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Former UN Chief Kofi Annan to be Buried after State Funeral

Former UN Chief Kofi Annan to be Buried after State Funeral

Thursday, 13 September 2018 06:38 AM

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be buried Thursday after a three-day funeral and ceremony.

Mourners have thronged to the conference center in Accra, where his coffin has been since Monday. Many attending described him as a peaceful man who dedicated himself to global security.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo-Addo has ordered Ghana's flags to fly at Half-mast as dignitaries, including the current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, attend. Presidents from Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Niger and Namibia are also attending.

A private burial will follow the ceremony, with a 17-gun salute and full military honors.

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