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Burial Of Kofi Annan: See The Full Biography of The Former UN Secretary General

BURIAL OF KOFI ANNAN: SEE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY OF THE FORMER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS 

The legendary man, Kofi Annan who died on the 18th of August, 2018 was a great man of impact all around the world. Let us look into the biography of this great man.


WHO REALLY IS KOFI ANNAN?

FULL NAME: His full name is Kofi Attah Annan (surname was initially Anane but the colonial masters changer it to Annan)

AGED: Before he died, he was aged 80, born precisely on the 8th of April, 1938 and died on the 18th of August 2018.

PLACE OF BIRTH: He was born in his country Ghana, In Konogo which is 36km from Kumasi on the Accra Ghana Highway.

TIME USED IN OFFICE: He was the secretary general of the United Nations for nine (9) years (From January 1st, 1997 to the 31st of December, 2006), after which he was succeeded by Ban Ki Moon and then Nabil Elaraby. He was also the Envoy of United Nations and Arab League to Syria for less than a year (From 23rd February, 2012 to the 31st of August, 2012).

FAMILY: He was married to Titi Alakija for 18 years before they got divorced (from 1965 to 1983), then he got married again just a year after to Nane Lagergren (1984). He has 3 kids; Kojo Annan, Nina Cronstedt de Groot, Ama Annan.

EDUCATION: He studied at Elite school, a Methodist school (boarding) from 1954 to 1957, then in the year 1958, he moved to Kumasi College of science and technology where he studied Economics. After receiving a Ford Foundation grant, he was able to sponsor his undergraduate studies at Manchester University in the United State (1961). He also earned his masters degree in management.


ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS WON BY KOFI ANNAN


  • He was the chancellor at the university of Ghana for 10 years (From 2008 to 2018)
  • He was a fellow at the committee on Global Thought at the University of Columbia which took effect from 2009 till his death.
  • He was the chairman at the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in Leadership for 11 years (2007 to 2018)
  • He was the chairman at the Alliance For Green Revolution in Africa (2007 till date)
  • He has won several honorary doctorate degrees from the following schools; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Science), United Nations Mandated University (Peace), Lund University (Law), National University of Ireland ( Law), Glasgow Caledonian University (Law), King’s College, Lodon ( Law), Uppsala University, Princeton University (Crystal Tiger Award), George  town University (Humane Letters), University of Tokyo, University of Pennsylvania (law), Ghent University, University of Pittsburg, Browns University, Tilburg University, University of Notre Dame and many more.


AWARDS WON BY KOFI ANNAN


  • He is a Nobel Prize winner in 2001
  • He won the Courage award in the year 2002
  • He has a freedom medal
  • In 2006, he won the Olof Palme prize
  • Harvard University Honours prize
  • Confuscius Peace Prize in 2012


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