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Some memorable photographs of the late Kofi Annan

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Kofi Annan with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, July 2006. He became UN Secretary-General in January 1997 and served for two consecutive five-year terms, interacting with leaders from across the world, including the President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who he met in Monrovia in July 2006. UN Photo

Kofi Annan in the Soweto, South Africa. 2006. Mr. Annan used his office to advocate for human rights, the rule of law, development and Africa. He travelled to the South African township, Soweto in 2006 and met with school children. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Kofi Annan with his wife, Nane Annan, at the Zinder Hospital. Kofi Annan worked to bring the UN closer to people worldwide by forging ties with civil society, the private sector and other partners. In August 2005, he travelled with his wife, Nane Annan, (left) to Niger to visit the pediatric wing of the Zinder Hospital. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Kofi Annan receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. As Secretary-General, he also galvanized global action to fight HIV/AIDS and combat terrorism. Mr. Annan and the United Nations jointly were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. UN Photo/Sergey Bermeniev

Former Secretaries-General Kofi Annan (left) and Ban Ki-moon (right) pay a courtesy call on Secretary-General António Guterres in October 2017. In October 2017, Mr Annan joined his successor as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and the current chief of the UN, Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York. On Saturday, Mr Guterres described Mr Annan as “a guiding force for good” and a “proud son of Africa who became a global champion for peace and all humanity.” UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Nelson Mandela with Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan with Fidel Castro

Kofi Annan meets the Russian president Boris Yeltsin in 1999 during negotiations to end war in Yugoslavia. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Kofi Annan with Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) playing the trumpet after getting a quick lesson from musician Wynton Marsalis. Listening to the Secretary-General’s performance are (right) Nane Annan and singer Luciano Pavarotti. UN Photo/Evan Schneider, 10 December 1998, United Nations, New York

Former President Jerry John Rawlings in a tribute, described the late Kofi Annan as a fine gentleman who committed most of his professional life to world peace and made Ghana and Africa proud.

Compiled by Ruth Abla Adjorlolo

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