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Final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

Accra - World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a "stubborn optimist" to create a better, more peaceful world.

World leaders to attend Kofi Annan's state funeral in Ghana

Accra - Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana on Thursday after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.

Ahead of funeral, Ghanaians bid farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Kofi Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on Sept 13

Accra - Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".

Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

Geneva - As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Nairobi - Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.

Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death

Paris - Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with AFP last year, urging more cooperation to deal with terrorism, migration and climate change.

Kofi Annan: key dates

Paris - Key dates in the life of former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, the first black man to head the world body.- April 8, 1938: Born in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi to an aristocratic family from the Fante tribe.

Kofi Annan: the UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

New York - Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80, led the United Nations through the divisive years of the Iraq war and the trauma of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

'Guiding force for good': World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

Geneva - There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Geneva - Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced.

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-UN chief on peace mission

Cox's Bazar - Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former UN chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya.

Kofi Annan in Cuba to boost Colombia-FARC peace talks

Havana - Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Cuba on Thursday to prod negotiators from the Colombian government and leftist FARC guerrillas to clinch a dragging peace agreement.

Scotch whisky production resumes in Scotland's deep south

Annan - A little bit of whisky history was made in Scotland last weekend as the Annandale Distillery, near Annan, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland’s far south, opened its doors to the public and resumed whisky production after a gap of 95 years.

Syrian government accepts Kofi Annan's 6-point peace plan

Damascus - News is breaking that Damascus has accepted the 6-point peace plan proposed by Kofi Annan. Hopes are that the bloodshed in the country will now cease.

Condoleezza Rice: Kenyans Must Share Power

During on her trip to Kenya, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged both sides to share power and put aside their differences and personal interests to stop the current political crisis.

Ban Ki-moon sworn in as UN chief

South Korea's Ban Ki-moon has been sworn in as the next UN secretary general at a ceremony in New York.

Kofi Annan Declines To Negotiate With Israel

United Nations (voa) - With an Israeli delegation en route to New York, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he will not negotiate with Israel on the composition of the fact-finding team he appointed to investigate the Israeli assault on the Jenin re...

Annan : International Force Should Be Urgently Dispatched To Middle East

GENEVA (voa) - The U.N. Security Council is considering a call by Secretary General Kofi Annan to urgently deploy an international force to end Israeli-Palestinian violence. Mr. Annan said the situation in the Middle East is so dangerous and the hu...

Annan Warns Against Isolating Arafat

VIENNA (voa) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged an end to the isolation of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Mr. Annan told reporters in Vienna that it is difficult for Mr. Arafat to lead because he is being isolated and virtually under h...

Annan Visits Afghan Capital

KABUL (voa) - United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is in Afghanistan for a short visit and a meeting with interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai. Mr. Annan arrived in Kabul early Friday morning aboard a special flight from Islamabad, where he hel...
 

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