Remembering a Great African Patriot

Africa and the rest of the world woke up on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to the death news of former United Nations Secretary General and Ghanaian national, Kofi Anan, a great African Patriot. He died in Bern, Switzerland following a brief illness.

The career diplomat was the first and only one that had come from Sub-Saharan Africa to hold this prestigious top level position of the world body since its formation in 1945. The first from the African continent to hold the Secretary General position of the UN was Boutrous Boutrous-Ghali of Egypt, who served from 1992 to 1996.

Taking over from Boutrous Boutros-Ghali in 1997, Kofi Anan is remembered for a number of achievements at the UN for the two five-year terms he served. Referred to as “World’s top diplomat,” the name Kofi Annan remains…

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