Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan passed away

He was 80 years old.

The 80-year-old UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died at the age of 80, the BBC reports.
Information in the account of Kofi Annan on Twitter was confirmed by his family. Politician’s family added that he died peacefully after a short illness.

Kofi Annan was born in Ghana (in 1938 it was the British colony of the Gold Coast). He served as Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1997-2006. In 2012, for six months he was the special envoy of the UN and the Arab League in Syria.

In 2001, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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