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International dignitaries pay their respects as Kofi Annan laid to rest

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International dignitaries pay their respects as Kofi Annan laid to rest

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Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan

13th September 2018

By: African News Agency

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More than 1 500 dignitaries, including heads of state and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, are attending the funeral of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday,

Some of the heads of state which are attending include President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, George Weah of Liberia, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Hage Geingob of Namibia and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, Ghana Web reported.

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Angolan Vice-President, Bornito de Sousa, the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix; the Deputy Chief of the African Union Commission, Kwesi Quartey, former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, National Assembly Speaker of Kenya, Justin Muturi, and South Korea’s former Ambassador to the United States, Choi Young, all paid their respects to Annan.

United States Under Secretary of State for Arms Control, Andrea L. Thompson, led her country’s delegation to the funeral as Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo directed flags to be flown at half-mast across the country in memory of the iconic diplomat.

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