Kofi Annan, an icon in global governance, has died. He was reported dead by members of his family on Saturday morning, who took to the social networking site, Twitter, to make the announcement.
Kofi Annan, a son of Ghana, was a former Secretary-General of the world’s highest body, United Nations (UN), he was the first ever Black person to attain that height in the UN. After stepping down from the UN, he continued to work tirelessly as a global statesman.
Before his death, Kofi Annan was a recipient of the illustrious, Nobel Peace Prize award, for his contribution towards supporting and implementing peaceful movement is many of African countries. The Kofi Annan Foundation, which was put together by him and has the contributions of top world leaders, is saddled with the responsibility of spotting and developing leaders that can function effectively, locally and globally.
Kofi Annan was a force to reckon with within and outside Africa. He was looked up to by many leaders, young and old, in Africa; no wonder they call him “the president of many presidents”. From the report released on Twitter by the family, Mr Annan passed-away after a short illness, with both his wife, Nane and their children beside him.
Globally, leaders and media houses have put out their condolences, to his family and everyone dear to the man who lived an exemplary life.