Former U.N. Secretary General , Kofi Annan dies at 80.

Ghana’s Kofi Annan, whose popular and influential reign as secretary general of the United Nations was marred by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq, has died, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation said on Twitter.

Kofi Annan also shared the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize with the international body he led from 1997 to 2006.

The family tweeted ;

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…

May his soul rest in peace.

Twitter Reacts

Carl Bildt

@carlbildt

Deeply saddened by the passing away of Kofi Annan. One of the true global leaders of our age. A man of courage, wisdom and friendship. I’m honored to have had the privilege of working for him.

Carol Radull

@CarolRadull

Oh no! So sad to hear Kofi Annan has died. A national opinion poll in August 2008 had Kenyans vote him as the most popular person for Kenyans after he brokered the peace talks that ended the Post Poll violence. May he rest in peace.

Osagie Alonge

@OsaGz

I grew up always reading about him. Such an inspiration.

Rest in Power Kofi Annan.

Paul Polman

@PaulPolman

“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” Kofi Annan. The world has lost a great leader and role model today.

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Enekem 💎@EnekemGreg

BREAKING! Kofi Annan, the first Black (7th) Secretary-General of the United Nations, who served from 1997 to 2007 has passed away.

From Ghana, in 2001 he won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

He Was 80yrs Old

Rest in Perfect Peace to the great one!

FOLLOW DANIEL TRAIN 🔥🔥🔥@Dannyyweb

Rest In Perfect Peace “Kofi Annan” Africa 🌍 Will Always Remember Your Good Work As UN Sec.General

Harun Maruf

@HarunMaruf

BREAKING: Kofi Annan, the Ghanaian diplomat who served as the 7th UN secretary-general (1997-2006) has died. Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for humanitarian work, he was 80 years old. Annan once led UN peacekeeping operations, and has visited Mogadishu multiple times.

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