Articles tagged 'kofi annan'

Ghanaians pay last respects to Annan 13 September 2018 HARARE - Ghanaians are paying their last respects to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Atta Annan. The remains of Annan were, this week, returned to the country from Switzerland where he died at the age of 80. Yesterday, his body lay in state for paying of respects by the public ...
Annan burial set for September 13 1 September 2018 HARARE - A nine-member committee has been tasked by Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to organise a State burial for former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on September 13. A statement signed by the director of communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin, said that ...
Annan to be buried in Ghana 25 August 2018 NAIROBI - The late United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan will be laid to rest in his native home, the family has stated. The family of the former diplomat said he will be buried in Ghana, putting rest to the argument where the Nobel Peace Prize winner should be buried. A statement iss...
'Don't bury Annan in Switzerland' 23 August 2018 ACCRA - The Central Regional chairperson of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is appealing to the family of late former United Nations secretary-general, Kofi Annan to be buried in his home country, Ghana. Bernard Allotey Jacobs said such an important asset who has put Ghana's ...
Traditional burial for Annan 21 August 2018 Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan is expected to be given a special traditional burial and funeral rites by Manhyia in line with the highest traditional title bestowed on the International diplomat by the Asante Kingdom. Annan who served two terms as the UN chief died last Sat...
Annan: Great friend many didn't realise 20 August 2018 HARARE - To some in Zimbabwe, Kofi Annan appeared a distant figure when it came to the socio-economic and political interests of the country, and yet nothing could have been further from the truth. This unassuming tower of knowledge and diplomacy I used to call KA was, at times, referred to in...
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies 18 August 2018 BERN - Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has died at a hospital in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a brief illness. The 80-year-old served as the seventh UN chief for almost 10 years from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2001, which he shared with the UN. A stat...
Opposition pins hopes on Elders 19 July 2018 HARARE - The opposition political parties that have been feuding with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) are pinning their hopes on the visiting Elders group to help them make headway on a number of demands they want met before elections are held at the end of the month. Zimbabwe holds wa...
The Elders to visit Zim ahead of polls 17 July 2018 HARARE - The group of prominent people known as The Elders — who use their collective experience and influence to try and achieve peace and justice around the world — will visit the country this week. While in the country, they will meet with the leaders of political parties, the Zimbabwe Elec...
The Elders push for free, fair Zim polls 21 April 2018 HARARE - Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, former US President Jimmy Carter and other prominent figures have encouraged all political actors in Zimbabwe to deliver integrity and transparency across the country's transition, including a level playing field ahead of the upcoming elections. ...
Sadc urged to intervene in Zim 25 August 2016 HARARE - Sadc must intervene in the escalating Zimbabwean crisis and facilitate a smooth transition of power in the country, a group of international elders — Graca Machel, Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu — have urged. The elders said “Zimbabwe is on the verge of an important transition which, if ...