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Kofi Annan’s Demise: Ghana Declares Week Of Mourning

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Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.

Describing Annan as a “consummate” , Akufo-Addo said in a that Ghana was “deeply saddened” by news of his death in Switzerland on Saturday after a illness.

Born in Kumasi, the capital city of Ghana’s Ashanti region, Annan became the first black head of the United Nations.

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“I have directed that, in his , Ghana’s national flag will fly at half-mast across the and in all of Ghana’s diplomatic missions across the ” for one week from Monday, Akufo-Addo said.

“He brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena,” Akufo-Addo said.

“He was an ardent believer in the of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course on to the path of progress and prosperity.”

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