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Ex-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, 80 dies 

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died at the age of 80. (FILE PHOTO)

GENEVA – Mr Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general and 2001 Nobel peace prize winner, has died, the International Organisation for Migration and several Foreign Media outlets reported  on Saturday afternoon.

“Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former @UN Secretary General @KofiAnnan,” the UN agency wrote.

“A life well lived. A life worth celebrating,” it added.

Mr Annan, 80, is believed to have died in Switzerland on Saturday morning after a short illness, the GhanaWeb reported.

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