Six essential quotes Kofi Annan will be remembered for

Nduta Waweru August 18, 2018
Photo: United States Mission Geneva/Flickr

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan died early Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness. The 80-year-old diplomat was known for his continued fight for humanitarian causes across the world.

Born on April 8, 1938, Annan was the only black Secretary-General of the United Nations and second African after Egyptian diplomat Boutros Boutros-Ghali.  His journey as a diplomat started in the 1960s and he has continued until his death.

Annan was also an author, writing a number of articles and books such as Interventions: A Life in War and Peace and We the Peoples: A UN for the Twenty-First Century.

In his honour, Face2face Africa brings you six quotes Annan will always be remembered for.

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: August 19, 2018


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