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Kofi Annan Receives Final Farewell At State Funeral
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14 Sep 2018 01:38 AM EST

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is being laid to rest in Ghana. Thousands of Ghanaians and dignitaries from around the world gathered for the state funeral, says CNN. Presidents of Ivory Coast, Liberia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Niger and Zimbabwe were among the African leaders present. Thursday's ceremony marks the end of three days of mourning declared in Ghana. Annan was the first black man to lead the United Nations. He died in August from a brief illness at the age of 80.

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