Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies

Ex-UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has died aged 80
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has died aged 80

Kofi Annan, the United Nation’s former secretary general and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died on Saturday aged 80.

The Ghanian diplomat served, for two terms, as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN, from 1997 to 2006. He was the first black African to occupy such a role.

In 2001, he, together with the UN, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their work for a better organised and more peaceful world".

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