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International media eulogises former UN Chief Kofi Annan

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The news of the death of former UN General, Kofi Annan has been featuring in the international media since it broke early this morning.

 

The BBC described the Nobel Prize Winner as a black African with style. It recounts Mr. Annan’s last interview with the corporation where he said; ” I am a stubborn optimist, I was born an optimist and will remain an optimist”.

 

Middle East based Aljazeera writes extensively on the life and works of Mr. Annan. The Network highlights Current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’s Twitter which described Mr. Annan as ”a guiding force for good”.

 

The CNN, said it is sad at the passing of Mr. Annan. It has created a live page on its website showing the works of the late Diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

 

Meanwhile Kenyan Opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga described Kofi Annan as a man of integrity; a ”great African and a great leader of the world”.

 

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, says Kofi Annan was “humanity’s best example, the epitome, of human decency and grace”.

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