Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan dies aged 80

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Switzerland : Kofi Annon the former United Nations secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work has passed away at the age of 80.

Annon passed away on Saturday morning in Switzerland after a short illness.

Annon was born in Kumasi on April 8, 1938 and was descended from tribal chiefs on both sides of his family.

His father was an educated man, and Annan became accustomed to both traditional and modern ways of life. He has described himself as being "atribal in a tribal world."

The Ghanaian was secretary general of the UN between 1997 and 2006 and won the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work.

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