Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary-General, Dies At 80

Kofi Annan a former UN Secretary-General has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Annan was born in old Ashanti Heartland in 1938 before Ghana became the first country in Sub-Sahara Africa to gain independence from colonial rule.

He was first black African to lead the United Nations serving as the seventh UN Secretary-General, from 1997 to 2006, which made him the first to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff.

Ghana has suffered a great loss and the world has joined the country in mourning 'ghana's grandson of tribal chiefs.'

In honor of the late Ghanaian diplomat, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has ordered flags to fly at half-mast for a whole week. The President also reassures the country's 28 million people that the Nobel Peace Prize winner left the world without pain because died in his sleep.

Rest in Paradise Kofi Annan Ghana's UN Scribe.

"I am comforted... that he died peacefully in his sleep," the president said on Twitter after coordinating with Annan's wife. "Rest in perfect peace, Kofi. You have earned it."

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