

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Former United Nations top diplomat Kofi Annan' death has come as a shock to many.

Mr Annan, who was the secretary-general from 1997 to 2006, died on Saturday in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland, after a short illness; he was 80 years of age.

"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," his foundation said in a statement.

Leaders around the world have poured tributes, all praising him as a man who championed and endorsed better quality of live for all.

Below we highlight some of the notable events that shaped Mr Annan's life:


Mr Annan, the seventh secretary-general, had a twin sister called Efua Atta Annan who died in 1991.

The two were born in Kumasi, Ghana, in April 1938, into a ...
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