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Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary General, Dies At 80

BERNE, AUGUST 18TH Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate, has died. He was 80. According to reports Kofi Annan died at a hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday. Kofi Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world's top diplomat - United Nations Secretary General - serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. He, along with the United Nations, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".
Aug 18, 2018
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