‘True Maverick:’ Former U.N. Chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

Ghana has declared a week of national mourning after the death Saturday of its native countryman, Kofi Annan, the only Black African to become U.N. secretary-general, according to multiple news organizations.

Annan, 80, “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness,” the Kofi Annan Foundation said in a statement, according to NBC News, hailing him as a “global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful...

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