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United Nations issues new stamp to pay tribute to late Kofi Annan.

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United Nations issues new stamp to pay tribute to late Kofi Annan.

To honour the former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United Nations Postal Administration of the Department of Operational Support issued a definitive stamp of US$1.30 on May 31.  The stamp features a portrait of the late Kofi Annan which was illustrated by the famous artist and engraver Martin Mörck.
The quote on the stamp reads “To live is to choose.  But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” 

The stamp sheet and first day cover were designed by Rorie Katz of UNPA. Kofi A. Annan of Ghana, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, served from 1997 to 2006. He was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff.

As Secretary-General, Annan gave priority to revitalizing the UN through a comprehensive programme of reform; strengthening the Organization’s traditional work in the areas of development and the maintenance of international peace and security; advocating human rights, the rule of law and the universal values of equality, tolerance and human dignity; restoring public confidence in the Organization by reaching out to new partners and, in his words, by “bringing the United Nations closer to the people”.

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In 2001, Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. He also received numerous honorary degrees and many other national and international prizes, medals and honours.

Upon leaving the United Nations, Mr. Annan established the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007, an independent, not-for-profit organization that works to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more peaceful world.

Kofi Annan died on 18 August 2018 in Bern, Switzerland, at the age of 80.

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EARTHGANG Release GHETTO GODS (DELUXE)

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Atlanta duo EARTHGANG have released a deluxe version of their critically acclaimed record, Ghetto Gods. Featuring five additional tracks ranging from remixes, new songs and reimagined versions of album favorites, Ghetto Gods (Deluxe) brought along friends Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Smino and Blxckie to add their flair to the songs. (more…)

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R. Kelly will get sexual disorder treatment, have no contact with minors upon release

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As earlier reported, on Wednesday (June 29), R. Kelly received 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking and racketeering. Today (July 1), new details have been shared regarding the terms of his sentencing. According to reports, the “Ignition” singer must undergo sexual treatment if he is ever released. (more…)

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WATCH: James Corden acts as President Joe Biden’s P.A in the White House for a day

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US based British comedian/TV host, James Corden went to the White House as part of a segment for his tv show ‘The Late Late Show’ and posed as president Joe Biden’s personal assistant . (more…)

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Taylor Swift ‘secretly engaged to boyfriend Joe Alwyn’

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Taylor Swift is engaged to her British boyfriend Joe Alwyn, according to reports. (more…)

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Alleged Nigerian cybercrime kingpin in South Africa arrested over $12 million fraud

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INTERPOL, in collaboration with the US Secret Service, South African Police and other agencies, has arrested an alleged Nigerian cybercrime kingpin, James Aliyu, in connection with $12m romance scam and business email compromise fraud. (more…)

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Headie One Releases “Bigger Than Life” Featuring Dutch Rapper Frenna

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Today, UK drill pioneer Headie One releases brand new track, “Bigger Than Life,” along with an official music video. Take a listen to the track at all DSPs HERE.

Featuring the Dutch multi-platinum artist Frenna and production from Spanker, “Bigger Than Life” is the third track to be taken from Headie’s forthcoming European tape, following 22 Carats” with French rapper Gazo and Cloud” featuring German rapper Luciano.

Frenna comments on the collaboration “I always respected Headie and think he’s a great artist, we linked and it just clicked in the studio. We made a lot of shit happen and eventually ‘Bigger Than Life’ was born.”

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Frenna made his breakthrough in 2014 as part of the rap formation SFB (Strictly Family Business) and has had numerous #1 in the Netherlands including ‘Francis’ and ’’t Album Onderweg Naar ‘Het Album’’. His fifth solo album ‘Highest’ featuring breakthrough hit ‘Come Thru’ had a host of international artists on including Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade, British rapper Young Adz (D-Block Europe) and King Promise.

Headie’s as yet untitled new tape will be released over the summer and features rappers from a number of different European countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands. Each have their own unique story behind them and proves the King Of Drill’s ever increasing influence outside of his native UK.

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