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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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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...

Democrats under fire

The former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan warned of the risks at the Fifth Tana Security Forum in Ethiopia on 25 April: 'If a leader doesn't want to leave office… and elections are seen as being gamed to suit a leader and he stays term after term after term the tendency may be the only way to get him out is through a coup or people taking to the streets...


Fugitive flees as courts sidelined

The exceptions are Kenya's cases which resulted from mediation by Kofi Annan then the UNSG and Sudan's referral by the UNSC in a resolution supported by Africa's non-permanent members on the Council (Permanent Five members China and Russia ignored Sudan's request to veto that referral)...

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