Kofi Annan, the first black African to become the United Nations Secretary General, has passed away peacefully at his home in Switzerland.
He was the true icon of black Africans. He was a hero of many and encouraged more blacks to enter the global political platforms.
He occupied the prestigious post of UN Secretary General not once, but twice –from the year 1997 to 2006. During his period, he handled several sensitive global issues.
For his contributions in the humanitarian work, he was awarded the prestigious global award of Nobel Peace Prize.
As per a report, his unexpected demise is due to some age related ailments. The report says that he has been under medical treatment for last few days.
He is survived by his wife Nane. She has been by his side at the time he has passed away.
Several International leaders have expressed their condolence. Many International leaders, many those belonging to the African region and those maintained a good relation with the deceased leader, are expected to attend his funeral.
More information regarding his funeral ceremony has not been publicised. More information is awaited about this story.
The entire world mourns due to the unexpected demise of the global leader, who relentlessly worked for the global unity throughout his life.
Vignesh. S. G
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