Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Annan was born in Kumasi on 8 April 1938, is said to have died in Switzerland, Saturday morning after a short illness.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan. Picture: United Nations Photo.

JOHANNESBURG – Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Prize laureate, Kofi Annan has died.

Annan was born in Kumasi on 8 April 1938, is said to have died in Switzerland on Saturday morning after a short illness.

Annan served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.