UN’s former secretary-general Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Credit: United Nations

According to media news, UN’s former secretary general Kofi Annan passed away in Switzerland. He was 80 years of age, he passed away peacefully after a short illness. He was the first black African to become UN secretary-general.

He was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 2001 for helping to revitalise the international body UN.

Reportedly the world leaders sent condolences to his family, said media news report.

-AENNS-18/08/2018

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