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Kofi Atta Annan

Date of Birth: 8 April 1938
Place of Birth: Kumasi
Died: 18 August 2018

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The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

Unlike the February 2008 National Accord between former president Mwai Kibaki and Odinga midwifed by African Union emissaries notably Kofi Annan Benjamin Mkapa and Graça Machel and chaperoned by Western diplomats the March 2018 'Handshake' was negotiated between close Kenyatta and Odinga family members gazetted by the Office of the President as an official function and foisted on the public as a fait accompli (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

A favourite for an impossible job

Along with the rival campaign of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (AC Vol 61 No 14 At cross purposes on world trade) Mohamed's bid for the director-general job at the WTO is reckoned to be the best chance for an African to head a major international organisation since Ghana's Kofi Annan became Secretary-General of the UN in 1997...

Peter da Costa

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Peter da Costa journalist economist and activist on 18 August a year to the day after the death of his friend and mentor Kofi Annan...


HYPREP’s checkered rep

The UNEP report which alerted the international community to the environmental emergency in Ogoni arose partly from the 1996 visit of Malaysian lawyer Param Cumaraswamy sent as Special Rapporteur by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to investigate the aftermath of the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his co-defendants...


Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

In an era when narrow nationalism and populism are taking on the international system the career of Kofi Annan showed where the battle lines were drawn...


Clean-up gets murky

After the army occupation that followed left thousands dead and the 1995 executions caused Nigeria to be suspended from the Commonwealth UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent Malaysian lawyer Param Cumaraswamy as his Special Rapporteur to visit Ogoni in 1996...

Kabila squeezes the miners

Lobby groups such as Kofi Annan's Africa Progress Panel and the anti-corruption and environmental lobby group Global Witness reckon Glencore has pumped cash loans and shares worth over US$500 million into offshore companies controlled by Gertler...

New order tackles old debts

Security experts in Accra such as Kwesi Aning of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre argue that far better regional coordination and national awareness are required despite the lack of specific and immediate threats...

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