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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption] The body of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Attah Annan has been laid to rest today at the new Military Cemetery in Burma Camp after Ghanaians and the International Community on Thursday converged at the Accra International Conference Centre to bid ceremonial farewell to the late diplomat. The three-day state funeral and burial rites begun after a casket carrying his body arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra from Switzerland on Monday accompanied by his wife, children, grandchildren and some UN officials. [caption id="attachment_126441" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption] Chiefs, Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, the general public and other dignitaries had the opportunity to file past his body to pay their last respect on Tuesday and Wednesday. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home The funeral service of the global peace icon was led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Some dignitaries who attended the funeral include; President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, George Weah of Liberia, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Hage Geingob of Namibia and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger. [caption id="attachment_126443" align="alignnone" width="768"]Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption] The Angolan Vice-President, Bornito de Sousa; the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix; the Deputy Chief of the African Union Commission, Mr Kwesi Quartey; a former Prime Minister of Kenya, Mr Raila Odinga, current UN Secretary-General António Guterres who led a delegation from the United Nation. [caption id="attachment_126442" align="alignnone" width="1000"]Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption] Mr Annan passed away on August 18, in the Swiss city of Bern after a brief illness. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and board chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation until his passing. [caption id="attachment_126445" align="alignnone" width="700"]Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption] [caption id="attachment_126447" align="alignnone" width="700"]Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Goes Home[/caption]    ]]>

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