Ghana bid farewell to former U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, on Thursday  in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international statesmen who hailed his record as an advocate for humanity and world peace.

 

Annan’s widow, Nane, paid tribute to her husband and thanked Ghana for giving the world an “extraordinary human being.”
In an address, current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed Annan, who served as the seventh U.N. Secretary-General between 1997 and 2006, as an exceptional global leader with a deep faith in the role of the United Nations as a force for good.
“As we face the headwinds of our troubled and turbulent times, let us always be inspired by the legacy of Kofi Annan,” Guterres said.

 

Annan, a Ghanaian national and Noble laureate, died in a Swiss hospital last month at the age of 80.

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