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UN lowers flag to half-staff to remember Annan

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 19, 2018 13:39

UN lowers flag to half-staff to remember Annan

The United Nations lowered its flag to half-staff at its world headquarters after the passing of former Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours, his close associates said.In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with “immense sadness”, saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 19, 2018 13:39