Kofi Anna the former United Nations Secretary-General, has died.
Annan, according to report passed away in Switzerland, this morning August 18th after a brief illness.
Mr. Annan born in Kumasi on April 8, 1938, was the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
The UN Migration Agency confirmed his passing in a Tweet on Saturday.
“Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. A life well lived. A life worth celebrating,” the agency tweeted.
Annan was the first UN Secretary-General to rise from within the ranks of the United Nations staff. He served as the seventh Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006.
Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the UN in 2001. He was the chairman of The Elders, a group of global leaders working for human rights.