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18-Aug-2018  
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Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mohammed Mo Ibrahim has eulogized fallen world hero, Kofi Annan, whose sudden demise has left many down.

Describing him as “a close friend, a counsellor and comrade in arms in the fight for better governance and rule of law in Africa”, Mo Ibrahim touted Mr. Annan’s contributions to maintaining peace, democracy and development in Africa and the world at large.

A statement released by Mo Ibrahim read;

“Today we lost a great African, a man who spent most of his life working for peace, democracy and development.

He spent most of his working life at the UN retiring as Secretary-General in 2006.

On retirement, Kofi dedicated his time and energy for Africa working for peace, human rights and climate justice.

Besides his Foundation, he chaired the Elders, the Africa Progress Panel and the various missions he undertook searching for peace from Kenya, to Syria, to Myanmar.

On a personal level, I have lost a close friend, a counsellor and comrade in arms in the fight for better governance and rule of law in Africa. Kofi was the first chair of our Prize Committee, and his contribution to our Board meetings were always invaluable.

Our condolences to his wife Nane and his children”.

Kofi Annan passed away Saturday morning in Switzerland after a short illness.

"It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness..." the Kofi Annan Foundation in a tweet said.

He was 80.
 
 
Source: Ghanaweb.com
 
 

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