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Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 20, 2006 French President Jacques Chirac (2nd L), flanked by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (L), greets Chief Laukalbi from Tanna of Vanuatu Islands and his nephew Jerry Napat (R), as he inaugurates the “Musee du quai Branly”, a museum of primitive arts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and America, in Paris.
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died on August 18, 2018 after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced. “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,” the foundation said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO /

The announcement was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo following a meeting with Annan’s family. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Nobel peace laureate, died on Saturday at the age of 80 after a short illness.

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