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Kofi Annan (80) Former UN General Secretary & Nobel Peace Prize winner died today

Ghanna born Former UN General Secretary Kofi Annan died today at the age of 80. His official NGO Kofi Annan Foundation that works towards promoting better Global Governance while strengthening people to achieve a peaceful world confirmed the same on their twitter handle:

He was suffering from a short term illness after which he passed away on Saturday leaving behind his wife and three children. Annan was awarded Nobel Peace prize for his work towards making the world a more peaceful place for everyone. He was awarded the prize along with United Nations in the year 2001.

 

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
-Kofi Annan

People from all over the world are mourning the death of Annan with twitter getting flooded with such tweets. Current UN Secretary General António Guterres tweeted:

Kofi Anaan Foundation wrote:

Kofi Annan was a son of Ghana and felt a special responsibility towards Africa. He was particularly committed to African development and deeply engaged in many initiatives, including his chairmanship of the Africa Progress Panel and his early leadership of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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