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Kofi Annan's family in Ghana in tears at news of his passing

20 August 2018

There were tears and fond memories at the Kumasi family home of former UN Secretary General and nobel peace prize laureate Kofi Annan on Sunday . Annan's younger cousin said he was an inspiration at home.

He was remembered globally as a man who was dignified and humane Annan died in hospital in Switzerland. Annan served two terms as U.N. Secretary-General in New York from 1997-2006 and retired to live in a Swiss village .former president of Ghana John Kufuor describes him as a man who continued to be concerned with the alleviation of hunger and poverty long after leaving the U.N.