Koffi Annan, the first black African to become the UN Secretary-General, a charismatic global diplomat who led the world body through its one of most turbulent times is dead, he died at the early hours of Saturday at the age of 80.
Tribute were flowing from every corners of the world as world great leaders mourn Mr. Koffi Annan, he died in the capital city of Swiss, Bern over a short period of sickness, the illness is still unspecified.
The Nobel Prize winner was remembered for his “warmth, brilliance, radiating geniune and kindness filled life”.
The president of Koffi’s country, Ghana where he was born told his wife that he died peacefully in his sleep.
Leaders from Israel, France, Russia, India and all around the world expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates described as “one of the great peacemakers of our time.” He won a groundbreaking uncontested second term election as the UN Secretary-General.
Mr. Annan became the seventh Secretary-General and the first hired from within as he was said to have spent all most his entire career working as an administrator in the United Nitions and his cool-tempered nature, aristocratic style and political savvy helped him to attain the position.
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