Across Africa, mourning over Kofi Annan

2018-08-18 17:30
Kofi Annan (File: AFP)

Kofi Annan (File: AFP) (Kofi Annan )

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

People across Africa are expressing shock and sorrow over the death of Ghanaian-born Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general. His death at age 80 was announced Saturday.

"We are devastated," the Nelson Mandela Foundation says in a statement. "Africa and the world has lost a special human being." Annan had been chair of The Elders, an elite group of former leaders founded by Mandela.

African leaders including Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa are offering condolences.

Nigeria's Amina Mohammed, the UN deputy secretary general, says in a tweet that Annan "gave hope to the voiceless" and she calls him "my friend, my hero, my inspiration."

* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    kofi annan  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  uhuru kenyatta  |  africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.