Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan

President Nana Akufo-Addo says Ghana is ‘deeply saddened’ by news of Annan’s death in Switzerland after a short illness.

FILE: In this file photo taken on 06 December 2007 Former United Nations Secretary-General and president of the Global Humanitarian Forum, Kofi Annan gestures during a press conference in Geneva. Picture: AFP.

ACCRA/ GHANA - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former United Nations (UN) chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.

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