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Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, has died aged 80 in Switzerland, his aides say.
He "passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness", the foundation named after him said on Saturday.
Mr Annan served two terms as UN chief from 1997 to 2006, and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work for his efforts.
Probably the most dignified man in the world.
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I think the UN has wasted away and become a bloated unworkable toothless organisation, but still have massive respect for Kofi Annan.
Rest In Peace.
I believe he was an honest man in a world of con men, frauds and scoundrels, who tried his best to improve things, can't say fairer than that. RIP