Kofi Annan has died

Kofi Annan has died
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Kofi Annan Foundation

Kofi Annan, former UN chief and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away on Saturday after a short illness. He was 80.
A statement by his family said his wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days.
Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world.
During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law.
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).
Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy. He selflessly placed others first, radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.  He will be greatly missed by so many around the world, as well as his staff at the Foundation and his many former colleagues in the United Nations system.  He will remain in our hearts forever.
Arrangements to celebrate his remarkable life will be announced later.