Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Prize laureate, Kofi Annan has died.
Annan was born in Kumasi on 8 April 1938, is said to have died in Switzerland on Saturday morning after a short illness.
Annan served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
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… pic.twitter.com/42nGOxmcPZ
— Kofi Annan (@KofiAnnan) August 18, 2018