DRC's future 'is in grave danger', former African leaders say

2017-06-17 18:05

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and several former African leaders are warning of an "acute political crisis" in the DRC, with little sign that long-delayed presidential elections will be held this year as planned.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

Ex-UN chief Annan warns Nigeria about poll violence

2015-01-14 16:17

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged Nigeria to hold peaceful elections next month, warning that violence could be a set-back to progress across Africa.

De Mistura to be new Syria mediator

2014-07-11 05:00

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran UN official Staffan de Mistura as international mediator seeking an end to Syria's civil war.

Mandela a moral compass - Annan

2013-12-10 19:14

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has hailed former president Nelson Mandela as an inspirational moral compass.

Africa to review ICC participation

2013-10-08 19:23

African countries are set to meet this month to assess their continued involvement in the International Criminal Court.

Annan defends International Criminal Court

2013-10-08 07:47

If African victims could get justice in their own countries, there would be no need for the International Criminal Court, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan says.

Ex-UN chief to give Tutu birthday lecture

2013-09-20 17:56

Desmond Tutu will celebrate his 82nd birthday next month with a series of charitable events, and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is set to deliver his annual peace lecture.

Annan: Africa must curb mine profit theft

2013-05-10 16:15

Africa needs legislation to compel foreign miners to be honest about their revenues because some maximise profits unethically, says former UN head Kofi Annan.

Too late for Syria military action: Annan

2013-03-27 13:10

Former UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to Syria said it is too late for military intervention there and that arming President Bashar Assad's foes will not end the two-year-old crisis.


Ending hunger is well within our reach, says Kofi Annan

2016-09-06 16:45

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan has said that ending world hunger is "well within our reach" giving four ways in which the scourge can be ended in Africa.

Weak climate deal would harm new global goals – envoy

2015-09-10 12:27

A new set of UN development goals will be undermined if an international deal to tackle climate change doesn’t set the world on track to keep within a safe limit of global warming, an envoy says.

Panel of global leaders urges drug policy changes

2014-09-10 11:42

A 21-member international panel has urged a global overhaul of drug policies, calling for some drugs such as marijuana to be regulated, an end to incarceration for drug use and possession.

Africa must do more to tackle inequality

2014-05-08 11:31

African governments should work harder to ensure the benefits of a decade of economic growth are spread equitably, says a report by ex-UN head Kofi Annan.

Africa must stand up against ICC, says Zim

2013-10-11 08:59

Zimbabwe's justice minister says his nation will back any calls for African countries that want to break ties with the ICC at the continentwide African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia.

Annan defends ICC at Tutu lecture

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has spoken about the role of the ICC and terrorist threats in Africa at Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture in Cape Town.

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Tutu sorry for God

2013-10-07 23:31

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he "felt sorry for God" as he celebrated his 82nd birthday.

Kenyan VP Ruto's trial opens at ICC

2013-09-10 11:13

Kenya Vice President William Ruto has gone on trial for crimes against humanity at the ICC, the most senior official ever judged by the under-fire tribunal.

Mining wealth 'must benefit all Africans'

2013-05-10 13:54

Africa needs transparent mining strategies that would plough profits back into education and health, says a panel chaired by former UN chief Kofi Annan.

World must convince Assad to go: Kerry

2013-02-14 10:00

The world must persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to see the writing on the wall, says top US diplomat John Kerry, stressing Russia could play a key role in ending the conflict.

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