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Former UN chief Kofi Annan hailed as a guiding force for good

From his native Ghana to the United States, tributes continued to pour in from around the world Sunday after UN chief, Nobel peace laureate, and diplomatic rock star Kofi Annan died at the age of 80. The Ghanaian national was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body s profile in global politics during his two terms as head of the UN from 1997 to 2006. The first secretary general from sub-Saharan Africa, Annan led the United Nations through the divi

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