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.