Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80

The 7th UN secretary-general and Nobel prize winner died in Switzerland after a short illness

Kofi Annan, the first black African United Nations secretary-general, died at the age of 80 early Saturday at a hospital in Bern, Switzerland, following a short unspecified illness. The the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who was born in Ghana in 1938, was confirmed by his family and foundation.


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  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80

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