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Written by Obehi IlenikhenaPosted on 19-08-2018

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." Kofi Atta Annan (1938-2018)

Career Achievements: First appointment with a United Nations agency in 1962 at the World Health Organization in Geneva. From 1974-1976, Mr. Annan returned to Ghana to promote tourism and worked in Geneva with the U.N. High Commission for Refugees.

Achievements: Ghanaian Diplomat. First Black African as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. Won Nobel Peace Prize for Humanitarian Efforts (2001). Kofi Annan Foundation. Chair of the Elders.

Always in the line of controversy during his time in the UN, Mr. Annan still persisted and never deterred in promoting peace and acts of humanitarian. A leader who acts today always moves forward. Mr. Annan will definitely be missed, especially in the African communities, but his works will never be forgotten around the world. As Africans, we need to emulate the works of Mr. Annan and fight for peace, prosperity and progress.

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