Ghana-Kofi Annan Funeral

Ghana holds state funeral for Kofi Annan

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Accra, Ghana - Sept 13, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of Accra International Conference Center
2. Various of poster showing former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
3. Various of people beating on drums outside conference center
4. Mourners outside conference center
5. Various of soldiers, security personnel
6. Soldiers carrying Annan's casket out of conference center
7. Annan's coffin being transported from conference center
8. Various of Ghana's national flags, United Nations flags flown at half-mast

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The government of Ghana held a state funeral for former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who passed away in Switzerland on Aug 18 at the age of 80.

A number of African and world leaders joined Ghanaian President Nana Aakufo-Addo to bid farewell to Annan at the Accra International Conference Center in the capital, Accra.

Among the leaders at the state funeral were UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, and Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio.

In his tribute, Akufo-Addo described Annan as charming, cosmopolitan, elegant, eloquent and gentle-mannered.

He said that Annan had given him sensitive and deeply appreciative advice when he took office as president of the Republic of Ghana.

UN Secretary-General Guterres said in his tribute that Annan pioneered new ideas and initiatives, including the Millennium Development Goals, and the landmark reforms in his report -- In Larger Freedom.

Annan was an exceptional leader whom not only the UN but the whole world would miss, Guterres added.

Nane Annan, widow of the departed former secretary-general, expressed gratitude to Ghana for giving her and the world such a caring husband and a leader.

Outside the conference center, Ghana's national flag and the UN flag were flown at half-mast as people gathered together to mourn the former UN chief.

Born on April 9, 1938 in Ghana, Annan served as the seventh secretary-general of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

He died at a hospital in Bern, Switzerland, after a short illness, family sources had said.

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