Former U.N. chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan speaks at a ceremonial ringing of the Peace Bell during the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 21, 2006. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky/Files

ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early […]

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