Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80
AmNews Staff Reports | 8/18/2018, 11:27 a.m.
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet , saying he died after a short unspecified illness.