It is with great sadness and sorrow to have learnt of the death of the son of Africa, Kofi Annan.
Kofi Annan was born in the Kofandros section of Kumasi in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) on 8 April 1938. His twin sister Efua Atta, who died in 1991, shared the middle name Atta, which in the Akan means ‘twin’.
Kofi Annan was awarded the Peace Prize for having revitalized the UN and for having given priority to human rights. The Nobel Committee also recognized his commitment to the struggle to contain the spread of the HIV virus in Africa and his declared opposition to international terrorism.
As Zambians living in South Africa, we share the grief and huge loss.
We wish the Annan family strength and Gods comfort during this trying time.
May His Soul Rest In Peace.
Zambia Association in South Africa – President.
The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death in a statement posted on Twitter.
It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness… pic.twitter.com/NDOy2NmAAs
— Kofi Annan Foundation (@KofiAnnanFdn) August 18, 2018
Sources: Graphic Online (Feature Image)