Ghana's flags fly at Half-mast as dignitaries attend Kofi Annan's funeral

2018-09-13 13:34
Coffin of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former secretary general of the UN United Nations who died at the age of 80 after a short illness. (AFP)

Coffin of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former secretary general of the UN United Nations who died at the age of 80 after a short illness. (AFP)

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Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried Thursday after a three-day funeral and ceremony.

Mourners have thronged to the conference centre in Accra, where his coffin has been since Monday. Many attending described him as a peaceful man who dedicated himself to global security.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo-Addo has ordered Ghana's flags to fly at Half-mast as dignitaries, including the current UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, attend. Presidents from Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Niger and Namibia are also attending.

A private burial will follow the ceremony, with a 17-gun salute and full military honours.

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