Kofi Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on Sept 13

Kofi Annan, listens to the media questions during a press conference at the United Nations Office in Geneva on June 22, 2012. Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died on August 18, 2018, at the age of 80. PHOTO | SEBASTIEN BOZON | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Annan, a Ghanaian national and Nobel peace laureate, died on August 18 at the age of 80 after a short illness.

  • Following Annan's death in Switzerland, Ghana announced a week of mourning for "one of our greatest compatriots".



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